Splendid Film to Distribute Il Mare, the Original Film of "The Lake House"
Press release - November 16, 2006
(Cologne 16 November 2006) Splendid Film GmbH, Cologne, a 100% subsidiary of Splendid Medien AG, Cologne, will utilize "Il Mare," the original film of the Keanu Reeves/Sandra Bullock romance "The Lake House, in Germany and Benelux in home entertainment and TV. Splendid Film is expected to release the film as a DVD in early 2007.
The original Korean film, which also ran in international cinemas under the title "Siworae", tells the story of two lovers who live in the same house but are separated from each other in time by two years and whose only contact with each other is through their correspondence. The American adaptation, "The Lake House," was launched last summer in international cinemas and attracted more than 800,000 viewers in Germany alone.
The licenser CJ Entertainment, Seoul, and Splendid Film also concluded license agreements for three more films from Korea primarily action thrillers which will also be utilized in Germany and Benelux from 2007.