Korean Film About 1997 Financial Crisis Sold to 17 Countries

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    November 20, 2018 11:27

    The much-anticipated Korean financial flick "Default" has been sold to 17 countries ahead of its release here. The countries include Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.

    The film's cast includes not only top stars Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Ah-in but also French actor Vincent Cassel, who is making his first appearance in a Korean movie.

    Set during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the film dramatizes the back-room negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and Korean officials that led to the IMF's bailout of the country.

    "Default" is scheduled to hit local theaters on Nov. 28. It will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 30, in Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan in December, and in Hong Kong and Macau in January next year.

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