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A Violent Prosecutor dominates the Korean Box Office

In the January 2016 Box Office Report we talked about the lack of block buster movies during January and how this affected Korean Film Admissions. But things have changed with the release of “A Violent Prosecutor” the debut film from Lee Il-Hyeong. This crime-comedy features Hwang Jung-min, Gang Dong-won, Lee Sung-min, Park Sung-woong, along with other great actors.

The film was released on Wednesday February 3rd. On it’s debut night it managed to attract 526,000 spectators and later during the Chinese New Year long weekend (Feb. 5th until 10th) it was seen by 5.3 million. The biggest night was on February 9th when it got 1.1 million admissions.

Since the release the film has passed the 8 million mark and managed to get into the Top 20 most watched films in the history of Korea Cinema (Ranked #17 with 8.209.116 spectators). We are only half way into February but this could be one of the most watched films this year.
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Korea's 'Office', 'Trap' secure Efm sales

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Exclusive: 9ers Entertainment has also secured deals for Hong Won-Chan’s Cannes title Office.

Korean sales agent 9ers Entertainment has sealed a slew of deals on Hong Won-Chan’s Cannes title Office and Bong Man-Dae’s erotic thriller Trap.

Trap has gone to Donau Film for Germany and Austria, Klockworx for Japan, Sundream for Hong Kong and Macau, Moviecloud for Taiwan and Viva Communications for the Philippines.

Office has gone to Nikkatsu for Japan, Lemon Tree for China, Edko Films for Hong Kong, Mono Film for Thailand and Viva for the Philippines.

Mystery thriller Office, which premiered in a Mightnight Screening slot at Cannes last year, tells the story of a manager who starts killing of his colleagues one by one. Ko A-sung (Snowpiercer), Park Sung-woong (New World) and Bae Seong-woo (The Royal Tailer) head the cast.

Trap, starring Yu Ha-June and Han Je-In, tells the story of a writer attempting to finish his screenplay in a boarding
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Exclusive: New World Clip

Exclusive: New World Clip
Our exclusive clip from Well Go USA's Korean thriller New World shows just how dangerous being an undercover cop can be. Lee Jeong-jae stars as Ja-sung, a cop who has been undercover for the past eight years as the right-hand man to the Goldmoon crime syndicate leader. After the leader's death, the cops launch a new initiative that puts Ja-sung's life in danger, fearing he will be exposed as a mole. Take a look at this scene where Ja-sung confronts his police handler Kang (Min-sik Choi), revealing he needs to get out before it's too late.

New World - Exclusive "Give Up the Law"

The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called New World, with the perfect weapon. The boss' right hand man, Ja-sung (Lee Jeong-jae, The Thieves), has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years,
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