Acclaimed Korean Director’s Netflix Film Rejected By 93% of Theaters in South Korea

The majority of South Korean cinemas have decided to reject “Okja”, Netflix’s new film helmed by acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho.

Movie theater chain CGV was the first to deny the screening. Owning 39% of all theaters in the country, it argued that Netflix’s insistence on releasing the film online and in theaters simultaneously “will disturb the entire distribution system in Korea,” The Chosun Ilbo reported.

The chain referred to South Korea’s customary three-week space...

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