Korean Drama A Normal Family inks Distribution Deals
Directed by Hur Jin-ho, the film is an intense drama adapted from the bestselling novel The Dinner by Dutch author Herman Koch. By: Yan Yun
South Korean drama A Normal Family, directed by Hur Jin-ho, has inked key distribution deals ahead of its upcoming world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the screening of a promo reel, prominent sales outfit Finecut has sold the film to key territories such as France and French-speaking Switzerland (Diaphana Distribution), Vietnam (Lumix Media Co.) and worldwide inflight, excluding South Korea and Taiwan (Encore Inflight Limited).
The film signifies the third time that Hur, one of Korea’s leading auteurs, will premiere a film in Toronto. This is preceded by Dangerous Liaisons (2012) and April Snow (2005). A Normal Family follows the intense dilemma of two families facing a crime committed by their children. Sul Kyung-gu (recently appeared in Kill Boksoon on Netflix) portrays an older brother who is a materialistic lawyer, while Jang Dong-gun (Friend) plays the morally adept paediatrician younger brother. Kim Hee-ae (Queenmaker) and Claudia Kim (The Avengers: Age of Ultron) portray the wives of the brothers, respectively.
“A drama about privilege, nepotism, and moral decline, A Normal Family explores the darker side of normalcy in a transglobal tale of binding blood ties that end up disintegrating the lives of its protagonists” says Giovanna Fulvi, one of Toronto’s international programmers. “Hur Jin-ho’s solid direction and impeccable performances from the A-list cast add weight and finesse to this dysfunctional story on the ‘normal’ life of a family, in what is the greatest and most powerful adaption of Herman Koch’s bestseller, The Dinner.”
Hive Media Corp is the production company behind A Normal Family, and the film is currently in the post-production stage. It is set to make its premiere in the special presentations section of the Toronto International Film Festival, scheduled to run from September 7th to September 17th.