Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Entranced by Great Hypnotist

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Entranced by Great Hypnotist

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Fortissimo Films has struck a deal with China's Wanda Media to handle worldwide sales (excluding HK, Taiwan, SE-Asia) on current box office hit The Great Hypnotist.

Directed by Leste Chen, the film was released last weekend in China and has so far grossed an estimated $25m. Fortissimo will handle worldwide sales on the film, excluding Hong Kong, Taiwan and South-East Asia, which will handled by Wanda's own distribution team.

The mystery thriller, representing a new direction in genre filmmaking in China, tells the story of a renowned therapist, skilled in hypnotherapy who meets a deeply troubled patient he is unable to help. Xu Zheng (Lost In Thailand) and Karen Mok head the cast. The film was produced by Tina Shi and Wanda's James Li and executive produced by Xu Zheng and Wanda's Gillian Zhao. …

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