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Filmmakers Sued: Relatives of some of the 115 people killed on a South Korean airliner blown up above Burma in 1987 have sued the producer of a film about the bombing, court officials said in Seoul Saturday. “We deserve part of the huge profit they made from the film,” Park So-jin, a spokesman for the families, said in a statement accompanying the $4.3-million lawsuit filed Friday against Shin Myung-gil, producer of “Virgin Terrorist.” Park said the filmmaker broke a promise that he would spend part of any profits from the film on erecting a memorial tower and helping children of the victims. The film opened in South Korea in June and attracted about 200,000 viewers in Seoul alone. It reportedly has been distributed to Japan, the United States, Taiwan and Hong Kong. A financial statement of the film wasn’t available.


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