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Berlinale Panorama thriller title 'Idol' sells to key territories

The South Korean film is sold by Finecut.

South Korean thriller Idol, which screened in the Berlinale Panorama, has been acquired for Japan and Taiwan by New Select and Apex Success Global (Long Shong) respectively. Finecut is handling international sales.

Directed by Lee Su-jin, Idol is about two fathers pitted against each other when their sons are involved in a bloody hit-and-run case. Han Seok-kyu, Sul Kyung-gu and Chun Woo-hee star.

The film has clocked up more than 164,700 admissions and $1.2m to date at home in Korea, following its release on March 20, according to the Korean Film Council (Kofic).

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