Too Young To Die! received its North American premiere at the festival, and stars Ryunosuke Kamiki as a student sent to Buddhist hell after a freak bus accident, only to make a pact with a guitar-shredding demon to be reincarnated and reunite with his high school crush.
Toho Co Ltd handles international sales. Tomoya Nagase also stars as the demon.
Showbox’s South Korean thrillers Inside Men from Woo Min-ho and A Violent Prosecutor from Lee Il-hyeong came second and third in the poll.
Inside Men’s Lee Byung-hun attended the festival to receive one of three Star Asia Awards.
Fourth was Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s offbeat rom-com Heart Attack from Thailand, while Mario Cornejo’s surfing relationship drama Apocalypse Child from the Philippines ranked fifth.
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