Korean action film presold to 136 countries

May 30, 2017
The above image provided by the New Entertainment World shows a promotional poster for the Korean action film "The Villainess." (Yonhap)

The above image provided by the New Entertainment World shows a promotional poster for the Korean action film “The Villainess.” (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 30 (Yonhap) — The Korean action film “The Villainess” has been sold to 136 countries before its domestic release, its local distributor said Tuesday.

The film was screened in the midnight section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

According to the Next Entertainment World, the film’s distribution right was sold to companies in 136 countries, including Japan, China, Singapore and India, as well as Benelux and Scandinavian countries.

Directed by Jung Byung-gil, the movie centers on a young girl who is raised to be a deadly assassin and recruited by South Korea’s state intelligence agency as an agent. She goes out for revenge after realizing the secrets and conspiracies surrounding her.

The film starring Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun and Bang Sung-jun is to open in local theaters June 8.

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