Magazine article Screen International

Roaring Currents Makes Waves for CJ

Magazine article Screen International

Roaring Currents Makes Waves for CJ

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Korean smash hit [pictured] sells to Germany, Latin American and Italy, among others.

Korean distributor CJ Entertainment has sold all-time local hit Roaring Currents to a slew of territories including Germany (KSM), Latin America (Alebrije) and Italy (Minerva).

Starring Choi Min-shik, the historical naval battle drama also sold to Benelux and Scandinavia (Splendid), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), India (Visual Reality), Turkey (Medyavizyon) and Mongolia (Bloomsbury). Pay TV rights for Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam went to Popcorn, and in-flight rights to Emphasis.

At AFM, CJ is screening a newly edited international version of the film, 20 minutes shorter to pick up the pace. CJ says this edit was originally started for mainland China censors but was judged to be better for other overseas audiences' understanding of the film as well. The market premiere screening is on Nov 7. …

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