Thursday, February 05, 2009

Film “Kitchen” to be Released in Japan

Korean romantic comedy
Kitchen” will be released in Japan in June. The film about a love triangle among two men and a woman is due for Korean release in May.

Kitchen” took part in the American Film Market last November and was sold to Show Gate, a Japanese distributor. At the time “Kitchen” was introduced to the largest film market in North America, the film had not even been edited completely. The American Film Market has been a crucial channel for introducing Korean films to overseas markets. Such acclaimed Korean films as Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War,” “D-War,” and “Portrait of a Beauty” had been distributed to the world through the American Film Market.

It’s unusual for a Korean film to make a foreign release so soon after the domestic release. However, Show Gate saw the potential of “Kitchen” and has been preparing for the theater release since late last year. “Kitchen” starring Shin Min-ah, Joo Ji-hoon, and Kim Tae-woo will open on February 5th in Korea.

source:KBS World

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