Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Adds Two for AFM

Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Adds Two for AFM

Article excerpt

South Korean sales company Finecut has announced two new additions to their AFM slate, including a foggy thriller set at sea and executive produced by Bong Joon-ho.

The two titles are Haemoo (Sea Fog) and Obsessed, a Vietnam War-era tale of erotic romance starring Song Seung-heon.

Haemoo marks the Snowpiercer director's first film as executive producer and features Kim Yoon-seok from The Yellow Sea and The Chaser.

Bong will be working for the second time with Shim Sung-bo since they co-wrote the 2003 hit thriller Memories Of Murder.

Shim is making his feature directorial debut with the $6m film based on a theatre production, itself based on true events.

The story is about a ship's crew of desperate fishermen smuggling illegal migrants who get caught up in tragedy and chaos in the midst of a heavy sea fog.

The youngest crew member Dong-sik - to be played by K-pop group JYJ member Park Yu-chan - tries to protect a young woman migrant with whom he falls in love against the crazed Captain Kang (played by Kim) and the other crew members. …

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