FINECUT is a film company specialized in international sales and marketing, production, financing and acquisition of high-end films, set up in 2008 by Youngjoo SUH, the founder of Cineclick Asia, who has represented many works of the best known Korean filmmakers such as LEE Chang-dong (POETRY), KIM Ki-duk (PIETA), HONG Sangsoo (IN ANOTHER COUNTRY), PARK Chan-wook (OLD BOY), and BONG Joon-ho (THE HOST). SUH has represented not only Korean films but also a wide variety of international films such as TUYA’S MARRIAGE (China) winner of Golden Bear Award in Berlin Int’l Film Festival, OPIUM WAR (Afghanistan) winner of Golden Marc’Aurelio Critics Award in Rome Int’l Film Festival, Pablo TRAPERO’s LION’S DEN (Argentina) and CARANCHO (Argentina) both invited to Cannes Film Festival.
Since its launch, Finecut has represented many acclaimed works including SUH’s own producing titles LION’S DEN and CARANCHO directed by the Argentine director Pablo Trapero and both invited to Cannes Official
Selection in 2008 and 2010, POETRY (dir. LEE Chang-dong) winner of the 2010 Cannes Best Screenplay Award, HAHAHA (dir. HONG Sangsoo) winner of 2010 Un Certain Regard Prize, ARIRANG (dir. KIM Ki-duk) winner of 2011 Un Certain Regard Prize, PIETA (dir. KIM Ki-duk) winner of Golden Lion at 2012 Venice Film Festival, OUR SUNHI (dir. HONG Sangsoo) winner of Best Director at 2013 Locarno Int’l Film Festival, and most recently HAN GONG-JU (dir. LEE Sujin) winner of Golden Star for Best Film at Marrakech Int’l Film Festival and winner of Hivos Tiger Awards at Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam.
On the commercial side, it presented genre successes such as THE CHASER (dir. NA Hong-jin), BEDEVILLED (dir. JANG Cheol-soo), I SAW THE DEVIL (dir. KIM Jee-woon), NEW WORLD (dir. PARK Hoon-jung), MIRACLE IN CELL NO.7 which recorded No.3 Korean Film of all times, and HIDE AND SEEK (dir. HUH Jung) the No.1 Korean Thriller of all times. It also represents feature animation such as THE FAKE which won Best Animated Feature film Award at 2013 Sitges Int’l Film Festival and ANIMAFICX Prize at 2013 Gijon Int’l Film Festival, as well as a life documentary MANSHIN (dir. PARK Chan-kyong), and is starting year 2014 with another huge box office hit film THE ATTORNEY which recorded over 11 million admissions at the box office.
FINECUT also focuses on participating in co-production and financing for director-driven edgy projects from worldwide in support of directors, producers, financiers and aims to develop many international projects for its pipeline. And in 2014, the company launches its talent agency business under the label ‘Finecut Entertainment’ that will represent up-and-coming filmmakers and actors aiming to be global artists.
- International Sales
- Talent Agency