June 29, 2018 12:49
Yoon Jong-bin's latest film "The Spy Gone North" has been sold to 111 countries.
The espionage thriller, which was invited to the Midnight Screenings section at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May, received rave reviews there and at home.
"We received a lot of inquiries from foreign buyers after the film was premiered at Cannes. We sold it to 111 countries in Asia, Latin and North America, and more recently European countries such as France, Poland, Spain and the U.K.," the film’s distributor CJ E&M said Thursday.
Set in the mid-1990s, the movie revolves around a South Korean secret agent who infiltrates North Korea to obtain information on the North's nuclear weapons programs.
It will hit local theaters on Aug. 8.
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