Magazine article Screen International

Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - South Korea

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - South Korea

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Sales agents from South Korea are in town with a line-up of intriguing character-driven dramas, period action titles and offbeat stories. Jean Noh profiles a selectionAssassination

Dir Choi Dong-hoon

Choi Dong-hoon's much-anticipated follow-up to The Thieves is an action drama set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s. Assassination follows a band of Korean resistance fighters who escape from prison in Shanghai on a covert mission to kill a Japanese army commander. In post-production, the film stars Gianna Jun, aka Jun Ji-hyun (The Berlin File, The Thieves), Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader, The Thieves), Ha Jung-woo (The Terror, Live, The Berlin File), Oh Dal-soo (The Attorney, The Thieves) and Cho Jin-woong (Roaring Currents, A Hard Day).

ContactShowbox/Mediaplex, Eugene Kim sales@showbox.co.krPlanck Constant

Dir Cho Sung-kyu

Desire is the theme of the fantastical Planck Constant, which weaves together a series of stories about a man (Kim Jae-wook) who visits the same hair salon every day in order to see the assistant about whom he fantasises. Cho Sung-kyu's credits include The Winter Of The Year Was Warm and Santa Barbara.

Contact Mirovision, Sylvie Kim ekim0602@gmail.comSalut d'Amour

Dir Kang Je-kyu

Having made a name for himself with My Way and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood Of War, Kang Je-kyu has turned his hand to a family drama. Salut d'Amour stars veteran actor Park Geun-hyung (Return Of The Mafia, TV's Empire Of Gold) opposite Youn Yuh-jung (The Taste Of Money, Boomerang Family) with Cho Jin-woong (A Hard Day), Han Ji-min (Detective K: Secret Of The Virtuous Widow) and K-pop group EXO member Chanyeol. The film is about a lonely grocery store worker who falls in love only to make a shocking discovery that threatens his happiness. It is set for local release April 9.

Contact CJ E&M, Yoonhee Choi yoonheec@cj.netShoot Me In The Heart

Dir Mun Je-yong

The directorial debut of Mun Je-yong, assistant director on Tazza: The High Rollers and All For Love, Shoot Me In The Heart stars Lee Min-ki (For The Emperor) and Yeo Jin-goo (Hwayi: The Monster Boy). It is about two 25-year-olds who meet in a psychiatric hospital, trapped there with abusive staff and noisy patients. Together they hatch endless plans to escape. Yoo Oh-seong (Friend: The Great Legacy) and Kim Jung-tae (Mourning Grave) co-star. …

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