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The Witch: Part I. The Subversion (2018) / Hoon Jung Park

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The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion is a 2018 South Korean "action, mystery, fantasy" movie directed and written by Park Hoon-jung (The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale).  The cast includes Choi Woo-sik (Okja), Jo Min-soo (Venus Talk), Park Hee-soon (The Age of Shadows), and  Kim Da-mi (in "a breakout performance")

Two synopses - "A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her.  All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined." (IMDB) and "A female high school student is trained to become a murder weapon.  Medical experiments are used on living bodies in the process.  While suffering through an identity crisis, she becomes involved in a crime." (asianwiki.com) 

Read a favorable film review at - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/witch-part-1-subversion-manyeo-film-review-1123552  - "An often mesmerizing, occasionally kooky but thoroughly entertaining thriller." 

International sales rights have been picked up by South Korean sales house Finecut.  The movie's international premiere was at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.  (from https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/warner-korea-witch-finecut-1202860346/)

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The Witch is also playing (private screening on September 13th) at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  CJ Entertainment picked up distribution rights in HK and Macao, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand.  Other companies picked up distribution rights for Japan, Taiwan, and The Philippines.  From - https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/the-witch-cj-culture-entertainment-asia-japan-1202933514/

What about distribution in the English-speaking countries?  We'd like to see it too.  Not everybody is able to attend film festivals. 

Youtube trailer with close-captioned English subtitles - 

 

 

 

Edited by whitesnake

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