South Korea’s Acemaker movieworks is launching sales ahead of the EFM on Remember, a Korean remake of Atom Egoyan’s 2015 Nazi-hunter film that starred the late Christopher Plummer.
The story is set in Korea where a retired octogenarian soldier with dementia goes in search of vengeance against pro-Japanese collaborators, whom he believes were responsible for the deaths of his family during the occupation. When a young innocent man becomes unintentionally involved, he is suspected of murder and ends up accompanying the old man to try to stop the killing and prove his own innocence.
It is produced by Yoon Jong-bin’s Moonlight Film, whose credits include A Violent Prosecutor, The Spy Gone North and Money. Egoyan’s Remember premiered in Competition at Venice, where it won the Vittorio Veneto award.
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Since launching its sales unit at the virtual Cannes market last June, Acemaker movieworks has also seen Kim Tae-yong’s big-budget sci-fi drama Wonderland wrap its shoot and go into post-production.