korean drama a normal familydirected by Hur Jin-ho, has signed a series of international distribution deals ahead of its upcoming world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on only one showreel, top Korean sales company Finecut sold the film to key territories including France and French-speaking Switzerland (Diaphana Distribution), Vietnam (Lumix Media Co.) and worldwide, excluding Korea and Taiwan (Encore Inflight Limited).
a normal family marks the third time Hur, one of Korea’s top directors, will premiere a film in Toronto, following dangerous relationship (2012) and April snow (2005). a normal family is an adaptation of the best-selling Dutch novel by Herman Koch, Dinnerhas been translated into English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.
a normal family tells the tense dilemma of two families facing crimes committed by their children, leading to a shocking and ironic ending. Sul Kyung-gu (recently seen in Kill Boksoon on Netflix) portrays an older brother who is a materialistic lawyer, while Jang Dong-gun (friend) plays the aging pediatrician’s younger brother. Kim Hee Ae (queen) and Claudia Kim (Superhero Squad: Age of Ultron) in turn draw portraits of the brothers’ wives.
“A drama about privilege, nepotism, and moral degradation, a normal family explores the dark side of normality in a trans-global tale of blood ties that ultimately tear the lives of the main characters apart,” said Giovanna Fulvi, one of Toronto’s international programmers. “Hur Jin-ho’s solid direction and impeccable performance from the A-list cast add weight and finesse to the dysfunctional tale of a family’s ‘normal’ life, in the best and most powerful adaptation of Herman Koch’s bestseller, Dinner.“
Produced by Hive Media Corp., a normal family currently in post-production. It will debut during the TIFF special presentation, which runs from September 7 to 17.