“The Housemaid” sweeps up six deals at Cannes

Korean film “The Housemaid – 2010″ has racked up a string of deals at the ongoing Cannes Film Market, selling to six countries at the event held concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival.

A report by film magazine Screen International on Tuesday said Mirovision, the producer and sales agent for “The Housemaid – 2010″, sold its Italian rights to Fandango and Australian rights to Madman Entertainment.

Also, AMA Film picked up “The Housemaid – 2010″ in Greece, Edko Films in Hong Kong, Festive Films in Singapore and M Pictures in Thailand.

The movie had been pre-sold to Pretty Pictures for France in March, ahead of the opening of the film market.

“The Housemaid- 2010″, a remake of a 1960s classic erotic thriller, stars 2007 Cannes best actress award-winner Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jeong-jae and veteran actress Yoon Yeo-jeong.

The film, about a young maid who comes to work for a wealthy couple and starts having an affair with the husband, saw the biggest opening for a local film so far this year and has attracted over one million admissions in just six days of its release on May 13.

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Source : 10.asiae.co.kr

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