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Well Go Takes Korean Oscar Contender, "Front Line"

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire October 25, 2011 at 6:24AM

North American rights to South Korea's entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration, "The Front Line" have been picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Jang Hun ("Secret Reunion"), Well Go plans a January release in major markets.
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Well Go Takes Korean Oscar Contender, "Front Line"
Jang Hun's "The Front Line." Image courtesy of Well Go USA.

North American rights to South Korea's entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration, "The Front Line" have been picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Jang Hun ("Secret Reunion"), Well Go plans a January release in major markets.

Full acquisition release follows:

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to The Front Line, South Korea’s official entry for the Academy Awards® foreign language category. Directed by Jang Hun (Secret Reunion), The Front Line is one of Korea’s biggest blockbusters of the year and depicts the bitter struggle between North and South to establish the border at the end of the 1950s civil war. The film, acquired from Showbox / Mediaplex, stars Shin Ha-kyun (Thirst), Ko Soo (Haunters) and Kim Ok-bin (Thirst).

"Our mission is to bring the best in Asian film to the North American market and The Front Line is a perfect fit with our goals," said Doris Pfardrescher, President, Well Go USA Entertainment.

Well Go USA plans a January release for The Front Line in major markets.

The Front Line Synopsis:
Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations.

About Well Go USA:
Well Go USA, Inc. (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Asian Cinema to North America. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go's titles can be seen across a variety of formats and platforms including in theaters, on DVD, Blu-ray, digital (video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and streaming) and broadcast television through cable and satellite. Since 1994, Well Go has acquired and released over 2,000 titles worldwide. In 2005, Well Go expanded its distribution to North America where five to ten titles are released monthly. Well Go USA's corporate headquarters are in Plano, TX with offices in Taiwan and China.

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