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Korea’s Finecut Adds Horror-Thriller ‘Noise’ To EFM Slate

Seoul-based sales company Finecut has acquired international sales rights to horror thriller Noise ahead of the upcoming European Film Market.

Presented by KC Ventures and produced by Studio Finecut (Christmas Carol), the film is currently in post-production. Finecut will present first-look images at EFM.

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The pic follows a woman with a hearing aid haunted by inexplicable sounds linked to her sister’s disappearance and attracting a malevolent presence. The synopsis reads: As the story unravels, a bone-chilling secret and mystery entity are revealed after the unnerving noises. The film delves into the unsettling issue of floor noise, a prevalent concern in contemporary societies.

Noise marks the feature debut of director Kim Soo-jin, whose short film The Line played the Cinefondation Selection at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Lee Sun-bin (Work Later, Drink Now) takes on the role of a woman with a hearing aid searching for her missing sister. Kim Min-seok (Body Parts, Shark: The Beginning) takes on the role of the missing sister’s boyfriend. The downstairs neighbor is portrayed by Rye Kyung-soo, known for The Bequeathed.

Recent Finecut sales titles include the drama Victory, directed by Park Beom-su (Red Carpet) and produced by Anna Lee’s Annapurna Films with backing from Mindmark. Set on a remote island, the film revolves around two girls who form a cheerleading club and start supporting the local under-achieving soccer team.

The cast was headed by Lee Hye-ri, a member of K-pop group Girl’s Day, and Park Se-wan (Life Is Beautiful), along with rising actor Lee Jeong-ha (Moving).

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