Locus gets foreign rights for Zhang's chopsocky pic

Oei, Lily
October 2003
Daily Variety;10/27/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 16, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on Focus Features' signing of a deal to handle foreign sales of an upcoming martial arts film starring Zhang Yimou. Plot of the film; Film releases from the company.


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