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Indomina lives Life Without Principle

Indomina lives Life Without Principle

By Patrick Frater

Wed, 07 September 2011, 21:44 PM (HKT)

Sales News

North American rights to Johnnie TO 杜琪峯's Life Without Principle 奪命金 (2011) have been acquired by Indomina Releasing. The deal was sealed with its sales agent, Hong Kong-based Media Asia Group Holdings Ltd 寰亞傳媒集團有限公司.

The film plays this week in competition at the Venice International Film Festival and shows at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) shortly after as a special presentation.

The thriller features three people in dire need of money who have nothing else in common until a bag of stolen money valued at $5 million forces them to make life-changing decisions.

The film reunites To with regular collaborators LAU Ching-wan 劉青雲 (Mad Detective 神探 (2007)) and Richie REN 任賢齊 (Exiled 放逐 (2006)) opposite Denise HO 何韻詩.

"Johnnie To is an iconic filmmaker with a massive fan following that mirrors Indomina's target audience. This is a natural fit for us," said Indomina Group Vice Chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann in a statement.

Indomina has become a significant buyer of Asian film in the past couple of years. Recent releases include the romantic comedy Griff the Invisible (2010), martial arts feature True Legend 蘇乞兒 (2009) and Bodyguards and Assassins 十月圍城 (2009).

Over the just-completed Labor Day weekend in the US, Indomina released Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 狄仁杰之通天帝國 (2010) for a gross of $52,600 from three screens. Its per screen average of $17,500 was the highest of the weekend.

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