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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #67. Park Chan-wook’s Corsica 72

Corsica 72

Director: Park Chan-wook
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Producers: 1984 Private Defense Contractors’ Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna, Ruby Films’ Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: None

While Park Chan-wook’s English language debut Stoker was greeted with an icy reception at the beginning of 2013, it’s gone on to simmer in a few minds, making more than a few year end “Best Of” lists (which is more than can be said for Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook’s Oldboy). That said, at the end of 2012, news stories broke that Chan-wook was committed to two new projects, The Brigands of Rattelborg and Corsica 72. While it was expected that the latter title would lense first, we’ve heard zilch on either, but we’re hoping that something has gone on behind the scenes, especially considering this was penned by the writers of Skyfall.

Gist: On the island of Corsica in 1972, childhood best friends Marco and Sauveur find their lives veering in opposite directions – the first towards the Mafia, the second toward a simpler life with his beloved, Lucia. When the Corsican mob kills Sauveur’s brother, they ignite a tit-for-tat blood feud that inevitably leads toward a final showdown.

Release Date: Fingers crossed for late 2014.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.


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