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[movie 2009] Closer To Heaven 내사랑 내곁에

kdramafanusakdramafanusa Posts: 10,039Friend of Soompi

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edited October 2009 in k-dramas & movies
Director Park Jin-Pyo + Kim Myung-Min + Ha Ji-Won [09-24-2009]

Closer To Heaven 내사랑 내곁에

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Also Known As: Love By My Side, A Flower Man
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production Company: Zip Cinema
Backers: CJ Entertainment, United Pictures
International Sales: United Pictures
Producers: Lee Eugene
Director: Park Jin-Pyo 박진표 (You Are My Sunshine, Voice Of A Murderer)
Screenplay: Park Jin-Pyo 박진표
DoP: Kim Tae-Kyung
Production Design: Kim Sun-Joo
Cast: Kim Myung-Min 김명민, Ha Ji-Won 하지원
Special Guest Star: Seol Kyung-Gu 설경구
Filming: February 10, 2009 ~ end of May 2009
Budget: 3.3 million USD
Release Date: September 24, 2009
Official Website: http://www.humanstory2009.co.kr
Related Sites: Cine21 | Daum
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~ Synopsis ~

Ji-soo, a funeral director, happens to oversee the funeral services of Jong-woo’s deceased mother. Being old friends, they are excited by the unexpected reunion, but the reality is more bitter than sweet. Jong-woo is suffering from the incurable Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Ji-soo has been through two painful divorces. Jong-woo lightheartedly asks Ji-soo to just marry him. Ji-soo is surprised by the offer, but it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea to her. She wants to start a new life with the love that is starting to grow inside her, while the fear of losing Jong-woo scares her as well. Despite the disapproval of those around her, Ji-soo still goes through with the marriage to Jong-woo. As Jong-woo’s symptoms beginning to worsen with each passing day, Jong-woo gets easily irritable as he begins to lose control over more and more parts of his body. Even though he hurts Ji-soo’s feelings, all she wants is to stay with him and cure his disease. [KOFIC]


Edited to reflect cast & schedule changes. Original article by HAN SUNHEE (VARIETY 2008-09-23)
'Sunshine' duo reteam on 'Flower'
Drama to focus on Lou Gehrig disease

SEOUL -- Lee Eugene, prexy of South Korea's Zip Cinema, has teamed again with helmer Park Jin-pyo on melodrama "A Flower Man." Move follows their successful partnerships on Grand Bell prize-winner "You Are My Sunshine" and hit "Voice of a Murderer."

"Flower Man" tells the sad love story of a man who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease and a femme funeral director. Kim Myung-min and Ha Ji-won ("Haeundae") are confirmed to star.

Scripted by helmer Park, pic is in the same vein as his film "Sunshine," a Jeon Do-yeon-starring tearjerker that scored more than 3.1 million admissions in South Korea in 2005.

Finance, distributor and sales agency for the $3.3 million pic are not confirmed yet. But it is skedded to start lensing in February 2009 for release in Fall 2009.

Represented by CAA, Lee is working on blockbuster pic "Jeon Woo Chi," helmed by Choi Dong-hoon ("Tazza"); CJ Entertainment recently snapped up the local distribution rights. Although it has already started shooting, "Jeon Woo Chi" will be presented as a PPP project at next month's Pusan fest.

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~ Info ~

What Is Lou Gehrig's Disease?
Humanism In Korean Cinema
'Voice of a Murderer' Stars On Director/Screenwriter Park Jin-Pyo


~ Profile ~

Director/Screenwriter Park Jin-Pyo | Actor Kim Myung-Min | Actress Ha Ji-Won | Actor Seol Kyung-Gu


~ News Articles ~

[2008-09-23] 'Sunshine' Duo Reteam On 'Flower'
[2008-12-12] Kim Myung-min Replaces Kwon Sang-woo In Film
[2008-12-15] Ha Ji-Won Anticipates Starring With Kim Myung-Min
[2008-12-19] PARK Jin-pyo Casts KIM Myung-Min
[2009-01-04] Chungmuro Leading Directors Returning With New Films
[2009-01-15] Ha Ji-won Cutting Her Hair For New Film
[2009-01-18] Kim Myung-Min Takes A Method Approach To Weight Loss
[2009-02-11] Seol Kyung-Gu Making Special Appearance
[2009-02-17] 'My Love By My Side' Kim Myung-Min Changes Into Lou Gehrig Patient
[2009-02-17] Kim Myung-min loses weight and the Kang-mae image
[2009-02-17] Jung Eui-Chul & 'Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In join the cast
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[2009-08-25] Kim Myung-min Sheds 20 Kilos for Role
[2009-08-25] Kim Myung-Min Battles Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 내 사랑 내 곁에 (Closer to Heaven)
[2009-08-27] Kim Myung-min Struggles after Losing 20 kg


~ Multimedia ~

* Clips *

Trailer: Streaming [Daum | youtube] | Download [MediaFire | Sendspace] (credits: Shirley)
Press Conference: Streaming [Daum]


* Pictures *

Press Conference:


Posters:

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  • kdramafanusakdramafanusa Posts: 10,039Friend of Soompi

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    edited December 2008
    STAFF & CAST

    Park Jin-pyo ( 박진표 / 朴珍杓 )

    DoB : 1966 (South Korea)
    Titles : Too Young To Die (2002), You Are My Sunshine (2005)
    Field : Director, Screenplay

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    Biography
    Born in 1966. PARK graduated from ChoongAng University majoring in film. He worked as an TV director before beginning his film career. In 2001, PARK’s debut feature film < Too Young to Die > invited to the Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week and received four awards in total from the 7th Pusan International Film Festival, not to mention the great attention it acquired worldwide from critics, film festival officials, and audiences. PARK’s debut success was topped in 2005 with the box office hit, < You are My Sunshine >. It became the most successful melodrama film in Korean history, recording an astounding 3 million viewers, and establishing PARK Jin-pyo as the director with the most perceptive understanding of the audience’s emotions.

    Filmography
    2006 Voice of a Murderer (Screenplay, Director)
    2005 You Are My Sunshine (Screenplay, Original Story, Director)
    2003 If You Were Me (Director)
    2002 Too Young To Die (Original Story, Director)

    International Film Festivals
    2006 Chennai International Film Festival (You Are My Sunshine) (Country Focus -Korea)
    2006 Montreal World Film estival (You Are My Sunshine) (Focus on World Cinema )
    2006 Paris Cinema (If You Were Me ) (New Korean Cinemas )
    2006 San Francisco International Film Festival (You Are My Sunshine) (New Directors )
    2006 Udine Far East Film Festival (You Are My Sunshine) (Competition )
    2005 Filmasia Film Festival (If You Were Me ) (Tribute to director Park Chan-wook )
    2005 Lyon Asian Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2004 Era New Horizons Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2004 Göteborg International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2004 Melbourne International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) (Regional Focus)
    2004 Palm Springs International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) (World Cinema Now)
    2004 Singapore International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) (Asian Cinema)
    2003 BLACK MOVIE festival de films des autres mondes (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 Brisbane International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) (Asia Pacific section)
    2003 Cairo International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2003 Göteborg International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 International Film Festival of Asia Pacific countries in Vladivostok (If You Were Me ) ()
    2003 International Film Festival of Asia Pacific countries in Vladivostok (Too Young To Die) (The Film - Winners of Asia Pacific FF)
    2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) (Forum of Independents)
    2003 New York Asian Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 San Francisco International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 Seattle International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 Singapore International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 The Times BFI London Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2003 Tromsø International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2003 Vancouver International Film Festival (If You Were Me ) ()
    2002 Cannes International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2002 The Times BFI London Film Festival (Too Young To Die) (World Cinema)
    2002 Tokyo FilmEx (Too Young To Die) ()
    2002 Toronto International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) ()
    2002 Vancouver International Film Festival (Too Young To Die) (Dragons and Tigers)

    ~~~

    Voice of a Murderer ( Gui-nom Mok-so-ri )

    2006 122min 35mm 10980ft 2.35:1 Color Dolby SRD
    Director : PARK Jin-pyo (박진표 / 朴珍杓)
    Production : Zip Cinema
    Main Cast : SUL Kyung-gu, KIM Nam-joo
    Release Date : FEB 01 2007
    Rate : Over 12
    Genre : Drama, Thrillers
    Synopsis : One day, the only son of famous news anchor, HAN Kyung-bae, disappeared without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the nine-year-old boy’s mother, OH Jisun, demanding $100,000 as ransom. The police assign veteran detective KIM Wook-jung to the case and assemble a top-notch task force under his command. However, the kidnapper constantly outwits the police traps and keeps calling the parents with yet another instruction for the money drop. The only clue the police and the parents have is the kidnapper’s voice recorded on the tape; his cultured, but emotionless voice, which often gives anyone who listens goose bumps. The parents become restless and angry as days turns into weeks, and one day, when the kidnapper calls HAN Kyung-bae with another set of instructions, he turns the situation completely around and demands a direct confrontation. He starts giving instructions to the kidnapper, and…


    You Are My Sunshine ( Neo-neun Ne Wun-myoung )

    2005 121min 35mm 10890ft 2.35:1 Color Dolby Digital SRD
    Director : PARK Jin-pyo (박진표 / 朴珍杓)
    Production : bom Film Production
    Main Cast : HWANG Jung-min, JEON Do-yeon
    Release Date : SEP 23 2005
    Rate : Over 18
    Genre : Romance
    Synopsis : An old bachelor Seok-joong, who has no experience in dating, falls in love at first sight with a prostitute named Eun-ha. At first Eun-ha shows no interest in Seok-joong, but gradually she begins to be flattered by his devotion and eventually falls in love with him. They marry. However, one day, Eun-ha finds out that she is infected with HIV and decides to leave Seok-joong...
    International Film Festivals
    2006 Montreal World Film estival , Focus on World Cinema
    2006 Chennai International Film Festival, Country Focus -Korea
    2006 San Francisco International Film Festival , New Directors
    2006 Udine Far East Film Festival , Competition


    Too Young To Die ( Jukeodo Jo A )

    2002 67min 35mm 5974ft 1.85:1 Color Dolby SRD
    Director : PARK Jin-pyo (박진표 / 朴珍杓)
    Production : Mayplus
    Main Cast : LEE Sun-ye, PARK Cki-gyu
    Release Date : DEC 06 2002
    Rate : Over 18
    Genre : Drama
    Synopsis : Chi-gyu and Sun-ye have fallen in love. They do everything together: eat, sleep, argue, have sex… For them, 70 years old is the perfect age to start a new relationship. After marrying and moving in together, a new life unfolds for the happy couple. They stick together through the trials of old age, caring for and teaching each other the best they can. We are allowed to join them for the highs and lows of their romance.
    International Film Festivals
    2003 International Film Festival of Asia Pacific countries in Vladivostok, The Film - Winners of Asia Pacific FF
    2002 Tokyo FilmEx ,
    2003 Brisbane International Film Festival , Asia Pacific section
    2004 Era New Horizons Film Festival ,
    2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam ,
    2003 Tromsø International Film Festival,
    2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival , Forum of Independents
    2003 Cairo International Film Festival ,
    2002 Vancouver International Film Festival , Dragons and Tigers
    2004 Palm Springs International Film Festival , World Cinema Now
    2002 Toronto International Film Festival ,
    2002 The Times BFI London Film Festival, World Cinema
    2003 San Francisco International Film Festival ,
    2003 Göteborg International Film Festival,
    2003 Seattle International Film Festival ,
    2003 BLACK MOVIE festival de films des autres mondes,
    2002 Cannes International Film Festival ,
    2003 New York Asian Film Festival,
    2003 Singapore International Film Festival ,


    If You Were Me ( )

    2003 110min 35mm 9800ft 1.85:1 Color
    Director : YIM Soon-rye (임순례 / 任順禮), PARK Kwang-su (박광수 / 朴光洙), PARK Chan-wook (박찬욱 / 朴贊郁), PARK Jin-pyo
    (박진표 / 朴珍杓), JEONG Jae-eun (정재은 / 鄭在恩), YEO Kyun-dong (여균동 / 呂均東)
    Production : National Human Rights Commission of Korea
    Main Cast : JI Jin-hee, BAEK Jong-hak
    Release Date : NOV 14 2003
    Rate : Over 12
    Genre : Experimental
    Synopsis : The human rights situation in South Korea has certainly taken a large leap forward in the past few decades since the era of authoritarianism, but the awareness and sensitivity of the average citizen of the human rights of others is still lacking. This is why the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) asked six acclaimed directors who have shown an interest in human rights in their work to each shoot a short film dealing with the issue of discrimination - a violation of the basic right to equality. The six directors each selected one of the various kinds of discrimination highlighted by the NHRC as problematic in Korea for the themes of their respective short films. Discrimination is a widespread problem that the public does not yet perceive clearly, but this Human Rights Film Project aims to contribute toward making this issue a significant topic of social discussion.
    International Film Festivals
    2004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival ,
    2003 Vancouver International Film Festival ,
    2003 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival ,
    2003 The Times BFI London Film Festival,
    2004 Melbourne International Film Festival , Regional Focus
    2003 International Film Festival of Asia Pacific countries in Vladivostok,
    2006 Paris Cinema , New Korean Cinemas
    2004 Singapore International Film Festival , Asian Cinema
    2005 Filmasia Film Festival , Tribute to director Park Chan-wook
    2004 Göteborg International Film Festival,
    2005 Lyon Asian Film Festival,


    [[Source: KOFIC]]

  • kdramafanusakdramafanusa Posts: 10,039Friend of Soompi

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    edited August 2009
    Source: VARIETY

    Posted: Tue., Sep. 23, 2008, 12:44pm PT

    'Sunshine' duo reteam on 'Flower'
    Drama to focus on Lou Gehrig disease

    By HAN SUNHEE

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    SEOUL -- Lee Eugene, prexy of South Korea's Zip Cinema, has teamed again with helmer Park Jin-pyo on melodrama "A Flower Man." Move follows their successful partnerships on Grand Bell prize-winner "You Are My Sunshine" and hit "Voice of a Murderer."

    "Flower Man" tells the sad love story of a man who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease and a femme funeral director. Korean Wave stars Kwon Sang-woo ("Fate") and Ha Ji-won ("Haeundae") are confirmed to star.

    Scripted by helmer Park, pic is in the same vein as his film "Sunshine," a Jeon Do-yeon-starring tearjerker that scored more than 3.1 million admissions in South Korea in 2005.

    Finance, distributor and sales agency for the $3.3 million pic are not confirmed yet. But it is skedded to start lensing in November and wrap in January for release in mid-2009.

    Represented by CAA, Lee is working on blockbuster pic "Jeon Woo Chi," helmed by Choi Dong-hoon ("Tazza"); CJ Entertainment recently snapped up the local distribution rights. Although it has already started shooting, "Jeon Woo Chi" will be presented as a PPP project at next month's Pusan fest.

    Links posted in this story: Choi Dong-hoon, CJ Entertainment, Ha Ji-won, Lee Eugene, Park Jin-pyo, Voice of a Murderer, You Are My Sunshine, Zip Cinema

    Related News: [Sports Chosun (K | C)]

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    edited August 2009

    ~ Kim Myung-Min ~

    Name : Kim Myung-min 김명민
    Date of Birth : OCT 8, 1972
    Physique : 180cm / 70kg
    Title / Debut : Actor, TV Actor / 1996 (SBS Talent Contest)
    Education : Seoul Institute Of Arts

    Related Links: Official * Fan Cafe * DC Gallery * Cine21 * Daum
    Soompi Thread [E] * Chinese * Chinese-2 * Japan Official Fan Club

    TV Series
    Beethoven Virus 베토벤 바이러스 (MBC, 2008-09-10 ~ 2008-11-12) official
    White Tower 하얀거탑 (MBC, 2007-01-06 ~ 2007-03-11) official
    Bad Family 불량가족 (SBS, 2006-03-22 ~ 2006-05-11) official
    The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin 불멸의 이순신 (KBS, 2004-09-04 ~ 2005-08-28) official
    More Beautiful Than A Flower 꽃보다 아름다워 (KBS, 2004-01-01 ~ 2004-04-14) official
    Some Like It Hot 뜨거운 것이 좋아 (MBC, 2000-07-10 ~ 2000-09-05) official
    Father And Son 아버지와 아들 (SBS) official
    Look Back In Anger / Angry Face 성난 얼굴로 돌아보라 (KBS, 2000)
    Kaist 카이스트 (SBS, 1999-01-24 ~ 2000-10-08)
    Queen 퀸 (SBS, 1999-08-11 ~ 1999-09-30)
    남자 대탐험 (SBS, 1996-06-12 ~ 1996-08-01)

    Movies
    My Love By My Side 내 사랑 내 곁에 (2009)
    Open City 무방비도시 (2008-01-10)
    Return / Wide Awake 리턴 (2007-08-08)
    Into the Mirror 거울 속으로 (2003-08-14)
    Sorum 소름 (2001-08-04)

    Awards
    2009 - The 21st Producers Awards Of Korea: Best Performer (Beethoven Virus)
    2009 - The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best TV Actor (Beethoven Virus)
    2008 - MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Beethoven Virus)
    2008 - The 9th Broadcaster Awards: Best Performance in Broadcasting (Beethoven Virus)
    2008 - The 3rd Korea Drama Festival: Grand Prize (Beethoven Virus)
    2008 - The 20th Producers Awards Of Korea: Best Performer (White Tower)
    2007 - MBC Drama Awards: Best Actor (White Tower)
    2007 - The 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best TV Actor (White Tower)
    2007 - The 20th Grime Awards: Best Actor (White Tower)
    2006 - The 33rd Korean Broadcasting Awards: Best Talent (The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin)
    2006 - The 18th Producers Awards Of Korea: Best Performer (The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin)
    2006 - SBS Drama Awards: PD Award (Bad Family)
    2006 - SBS Drama Awards: Fighting Adversity Award [embarrassing/odd characters/scenes] (Bad Family)
    2005 - The 18th Grime Awards: Best Actor (The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin)
    2005 - KBS Drama Awards: Grand Prize (The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin)
    2005 - The 6th Korea Visual Arts Festival: Photogenic Award
    2004 - The 4th KBS Right Language Awards: (The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin)
    2001 - The 2nd Pusan Film Critics Association Awards: Best New Actor (Sorum)
    2001 - The 4th Director's Cut Awards: Best New Actor (Sorum)
    2000 - MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor (Some Like It Hot)

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    edited March 2009

    ~ HA Ji-won ( 하지원 / 河智苑 ) ~

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    Date of Birth : JUN 28, 1978
    Physique : 168cm / 46kg
    Title / Debut : Actor, TV Actor/1997
    Education : Dankook University

    Related Sites:
    Management Company * Cyworld * Official Fan Club * DC Gallery * Daum * Cine21 * Soompi thread [E] * Heavenly Ji-won [C] * Baidu [C]

    TV Series
    Hwang Jin-Yi (KBS2, 2006-10-11 ~ 2006-12-28) official
    Something Happened In Bali (SBS, 2004-01-03 ~ 2004-03-07) official
    Damo (MBC, 2003-07-28 ~ 2003-09-09) official
    Sunshine Hunting (KBS2, 2002-03-25 ~ 2002-05-14) official
    Life Is Beautiful (KBS2, 2001-05-14 ~ 2001-07-03)
    Secret (MBC, 2000.09.13 ~ 2000.11.08) MBC
    School 2 (KBS, 1999.05.08 ~ 2000.02.27)

    Movies [KMDb]
    My Love By My Side ( Nae Sarang Nae Gyeote ) (2009)
    Haeundae (2009)
    BA:BO (Babo) (2008-02-28)
    His Last Gift (Majimak Sunmool: Guihew) (2008-02-05, Cameo)
    Sex Is Zero II (Saekjeukshigong Sijeun-two) (2007-12-12, Cameo)
    Miracle On 1st Street (Il Beonga-eui Gi-jeok) (2007-02-14)
    All For Love (Nae Saeng-ae Gajang Ah-reum-da-un Il-ju-il) (2005-10-07, Cameo)
    The Duelist (Hyung-sa Duelist) (2005-09-08)
    Daddy-Long-Legs (Kidari Ajeossi) (2005-01-13)
    Love, So Divine (Sinbu-sueop) (2004-08-05)
    100 Days With Mr. Arrogant (Nae-sarang Ssagaji) (2004-01-16)
    Reversal Of Fortune (Yeokjeon-e Sanda) (2003-06-13)
    Sex Is Zero (Saekjeuksigong) (2002-12-12)
    The Phone (Pon) (2002-07-26)
    A Nightmare (Gawi) (2000-07-29)
    Ditto (Donggam) (2000-05-27)
    Truth Game (Jinsilgeim) (2000-03-18)

    International Film Festivals [KOFIC]
    2008 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (BA:BO) (New and Topical Films)
    2007 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (The Duelist) (Panorama)
    2006 FANTASY FILMFEST-International Festival for Science Fiction, Horror and Thriller (The Duelist) (Focus Asia )
    2006 Bangkok International Film Festival (The Duelist) (Windows on the World )
    2006 Deauville Asian Film Festival (The Duelist) (PANORAMA)
    2006 Era New Horizons Film Festival (The Duelist) (PANORAMA OF CONTEMPORARY CINEMA-DISCOVERIES )
    2006 International Fajr Film Festival (Daddy-Long-Legs ) (official sections )
    2006 KOSMORAMA Trondheim International Film Festival (The Duelist) (Main Program)
    2006 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (The Duelist) (Eastern Showcase )
    2006 New York Asian Film Festival (The Duelist) ()
    2006 SSITGES International Film Festival of Catalonia (The Duelist) (Orient Express )
    2005 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (Reversal of Fortune) (Korean & Chinese Film Festa )
    2005 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (sex is zero) (Korean & Chinese Film Festa )
    2005 Toronto International Film Festival (The Duelist) (Visions )
    2005 Vancouver International Film Festival (The Duelist) (Dragons and Tigers)
    2004 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (100 Days With Mr. Arrogant) ()
    2004 Cinema Novo Festival (The Phone) (Cult)
    2004 Fantasia Film Festival (sex is zero) (Korean Cinema)
    2004 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest (A Nightmare) (Korean Horror Film)
    2004 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest (The Phone) (Korean Horror Film)
    2003 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (The Phone) ()
    2003 Fantasia Film Festival (The Phone) (Faces of Korea)
    2003 New York Asian Film Festival (The Phone) ()
    2003 Udine Far East Film Festival (The Phone) ()
    2003 Udine Far East Film Festival (sex is zero) ()
    2001 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (A Nightmare) ()
    2001 Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival (A Nightmare) ()
    2001 Udine Far East Film Festival (A Nightmare) ()

    Awards
    2008 - Asia Model Festival Awards: BFF Popular Star Award
    2007 - The 32nd Golden Chest International TV Festival: Best Actress (Hwang Jin-Yi)
    2007 - The 34th Korean Broadcasting Awards: Best Talent (Hwang Jin-Yi)
    2006 - KBS Drama Awards: Grand Prize, Netizen Awards [Popularity, Best Couple] (Hwang Jin-Yi)
    2005 - The 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star Award (Duelist)
    2004 - SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress, Top 10 Stars (Something Happened In Bali)
    2004 - The 40th BaekSang Arts Awards: Best TV Actress (Something Happened In Bali)
    2003 - MBC Drama Awards: Best Actress, Netizen Awards [Popularity, Best Couple with Leo Seo-Jin] (Damo)
    2003 - The 39th BaekSang Arts Awards: Popularity Award
    2002 - The 3rd Korean Society of Cinematographers
    2001 - The 37th BaekSang Arts Awards: Best New TV Actress
    2001 - The 24th
    2000 - MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actress
    2000 - The 21st Blue Dragon Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Ditto)
    2000 - The 37th Grand Bell Awards: Best New Actress (Truth Game)
    2000 - The 1st Pusan Film Critics Association Awards: Best New Actress (Truth Or Dare / Truth Game)
    ....

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    Name : Ha Ji-won
    Date of Birth : JUN 28, 1978
    Physique / Blood type : 168cm / 46kg / A
    Title / Debut : Actor, TV Actor/1977
    Education : Dankook University
    Hobbies : Cartoon reading, making trifling articles, and cleaning
    Talents : Fencing, golfing, horse riding, jazz dancing, and janggu dancing
    TV Series : Hwang Jin-i (2007), Something Happened in Bali (2004), Damo (2003)
    Movies : Miracle on 1st Street (2007), Daddy Long-legs (2005), Love, So Divine (2004), 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)
    Awards : 32nd Golden Chest International TV Festival: Best Actress (2007), 34th Korean Broadcasting Awards: Best Actress (2007), KBS Drama Highest Award (2006)

    Ha Ji-won lends helping hand to needy through "Smile Again" Foundation

    It seems like she can do it all - she goes from horror flick heroine, action star, to a demure gisaeng in the blink of an eye! Today she was the angel who reaches out to our less fortunate neighbors.
    Ha Ji-won is the lady of the hour and today's actress on STAR FOCUS.

    It has been some time since we've seen Ha Ji-won on the silver screen or television, but today she made an appearance at a very public event. Ha Ji-won was taking part in the celebration for the "Smile Again" Foundation, which aids low-income families, as well as the handicapped.

    She's an actress with a lot to be proud about. Her productions are well-liked, as is the actress herself. But fondness for the star isn't solely based on her performances; she's also loved for her charitable actions.
    Ha Ji-won told us that nothing compares to how it feels to help children.

    Ha Ji-won's first movie was Truth Game, and the electrifying performance she gave brought her the honor of "Best New Actress" at the 2000 Daejong Film Awards.

    The jumpstart landed her in several horror flicks - which MOST actresses would try to avoid.

    Like we mentioned before, Ha Ji-won has a long list of productions and an EQUALLY long list of varying characters. She's the epitome of the "all-weather" actress - no character was too hard to handle.
    But even after all that, her passion for acting and her determination to do more grows stronger day-by-day.
    So we asked Ha Ji-won what type of role, or production, she was still DYING to do!

    If it was "scary movies" that brought her into the limelight, it was the challenging period productions that introduced her to the world as ACTRESS Ha Ji-won.
    She even took "Best Actress" at the 2007 Golden Chest Prizes for her role in one, the TV drama, Hwang Jin-i.

    "Timid" is not a word in Ha Ji-won's vocabulary. She doesn't shy away from the hard action that a production requires.
    Ha Ji-won played a scrappy boxer in Miracle on 1st Street, and even with all the boxing-related injuries, like getting punched in the nose(!), she didn't back down.

    Whatever she does, she's always giving 100% - whether it's to share her time with the under-privileged, OR she's diving headfirst into a production!
    She seems almost TOO perfect, but Ha Ji-won let us in on a secret of hers today when we asked about what she was like - the PRIVATE side of a very public figure.

    There's a new role that's waiting for Ha Ji-won this summer, tentatively titled Haeundae. It's Korea's first movie about natural disasters - the tsunami, to be exact.
    With a couple productions lined up for the year, what other new year's wishes could this actress have?

    Sophisticated, cosmopolitan looks - and the natural charm to match!
    Ha Ji-won is an actress who remains humble and generous to everyone around her.
    In 2008, we wish her the best in her career, as well as the "Smile Again" project.

    Source: Showbiz Extra > Star Focus [09:52 clip]

    *Gathered by MyLoveByMySide thread@Soompi*

  • Partners4LifePartners4Life Posts: 190Member

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    Finally HJW and KSW reuniting for this movie ...can't wait. One hot onscreen couple. :-)
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  • TY_KSWTY_KSW In love with U ! His castle ^^Posts: 16,915Friend of Soompi

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    QUOTE (huangsy @ Sep 23 2008, 11:14 PM) »



    news are so fast spreading hah?
    wonder why both actors didnt announce us! image
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    edited December 2008

    A Review of Korean Cinema in 2005

    Jan 19 2006

    * This article is for "Korean Cinema 2005" published by KOFIC in December 2005.

    1. Humanism

    The films released in 2005 delivered the humanism which Korean moviegoers had long yearned for. Amongst these films, <Marathon>, a film directed by Jeong Yun-cheol that created its own new sub-genre, the human drama, emerged as the front runner. This film, which tells the story of a young man with autism, who with the help of his mother and a coach, begins to train for a marathon, attracted 5 million moviegoers nationwide despite the fact that it did not showcase a dramatic story or spectacular scenes. The film < Marathon> does not criticize the reality which the disabled have to face, nor focus on the arduous path which disabled persons must take to overcome their limitations. Rather, the film describes how a child with autism grows mentally, becomes independent, and learns to communicate with other people. Audiences openly accepted the main character's heartfelt efforts, and were impressed by the film's depiction of the insignificant events which make up the reality of our daily lives.

    The success of <Welcome to Dongmakgol>, which finishedon top of the box office (8 million admissions) in 2005, seems to have been based on similar circumstances. On the surface, appears to have all the attributes of a blockbuster. However, this is a film which is at its core a human story. The film tells the story of a group consisting of South Korean deserters, North Korean soldiers retreating from the front, and a member of the U.S. armed forces who survived a plane crash, that must live together in a small village in Gangwon Province. The North and South Korean soldiers soon become impressed with the pure hearts of the village people and decide to find a way to coexist. In this remote location, the soldiers are finally able to remove the ideological shackles which have long forced them to suppress their own opinions, and to see each other as human beings. These North and South Korean soldiers who are liberated from the dark ideology of hatred come to regard each other as brothers, and the U.S. soldier as an equal.

    In addition to <Welcome to Dongmakgol> and <Marrying the Mafia 2>, which finished first and second respectively at the box office in 2005, there were also other films emphasizing a human aspect that fared well with audiences. Although <You are My Sunshine> directed by Park Jin-pyo has been classified as a melodrama, the love affair depicted in this film is based on the notion of humanism. AIDS is the barrier which exists between the film's two main characters: a farmer and a sex worker from the local coffee shop. Under the harsh reality of Korean society, in which a patient with AIDS is branded in a manner akin to the "scarlet letter", the only way for these lovers to consummate their relationship is forthem to first see each other as human beings. Humanism can be defined as the unconditionallove which one person feels for another, and as a love which transcends social norms and external appearances.

    The unexpected success of <Mapado> can also be understood as having been based on a similar foundation. A woman who runs away with a lottery ticket and the gangsters who run after her arrive on a remote island known as Mapado. Although the gangsters must endure all kinds of difficulties on this island populated only by five old widows, they are eventually overcome by the humanity possessed by the five widows. This film, despite being a comedy, has all the elements of a human drama.

    Other films which can obviously be listed in the human drama category include <Crying Fist>, the story of two men who try to secure a better life for themselves through boxing, <> which is about a boy and his older brother who has cancer, <> which tells the story of a mother who walks hundreds of kilometers to attend her daughter's wedding, and <Wedding Campaign> in which two men in rural Korea fly to Uzbekistan in order to secure ethnic Korean brides for themselves. Certain common themes can be found in these human dramas. With the exception of <> and <>, these films were based on real stories. These real-life stories are different from those found in <> and <>, two films which shattered box office records in 2004 and which were based on historical facts.

    While the "historically authentic films" released in 2004 simultaneously exposed two tendencies, namely the desire for spectacular scenes and a return to the past, the real-life films released in 2005 are characterized by their focus on the reality of individual lives. The fact that this individual reality has replaced the desire for spectacle which had been dominant over the last few years proves that Korean cinema has now entered a phase in which the focus will increasingly be on the telling of more authentic and individual stories. This trend is also visible in fictional blockbusters such as < Welcome to Dongmakgol>. The fact that humanism has proven to be a popular topic does not meanthat the range of realism has been extended. Nevertheless, the emergence of new themes and materials constitutesa significant development, in that, it marks a new departure for a Korean film industry which had long dealt with the same topics. Furthermore, these films attracted not only moviegoers in their teens and 20s, but also appealed to audiences over the age of 30. As such, human dramas have to some degree contributed to expanding the range of moviegoers in 2005.

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    i read in dramabeans that this movie is a melo drama. Not another one from Kwon sang woo. I think he should choose a more cheerful character instead always doing a melo drama. Considering he is getting marry shouldn't he choose more cheerful role? i didn't meant to bash KSW i'm just saying my thoughts. I love HJW, can't wait to watch this.
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    Ha Ji Won and KSW..!! Haha.. I will wait this..!! I love their chemistry in Love so Divine..Great..!!
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    oooh! i love kswxhjw moviesss image so delishh

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    edited October 2008
    QUOTE (kdramafanusa @ Sep 22 2008, 07:01 PM) »
    The movie will be released sometime next year, and on the downside, I’m a bit sick of Kwon Sang-woo too, and terminal-illness melodramas are never my bag. On the upside, it’s always great to see Ha Ji-won in action.
    Me too, am sick of watching KSW suffer so much, again dying at the end of a drama. HJW is very versatile and has a Best Actress award already in her portfolio. My favorite HJW tv drama is DAMO. My favorite KSW movie is ONCE UPON A TIME IN HS. Thanks for the news, kdramafanusa.
  • valley girlvalley girl Optimistic LandPosts: 6,215Member

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    HJW so active this year she didn't released any movie but 3 in next year pyuhh!!
    4th May 90c851431f3eb5479113c677.jpg Welcome back Oppa
  • AzuraAzura *MINOZ'S ANGEL* Sarang &#51060;&#48124;&#54840; Flower Land...Posts: 17,520Friend of Soompi

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    there's news released today stating that sangwoo has quit the role for the upcoming movie"My Love By My Side 내사랑 내곁에" which also starred Ha Jiwon.
    Producer of the film said that the film will start soon and they are searching for a male lead to replace Sangwoo.
    Till date there's no comment from Sangwoo's management yet.
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    Source: Javabeans

    Kwon Sang-woo drops film, pisses off production
    October 26th, 2008 // by javabeans

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    Newly wedded Kwon Sang-woo (Fate, Bad Love) has dropped out at the last minute of what would have been his next film project, My Love By My Side, and criticism is building.

    Apparently Kwon had made every commitment to appear in the project save for putting his seal on the contract (which often doesn’t happen until the last minute).The film, which was set to begin filming next month, now struggles in the wake of this unforeseen hurdle. The production company said that they received word suddenly over the weekend, after the terms of the contract, fees, and other details had been worked out: “He didn’t even explain his reasons for quitting. We’re all bewildered.”

    Kwon Sang-woo was to have played a sufferer of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative illness), and had been cast opposite Ha Ji-won, who is still cast in the film. He held a fanmeeting in Japan just yesterday, on the 25th, where he announced, “Contrary to reports, my next project will be a drama series.”

    The production is currently looking for a new lead actor.

    Hm, what happened, Kwon? Did marriage make you suddenly forget your manners?

    Via Herald Biz

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    edited October 2008
    QUOTE (kdramafanusa @ Oct 26 2008, 10:25 PM) »
    Source: Javabeans

    Kwon Sang-woo drops film, pisses off production
    October 26th, 2008 // by javabeans

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    Newly wedded Kwon Sang-woo (Fate, Bad Love) has dropped out at the last minute of what would have been his next film project, My Love By My Side, and criticism is building.

    Apparently Kwon had made every commitment to appear in the project save for putting his seal on the contract (which often doesn’t happen until the last minute).The film, which was set to begin filming next month, now struggles in the wake of this unforeseen hurdle. The production company said that they received word suddenly over the weekend, after the terms of the contract, fees, and other details had been worked out: “He didn’t even explain his reasons for quitting. We’re all bewildered.”

    Kwon Sang-woo was to have played a sufferer of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative illness), and had been cast opposite Ha Ji-won, who is still cast in the film. He held a fanmeeting in Japan just yesterday, on the 25th, where he announced, “Contrary to reports, my next project will be a drama series.”

    The production is currently looking for a new lead actor.

    Hm, what happened, Kwon? Did marriage make you suddenly forget your manners?

    Via Herald Biz


    The comment is kinda hash...there may be some reasons we didnt know, let's wait for Sangwoo side and see what he have to say.
    frankly i'm happy that he quit this role.
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