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Lee Byung Hun, Soo Ae
summer_lbh.jpg The 3 Posters (source: kmculture, capture by rainy75) Casts : 윤석영 - Lee Byung Hun (이병헌) (Past movie works includes Bittersweet Life, 3 Monsters etc), 서정인 - Su Ae (수애) (Past movie works include Wedding Campaign, A Family) 남균수 - Oh Dal Soo (오달수) (Past movie works includes Vampire Cop, Forbidden Quest, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance etc) 수진 - Lee Sae Eun (이세은) 엘레나 - Lee Hye Eun (이혜은) 김 씨 - Jeong Seok-Yong 김 PD(특별출연) - Yoo Hae-Jin (유해진) (Past works includes The King and the Clown) Director : Cho Keun-sik (조근식) (Past work includes Conduct Zero ) Shooting Date : End of April - September 2006 Expected Release : November 2006 (Korea) Official Webite : http://www.kmculture.com/summer/ Japanese Website : http://www.excite.co.jp/cinema/natsu2007/ Posters Download: Teaser http://www.kmculture.com/summer/down/SS_POSTER1_img.zip Main Poster1 http://www.kmculture.com/summer/down/SS_POSTER1.zip Main Poster2 http://www.kmculture.com/summer/down/SS_POSTER1.zip Trailer : http://www.kmculture.com/summer/main/trailer_load.swf MV : http://www.kmculture.com/summer/main2/trailer_load2.swf Making : (to be updated) Story Outline : "A Summer's Tale" portrays a story about a renowned old professor named Yoon who recalls times from his past and his first love and eventually reunites with his first lover. Lee Byung Hun would be playing the character from a young 20s college student to a 60s yr old distinguished professor. The film used a long-running program on KBS TV, "Love in TV," as its key motif. http://www.kbs.co.kr/1tv/sisa/tvlove. Related Links : For various news/promotional related pictures/posters/fan made wallies/screen caps, refer to this index thread by rubie at Post #7 Lee Byung Hun Thread http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=409 Su Ae Thread http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12938 thanks to shirley for casts information. Rubie for updating the thread indexes

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Actor Lee Byung-hun to Act in New Film "A Summer's Tale"

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Top actor Lee Byung-hun will act in a new film entitled "A Summer's Tale."

Lee has recently agreed to act in the new melodramatic picture to be directed by Cho Keun-sik, the director of the film "No Manners" (2002), and produced by KM Culture. In "A Summer's Tale," Lee will play the lead character, Yoon Suk-young. It has been two years since Lee appeared in his last melodramatic movie, "Everybody Has Secrets" (2004).

"A Summer's Tale" portrays a story about a renowned old professor named Yoon who recalls times from his past and eventually reunites with his first lover. The film used a long-running program on KBS TV, "Love in TV," as its key motif.

The public's attention has been drawn to this film, as Lee will first play a young college student in his 20s and then a distinguished old professor in his 60s later in the movie.

It has been a year since Lee acted in the film "A Bittersweet Life" (2005). So far, he has worked with directors Kim Ji-woon and Park Chan-wook for films in unique genres such as noir films or horror movies, including "Three...Extremes / Three, Monster" (2004). But in "A Summer's Tale," Lee will present his audience with a heartwarming love story once again.

South Korean and Japanese fans have paid keen attention to his next film, as he is a top hallyu star with strong box-office appeal and superb acting ability. Rumors had once circulated that he would act for a noir film again or for a Hollywood movie. But he finally decided to act in "A Summer's Tale" because of its tight storyline and heartwarming plot.

The film will begin shooting around the end of April after the casting of the other actors and actresses is completed.

From: KBS Global

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Will be interesting to see LBH again in a movie like this after A Bittersweet Life ;)

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Lee Byung Hun would be playing the character from a young 20s college student to a 60s yr old distinguished professor.

somehow or rather .LBH tend to be in the teaching professional for romance movie ...either in harmonium in my memory .or bungee jumping of our own ..now he going to be a professor ! ~ ....the first name that come to mind for a suitable actress to play against him and age with him as his first love .and to be reunited. ..is Jeon do yeon .~ .. :P ...and i think she still has no new projects announced yet

Conduct Zero was pretty hilarous hahah ....and set in the oldies sort of !! kekek RSB was sooo funnie .i wonder how the director going to deal with this new movie ..~

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~ ....the first name that come to mind for a suitable actress to play against him and age with him as his first love .and to be reunited. ..is Jeon do yeon .~ .. :P ...and i think she still has no new projects announced yet

I second Shirley's opinion about Jeon Do Yeon. I thought of her almost immediately when I tried to think of someone who can handle a 20-60 yo role. Seen her in

Untold Scandal (2003)

No Blood No Tears (2002)

Happy End (1999)

Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

...and she's a great great actress!!! However she's not so great looking (sorry, don't mean to be so nasty) and it's just so happen that the object of desire in a romantic love story NEEDs to be quite attractive looking in order to capture the audience's imagination and to make the story more believable.

Then it all depends on which direction the director want to take "A Summer's Tale":

A. focusing on the "personalities" of the characters... how/why they fell in love, the intricate emotional connections that they have and how their youthfullness and circumstances prevent them from being together

B. focusing on the "stories" of why these two good looking persons met in their 20s and somehow tragically couldn't be together until later in life (60s? maybe) ..

Personally, I'm hoping for case A. (the other one sounds like gazillion other Korean movies/series).

For Case A:

LBH is an attractive looking guy and (I don't dare saying handsomely gorgeous here although I really do think so, but I've read elsewhere that many other people would beg to say otherwise! ....anyway)... when you see a good looking character fallen in love, the Asian biased brain would automatically select a good looking partner for this character... and most people (prob incl myself) woudn't buy into it that he's fallen for an average looking girl like Jeon Do Yeon (yea, i'm waiting for some backfires too bc some people out there do think JDY is gorgeous). However it will be really interesting and heartwarming to see what's about the girl that makes this guy fallen for her. SO yes, I'm rooting for JDY to play opposite of LBH in this case.

***on other note: there's an American Movie called "the NOTEBOOK", a great romantic love story movie that also span over the long life of the characters. Wondering if A Summer's Tale is gonna be anything like that. Hope it'll turn out to be an original on its own.

Can't wait for more info about A SUMMER'S TALE.

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Agreed with Mrs.Le, JDY is a great actress in Korea, but she doesn't project a pure ideal image in everybody's mind... especially HappyDays to Untold Scandal and I think her last movie..she did stripped again. I like to classify her as A plus X actress. ( This is just my way of classifying catagory of actress). Understand some actresses I read from article felt stripping as necessary when required in the script, all in the name of professionism. My question is, is it really necessary at all? and so many times....

I believed most of us prefer one with youthful purer image co star. ;)

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Agreed with Mrs.Le, JDY is a great actress in Korea, but she doesn't project a pure ideal image in everybody's mind... especially HappyDays to Untold Scandal and I think her last movie..she did stripped again. I like to classify her as A plus X actress. ( This is just my way of classifying catagory of actress). Understand some actresses I read from article felt stripping as necessary when required in the script, all in the name of professionism. My question is, is it really necessary at all? and so many times....

I believed most of us prefer one with youthful purer image co star. ;)

in a pure sense .there should not be any images attached to any actress....it is simply the fact she dont have a fixed image not that she is not a pure oideal image ..in everyone mnid

it depend in the context of the movie .stripping or not .in her last movie You are my sunshine .it was a scene between her and her ex husband .and also one scene with Hwang jung min ..but i dun really termed that as purely stripping only ....and if you read the article too they state that what is pure or what is the purpose of stripping in the movie .depend on if the scenes is part and parcel of what they want to protary ...Happy days and Untold scandal .did she stipped purely for the purpose of stripping maybe HAppy days was overdone but Untold scandal was a sense of the seduction ...what is youthful and pure ......cant she demostrate that too in harmonium in my memory .does her scenes in happy days make it that she is even less pure .. :ph34r: she did not stripped any in My Mother the Mermaid .i dun think that tarnish her image in anyway ..the way she like over stipped as you mentioned in her other movies ..then Moon Soori also fall into the category of the same ..it is just the mind of the viewers too when they see such scenes ..yes sometimes the movies does overdo it when it was not suppose to be the focus they tend it into the main focus and start to promote it as such

but yes ..there are a lot of other new actress ...they can also try a new face ..~.the aging part is not about just putting on make up and appearing old ..it is about the sense of aging too ..

I second Shirley's opinion about Jeon Do Yeon. I thought of her almost immediately when I tried to think of someone who can handle a 20-60 yo role. Seen her in

Untold Scandal (2003)

No Blood No Tears (2002)

Happy End (1999)

Harmonium in My Memory (1999)

...and she's a great great actress!!! However she's not so great looking (sorry, don't mean to be so nasty) and it's just so happen that the object of desire in a romantic love story NEEDs to be quite attractive looking in order to capture the audience's imagination and to make the story more believable.

she beautfiul in the way she love her acting ~~ ..well i need to know who wrote this script first too~ .. :)

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Latest update - Jan 12, 2007 - page 19 :)

Official website: http://www.kmculture.com/summer/

Japanese official site: http://www.excite.co.jp/cinema/natsu2007/

Articles, Interviews, Reviews & News updates

Actor Lee Byung-hun to Act in New Film "A Summer's Tale" Page 1

2006/03/28: Lee Byung-Heon Goes Back to Melodrama

2006/04/06: Lee Byung-Heon, From Hollywood Kid to Hollywood Star...

2006/04/07: Su Ae would be co-star of LBH in "A Summer's Tale"

2006/04/08: Lee Byung Hun and Su Ae will co-star in melodrama Page 2

2005/04/04: Actor Oh Does Double Duty With 2 Blockbusters

2006/04/07: Lee Byung Hun and Soo Ae lead the movie "Summer Story"

2006/04/19: The casting of supporting actors and actresses of "A Summer's Tale" completed

Lee Byung Hun: "Nervous as if this is my first movie" Page 3

2006/05/23: "A Summer Story" Starring Lee Byung-hun to Be Exported to Japan

2006/05/22: 'Once' draws big price tag

2006/06/02: Korean cinema at Cannes 2006 Page 4

2006/06/05: South Korea STARS ON SCREEN movie in expectation in latter half of Year 2006

2006/07/12: "Spending my birthday with family due to the heavy rain," LBH's 36th birthday Page 5

Lee Byung Hun and Su Ae prepared surprised presents for "Once In A summer" crew

2006/07/20: Lee Byung Hun Fan Meet – "Anytime, Anywhere" Page 6

2006/08/05: Interview with Lee Byung Hun at "Once In a Summer" filming location - Meeting a wind ruffle haired bachelor LBH at the movie location amidst the scenery of mountainous village of the 60s

2006/08/07: Lee Byung Hun, "If I take advantage of Hanllyu and ride along with the Korean Wave, my actor's life would be a short one" Page 7

Charismatic Lee Byung Hun is transformed!

August 3rd press conference interview, translated by Hyc & ylin

2006/08/18: Visiting Lee Byung Hun and Su Ae at the movie set of "Once In A Summer"

2006/08/20: [Photo] Is dancing Lee Byung Hun's persuasion technique?

2006/08/25: Japanese Media to Cover Lee Byung-heon's Film Shoot

Translated captures of LBH-SA's interview (28.8.2006) Page 8

2006/10/15: 11th PIFF - Lee Byung Hun; Everyone please give your support to "Once In A Summer" Page 9

2006/10/16: Lee Byeong Heon, Jo In Sung, Hallyu star popularity still in present progressive form

2006/10/24: Film market fosters Asian industry networks Page 10

2006/11/03: Premiere at Nov. 21 for foreign fans "Once in a summer " will be viewed by foreign LBH fans first Page 11

2006/11/02: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Rae Won, Bi, and Jung Woo Sung compete at the box office in December

(news credit to CindyW88)

Translated CINE21 photoshoot interview by joyeux Page 12

2006/11/19: [HERALD INTERVIEW] Lee Byung-hun eyes Hollywood Page 13

2006/11/22: Hallyu Stars Boost Country's Tourism Industry

2006/11/18: Cinema Sportlight - Once in a Summer

2006/11/23: First Love Page 14

[iNTERVIEW] FILM 2.0 - Lee Byung Hun, Between Reason and Sensitivity

2006/11/27: Look Similar? They Pretty Much Are

2006/11/29: Comedy-maker Cho directs tear-jerker set in dictatorial regime Page 15

2006/11/28: Lee Byeong Heon, "Want to express irreversible compassion" Page 15

2006/11/30: 'Once' Travels in Time for Love

2006/10/22: Hannemann visit may later help hallyu fans

2006/12/01: Looking West

BOX OFFICE Once in a Summer (Korea)

Teacher's first-love story hit with movie fans

http://www.korea.net/news/news/newsView.as...Day=&page=1

2006/11/30: "Once In A Summer" starring Lee Byung Hun & Su Ae the most anticipated movie of the week

2006/12/02: OST of “Once In A Summer” starring Lee Byung Hun opened for pre-order

2006/12/04: Korea Weekend Box Office - Dec. 1-3 (koreapopwars.blogspot.com) Page 16

A fan's Summer-sharing, thanks to sweetdream-lovelbh.com

2006/12/07: Producers heed online responses to movie names

Working titles frequently replaced if many Internet users reject them

Once in a Summer at koreanfilm.org

[iNTERVIEW] FILM 2.0 - Lee Byung Hun, Between Reason and Sensitivity (complete article)

Once in a Summer OST

http://www.kyobobook.co.kr/product/detailV...lick=NAA#single

Initial movie info, from KOFIC Summer 2006 report Page 17

2006/12/09: Box Office (Chosun: Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2006)

Box Office 국내 주말 박스 오피스 (12.08~12.10)

Weekly Box Office 2006.11.27 - 2006.12.03 (KOFIC)

2006/12/11: Rain (Bi)'s debut movie 'Cyborg, but okay' ranks 1st in box office

2006/12/12: "Even if he's out of shape, Rain is better than Daniel Henny"

Weekly Box Office 2006.12.04 - 2006.12.10 (KOFIC) Page 18

2006/12/18: Shin Seung Hoon voted as Korea's Best Singer by Japanese fans & for Male Movie Actor category, Lee Byung Hun had a 63.0% lead

2006/12/24: Darcy Paquet's short review + recommendation

2006/12/19: Fans Are Source of Energy for Park Geon-hyeong

2006/12/26: Will Lee Byung Hun have a duet with Fumiya Fujii?

Fantom Ent's clarification - no LBH/Fujii duet

2007/01/09: Blockbusters flop as star marketing fails

LBH's Once in a Summer movie schedule in Japan (16-19 Jan 2007)

Resona Bank Special Interview with LBH in association with the opening of "Once In A Summer" Page 19

Jan 12, 2007: "Once in a Summer" to be Released in Japan

Jan 17: Lee Byung Hun Visits Japan to Promote his Movie

Singapore 'Once in a Summer' Premiere Announcement

Jan 18: Lee Byung Hun praised Fumiya for the theme song of 'Once In A Summer' during Japan premiere

Cast & Profile Page 1 Page 2

*name in brackets = names of their roles (thanks to Shirley)

Lee Byung Hun (윤석영)

So Ae (서정인)

Oh Dal-Soo (남균수)

Lee Se Eun (수진)

Lee Hye-Eun (엘레나)

Jeong Seok-Yong (김 씨)

Yoo Hae-Jin (김 PD(특별출연))

Cast photos Page 15

Magazine Features

Movieweek Page 5

Screen November 2006 Page 10

CINE21 Movie Magazine (No. 577 2006.11.07 - 2006.11.14) Page 11

[인터뷰] 필름2.0 - 이병헌, 이성과 감성 사이 (2006.11) Page 13

Media Clips -:- VODS

First update of LBH-SA collaboration

http://nv.empas.com/ys/2006/04/10/200604101338248425.wmv

mms://mmc.daumcast.net/tvnews/etn/200604/10/200604101131500220_s.wmv

Movie flash from KM Culture

http://www.kmculture.co.kr/english/main_swf/main_center.swf

MV 1 by KyokoShin

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pyof-L73N6A&amp...in%20a%20summer

VODs Aug 3rd interview with LBH & Soo Ae Page 7

MV 2 by KyokoShin

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i9m_t0j3j5E&amp...ted&search=

VODs of media-location-visit 28/08/2006 Page 8

Interview with LBH & SA

http://bhjwlove.netfirms.com/bhjw_media/bhast060906.wmv

YTN report on the press conference at Busan (11th PIFF)

http://nv.empas.com/ys/2006/10/17/200610170927385852.wmv

*A MUST WATCH MOVIE TRAILER*

http://211.239.163.190/9sunsummer/web_640.wmv

http://vod.innolife.net/2006/10/20/061020_thissum.wmv

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=616...866e497ba3e2467

KBS2 piffsummer interview (12.11 MB)

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=fd4...30a82601e6dd850

11th PIFF Opening Night

http://nv.empas.com/ys/2006/10/17/200610171350402969.wmv

http://nv.empas.com/ys/2006/10/20/200610201758070024.wmv

The 'Making of Once in a Summer' courtesy Lucygoh

Once in a Summe MV

http://www.kmculture.com/summer/main2/trailer_load2.swf

http://61.109.246.42/mnet02/high_movie/48_...high_155013.wmv

CINE21 - COVER STORY VOD + captures

mms://vod.cine21.com/cine21.com/movie/magazine/summer.wmv

MV (OST by Shin Seung Hun)

http://221.139.104.83/daumblog/1001/12/1627112.flv

mms://221.143.41.7/nate2/seoul/ASFRoot/source/lmusic/lmusic030796.wmv

Song-audio file

http://222.122.12.206/musicdbr/0/373/h0373157.asf

CLIP: Making-Film from Once in a Summer

http://www.kmculture.com/summer/main2/trailer_load3.swf

LBH & SA at 5th Annual Korea Movie Awards

http://lovedb.colota.com/beautibh/20061119v1.wmv

mms://mmc.daumcast.net/tvnews//imbc/200611/19/mbc_desk_20061119_1_300k_12.asf

Movie preview VODS, thanks to S16-lovelbh.com

http://vod.innolife.net/2006/11/23/061123_na.wmv

http://vod.ietn.co.kr/mov/2006/1123/200611231164265905_s.wmv

http://vod.ietn.co.kr/mov/2006/1124/200611241164363402_s.wmv

mms://mmc.daumcast.net/tvnews/yonhaptv/200611/23/MYH20061123001500355_WMV700Kbps.wmv

VIP Premiere - Nov 23, 2006

http://vod.ietn.co.kr/mov/2006/1123/200611231164277007_s.wmv

Fanmeet-premiere on 21/11/2006

http://www.leebyunghun.com/gallery/once_in...er/summer-1.wmv

MNET VOD on the 23/11 VIP premiere and 21/11 fan meet

http://lovedb.colota.com/beautibh/20061124summer_preview.wmv

Movie related clips

mms://cinewelvod.gscdn.com/cinewel_etc/cinezine/interview/700k_That_year_summer.wmv

mms://mmc.daumcast.net/tvnews/sbsi/200611/27/200611271213007.asf

YTNStar-Cinema Today clip

http://vod2.ytn.co.kr/ytnstar/special/mov/...821426541_s.wmv

Yesterday, When I Was Young by Roy Clark

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=baa...c6e2d6cfbf60ba8

preview press 221106.wmv (26.22 MB)

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=587...c9f968af37c9b04

2006/12/01 Stage Greeting clips

http://www17.plala.or.jp/ghostwhite/20061202_lbh.wmv

http://www.leebyunghun.com/gallery/once_in...er/20061202.wmv

Once in a Summer MV by Kyoko Shinbori

http://byung.ptd.jp/YesterdayAAA.wmv

A 12-min movie-review clip

mms://navernews.hvod.nefficient.co.kr/navernews/0018/2006/1129/00016403.wmv

Once in a Summer Preview

mms://chosun.lgcdn.com/chosun/entertainment/LiveShop/cinema/coming/summer061207-pre.wmv

Interview with Soo Ae: 20061201KBS_Sue.wmv (14.90 MB)

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=3e1...42c2accd6e670ff

Seoul stage greeting on Dec 3, 2006 (thanks to Elaine)

http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=99e...3cc389f913d5071

Once in a Summer - Japan Preview

http://www.cinemart.co.jp/contents/natsu20...00k_240x180.flv

17/1 Movie Premiere & Press Conference 18/1/07 - VODS Page 19

Movie Premiere

Photos: preview at Seoul COEX Mega box (LBH & SA) Page 13 Page 14

Nov 23, 2006 - VIP Premiere Photos from CINE21 Page 14

Once in a Summer movie pamphlets Page 15

Once in a Summer stage greeting 12/01 - 12/03 photos Page 16

Stage greeting 27.11 and 02.12 pics Page 17

Posters & Movie Stills

First poster shoot, photos from honeyhunny.com Page 3

Captures from CINE21 Page 3

Behind-the-scene & postershoot photos Page 4

Poster-making captures Page 5

LBH captures from MBC clip 2006.7.12 Page 6

Location photos; media & Japanese fans' visit

Poster and movie stills from CINE21 & Film2.0 Page 7

Location & interview captures; CINE21 stills Page 8

14/10/2006: PHOTOS-Lee Byung Hun & Soo Ae at the 11th Pusan International Film Festival Page 9

CINE21 new stills

The latest posters! Page 10

Photos of Soo Ae (CINE21) & screencaptures from the trailer by TY_KSW

CINE21 interview photos & captures from MV Page 12

LBH & SA at 5th Annual Korea Movie Page 13

Cast photos Page 15

Magazine exclusive picture - The old professor

Captures from the movie fan meet and location pics

Once in a Summer movie pamphlets

Shin Min Ah at 'Once In a Summer' VIP Screening Page 16

Guests at the VIP Premiere 23/11

Movie screencaps Page 16 Page 17 Page 18

Japanese Premiere 17/1/07 - PHOTOS Page 19

Press Conference 18/1/07 photos

Wallpaper (+ artwork)

Banners Page 3 Page 4

Wallpaper Page 4

Lovely SUMMER banner & wallie sets by LSlSW Page 5

Wallpaper by lovelbhsato Page 8

Banners & GIFs by LSlSW Page 9

Summer wallies by LSlSW Page 10

Wallpapers from official movie site Page 11

GIF 그해여름 2006 Page 16

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Does this mean that the movie is based on (somewhat) a true story? Or the character of Professor Yoon, most likely a fictional but based on actual situation?

it might meant it was inspired by the programme ....but well there need to be more further news to be release

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but yes ..there are a lot of other new actress ...they can also try a new face ..~.the aging part is not about just putting on make up and appearing old ..it is about the sense of aging too ..

Yes, this is the challenge for LBH and the actress playing opposite him. Not just a simple love story but to convey that feeling from youth till mature convincingly. Make-up can wonders but does he/she make us believe they really have aged like we see our parents/grandparents? For someone yet to go through that path, it'll be so interesting to see how it turns out. For me, it's already a plus point to the movie... seeing a transformation in LBH's performance.

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somehow or rather .LBH tend to be in the teaching professional for romance movie ...either in harmonium in my memory .or bungee jumping of our own ..now he going to be a professor ! ~ ....the first name that come to mind for a suitable actress to play against him and age with him as his first love .and to be reunited. ..is Jeon do yeon .~ .. :P ...and i think she still has no new projects announced yet

Conduct Zero was pretty hilarous hahah ....and set in the oldies sort of !! kekek RSB was sooo funnie .i wonder how the director going to deal with this new movie ..~

So happy to hear that finally, the long wait is over.

Half of my prayer answered........ to let LBH act in a melodramatic or romance movie. :rolleyes:

Of course, the selfish me wants him in a drama but whattheheck!!.. it's still LBH.

Hmmm... actually JDY also came to my mind... i always admired her for being a consummate actress...

She was brilliant in Harmonium in my Memory, outstanding in Untold Scandal and splendid in You are My Sunshine. She may not be called a ravishing femme fatale but she has that magnificent aura and attractiveness in her especially when she is acting. I cant still believe that the teen-ager who acted in Harmonium is her.

I guess it would really depend on the characterization of the leading lady as envisioned by the scriptwriter. If we get more details as to how the story would go and the type of personality the leading lady would have then we can at least make a more accurate assessment of who is the best actress to play it.

I'm not really familiar who the top Korean movie actresses are. Most of them i knew from drama then ventured into movies. But, i have at least 2 actresses in mind that I definitely do not want to play opposite LBH in this movie. :vicx::P:lol:

thanks rainy for starting the thread.

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So, it'll be SOO AE opposite LBH in A Summer's Tale.

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March 28, 2006

Lee Byung-Heon Goes Back to Melodrama

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Many things have happened to Lee Byung-Heon in the last year or so: he's become a huge star in Japan, sometimes challenging Yonsama's top spot; although his leading role in Kim Ji-Woon's 달콤한 인생 (A Bittersweet Life) didn't produce the box office result people expected, the film was widely praised as one of the best of the year, and it brought Lee international fame; he also signed a contract with an Hollywood management agency, which might mean new chances for the star to break the western market. But Lee just took his first big decision of 2006, and that's starring in his first film in over a year, playing the lead in 여름 이야기 (Tale of Summer). This is the first melodrama for Lee since 2001's 번지 점프를 하다 (Bungee Jumping of their Own).

The film is produced by KM Culture and directed by Jo Geun-Shik, last seen working on the excellent coming of age drama 품행제로 (Conduct Zero) with Ryu Seung-Beom and Gong Hyo-Jin. Lee plays Professor Yoon Seok-Young, who looks for his first love through a TV Program (similar to a show currently airing on Korean TV), which brings up memories of his college days in the countryside. Lee will play the entire range of roles from a college boy aged 20 to a professor in his 60s in the film, and his partner will be Soo Ae of 나의 결혼원정기 (Wedding Campaign) and 해신 (Emperor of the Sea). 'Tale of Summer' starts shooting next month, and will release this Fall.

[source: Kyunghyang Sports]

http://news.sportskhan.net/?cat=view&art_i...3&sec_id=540401

Credit: X at http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/005583.html

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So, it'll be SOO AE opposite LBH in A Summer's Tale.

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i like so ae ...maybe not the most outstanding of the younger actress .but i like her ....~ ...i like her voice though ppl think it was too deep for a girl .when they first see her in love letter .!! ..~ i thought it was pretty unquie and soothing when .u sort of get use to it .i realllly like her in love letter ~~hah but er i think her role in wooden horse was abit too over-naive ke but still cute with the LDW pariing ..and haeshin .was quite a major role for her .if only i can like try to find time to finish it ~but i like her role in the first 10 esp i have watch .there this elgance and qiuet charm around her .~ in haeshin ..~

~i actually thought she coming back to the small screen i was even remembering and talking if she coming back when i was watching wodden horse .~ .a few weeks back ~ .

~ .her first movie debut in Family was really pretty goood ...a good shift from the small screen to the big screen ..~~ .....now that remind me i got her wedding campagin with me yet to watch ~

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First time I heard of Soo Ae (pretty behind with the recent dramas)... Read the review of "A Family" from Koreanfilm.org and looks like she gets a pretty good opinion from Darcy Paquet.

Is there a thread for her in soompi? Better yet, can someone post some info/picture about her here for reference? Many thanks.

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First time I heard of Soo Ae (pretty behind with the recent dramas)... Read the review of "A Family" from Koreanfilm.org and looks like she gets a pretty good opinion from Darcy Paquet.

Is there a thread for her in soompi? Better yet, can someone post some info/picture about her here for reference? Many thanks.

Oh, sorry about not linking a pic just now. Here she is, you'll see her at LBH thread too. :)

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Perhaps Soo Ae is one actress who fares better in movies compared to drama series. Her debut in Love Letter had mixed responses but she's alright, in my opinion. She has that young-looking face... which suits the situation & time-frame of the movie, I believe... innocent, sweet, soft charm. In the movie, LBH would be reminiscing his old lover... in flashbacks, probably... and from his age at 60, time will be turned back to about 40 years. Hmm... that makes a 1960's scenario?

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First time I heard of Soo Ae (pretty behind with the recent dramas)... Read the review of "A Family" from Koreanfilm.org and looks like she gets a pretty good opinion from Darcy Paquet.

Is there a thread for her in soompi? Better yet, can someone post some info/picture about her here for reference? Many thanks.

Oh, sorry about not linking a pic just now. Here she is, you'll see her at LBH thread too. :)

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she does has a thead in soompi ..she give me a very natural feel .`

http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12938

credits to siCKako from So AE soompi thread .the data is very up todate ..her debut major role as a female lead in drama was in 2003 Love letter ~ ^^and movie was in Family ..which won her a lot of best new comer awards in most major korea film awards

SU AE 수애

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Profile

Birth Name: Park Su-Ae

Chinese Name: 朴秀愛

Date of Birth: July 25th, 1980

Height: 168cm

Weight: 46kg

Vital Stats: 33-24-35

Hobbies: Swimming, Pocket Ball (Pool)

Debut: 2002.06.28

Drama

KBS : Emperor of the Sea (2004)

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/jangbogo

KBS : April Kiss (2004)

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/kiss/

MBC : Merry-Go-Round / Carousel (2003)

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/horse/

MBC : Love Letter (2003)

http://www.imbc.com/tv/drama/loveletter/

MBC : The Maengs Success Period (2002)

http://www.imbc.com/tv/drama/maeng/

MBC : Yeob gi Bal Ral Hong Seon Saeng (2002)

MBC : Jak Sarang (2002)

Movies

Wedding Campaign (2005)

http://movie.naver.com/search/movie.php?code=C9441

A Family (2004)

http://www.koreafilm.co.kr/movie/family2004/gallery.htm

http://movie.naver.com/search/movie_photo.php?code=C7974

http://www.movist.com/movies/movie.asp?mid=8591

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wah, glad that LBH movie partner is Soo Ae and I agree with some reviews that she is outstanding in her film rather than drama, but wait, emperor of the sea, she is one of the actresses right? she look innocent and I think this will surely touch million of the hearts

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wah, glad that LBH movie partner is Soo Ae and I agree with some reviews that she is outstanding in her film rather than drama, but wait, emperor of the sea, she is one of the actresses right? she look innocent and I think this will surely touch million of the hearts

ya she one of the lead in emperor of the sea ...somewhat a slight different image .i meant from the first 10 esp i see out of the 50 or so esp....determined and strong ..~ the role need a calmness and strenght which she did protray .~ .haha i dun know maybe i see quite a few of her dramas er (but i heard April kiss was really bad ~ so i never touch it ).`

and then her movies and it flows into her taking on movie roles .~ ..with her practice in her drama roles ...

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Wow! Two great stars in one movie! A definite must-watch! It'll be interesting to watch Lee Byung-hun going through the changes of being a 20-something college student to a 60-something professor.

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Hope it's not too late to say thanks to rainy for starting this thread. :)

An interview with Cine21 to share, some highlights on the upcoming movie included.

April 06, 2006

Lee Byung-Heon,

From Hollywood Kid to Hollywood Star... Maybe

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A silent, cold-hearted and calculating killer; a director perfectly controlling his life; a perfect man, seemingly coming from another world; a famous 타짜 (master of tricks), making life his own (Russian) roulette. Lee Byung-Heon's roles haven't changed too much in recent years, but what changed is the weight of his performances, the little details which make the difference between the also-ran and the great actors. Sure, Lee is still far from deserving to be compared with greats like Song Kang-Ho or Choi Min-Shik, but his improvement in the last few years is impressive. That young boy was actually one of those 'Hollywood Kids' who would sneak in small theaters, watching the stars shine on the big screen, dreaming one day of becoming one. The road to reach stardom was full of obstacles, like the first time he ever acted, in the 1991 KBS Drama 아스팔트 내 고향 (Asphalt is My Hometown). The PD of that Drama welcomed him into the world of acting saying that would be his first and last performance, given the quality of his acting.

The first few years of Lee's career weren't easy, but he found instant popularity with the 1992 Drama 내일은 사랑 (Love, Tomorrow), from the 'magic hands' of PD Yoon Seok-Ho, in a show which also starred a young actress called Go So-Young. Although Lee continued climbing the totem pole of the industry, it wasn't until 1995's 런어웨이 (Runaway), by 무사 (Musa: The Warrior)'s Kim Sung-Soo, that he started showing potential in terms of acting. 1996's 아스팔트 사나이 (Asphalt Man), one of the classic (or should I say, 'lesser evil') Trendy Dramas of the 90s, jumped him into stardom, alongside Lee Young-Ae, Choi Jin-Shil and Jung Woo-Sung. Yet, despite the many hits on TV, Lee couldn't find that big hit on the big screen, and before casting him in his career making film, 2000's 공동경비구역 JSA (Joint Security Area), Park Chan-Wook joked that Lee was already on the black lists of actors you shouldn't cast. Be it the great script, one of the best directors in the country, or the top notch ensemble cast he was working with, Lee found that spark, and made JSA his most important role to date.

His roles after that tend to be up and down, from Kim Dae-Seung's 번지 점프를 하다 (Bungee Jumping of Their Own) -- popular, but in severe need of a shot of adrenaline -- to Lee Sung-Gang's great little animation 마리 이야기 (My Beautiful Girl, Mari) [in what I still consider his most touching performance to date, even if it's only voice acting]. His big returns to TV always brought big ratings, but even though 올인 (All In) was better than most Dramas shown that year, it was still a huge disappointment coming from the pen of Choi Wan-Gyu. And let's not even mention 아름다운 날들 (Beautiful Days). But even if it took the mad genius of Park Chan-Wook and the verve of Kim Ji-Woon to show Lee had real talent, all those years of slowly changing his image have helped Lee, who played the quiet, perfect machine moved by that 'breeze' in 달콤한 인생 (A Bittersweet Life) with the pathos of an actor who's been in this biz for decades. And it's inevitable his future as a leading figure in the Korean Wave, with his rising popularity in Japan having the biggest influence, will bring new changes.

Lee's career has seen a big development in the last few years: he signed with CAA, an important Hollywood management company, which will certainly pave the way for his Hollywood debut. He will be the protagonist of a videogame, which should widen his fanbase's spectrum. And on the Korean side, he just announced he'll star in Jo Geun-Shik's melodrama 여름 이야기 (Tale of Summer), and later in Lee Jae-Han's English feature Red Skin. Lee recently sat down for an interview with Cine21, for their print edition. He's a few highlights.

I've heard you decided on your next project, Jo Geun-Shik's 여름이야기 (Tale of Summer).

Lee Byung-Heon: My manager told me while I was resting after 달콤한 인생 (A Bittersweet Life) I received a total of 110 scripts, about half of which I ended up paying attention to. According to what an actor is shooting at a certain moment, he keeps getting similar offers. While shooting A Bittersweet Life they kept sending me scripts for action films, noir, mystery, thriller, things along the lines of 범죄 재구성 (The Big Swindle). But after going through all that in A Bittersweet Life, I didn't even want to think about doing it all once again, so I focused my attention on Human Dramas, melodramas and the like. This Tale of Summer starts from a TV program like TV는 사랑을 싣고 (TV Takes Love on Board), where Professor Hwang Seok-Young is looking for an old acquaintance of his. That's when the film brings us back to the professor's youth, when he falls in love with a woman while on Summer vacation in the countryside. My character in the film is very arrogant and cynical, and I act the whole spectrum from his 20s to his 60s. As a whole, it combines the background of 내 마음의 풍금 (The Harmonium in My Memory) in terms of period and atmosphere, the feeling of 번지점프를 하다 (Bungee Jumping of Their Own), and in terms of character is similar to 아름다운 날들 (Beautiful Days).

Around the end of last year, there was this rumour you'd star in a Lifeguard Film with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, and shoot in Tokyo. There hasn't been any news since then, so it looks like you refused the role.

Lee: Jenny Rollings from CAA is my spokeswoman in Hollywood. After going to Cannes for the screening of A Bittersweet Life, I met with her and we talked about the number of scripts that kept coming in Hollywood, which are still coming, and I'm thinking about my future there. The film you're talking about is The Guardian, from Andrew Davis of A Perfect Murder and The Fugitive. Things didn't work out, so I decided not to do it after all. Costner was going to play a legendary rescue swimmer, who loses a friend in an accident and suffers an emotional trauma after that. Kutcher played a young newcomer disappointed by his former 'hero' behavior, and I'd play a subordinate of Costner, sharing a tense relationship with him [Note: The film actually started shooting, with Costner and Kutcher on board. And it sounds like Lee made the right decision, looking at the plot description]. But I don't know how they found out about me in Hollywood. It's probably because of the Japanese market's influence, as they were probably trying to cast someone who would have a strong appeal in that market.

The characters in 올인 (All In) meet by accident in a small theater in their youth, and their peculiar destiny begins there. On several interviews, you revealed how small theaters always unconsciously bring up memories of your youth. You even said you'd like to manage one of those old, decrepit small theaters one day, and re-experience all the films you liked.

Lee: My first theater experience was when my cousin brought me to the local theater in the Seongnam area, when I was four. I remember we watched Papillon. My second was Nazareno Cruz Y El Lobo (The Love Of The Wolf) [a 1975 Argentinean film by Leonardo Favio]. It was one of those films minors couldn't watch, but I guess that image of a wolf in the poster was enough to tempt a young kid like me. Once I got the gist of the theater going experience a little, I started bringing my friends too, and we'd usually watch Bruce Lee films and all their various rip-offs, and especially films with Wang Ho. Those were both the object of my dreams and illusions. The running a theater thing is usually something I mention vaguely when people ask me if I'll continue acting forever, but I imagined myself in those shoes once or twice. And I don't mean multiplexes, but the small theaters like those appearing in All In or Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, places where I'd show only low budget films, and retrospective for my favorite directors. Something with a symbolic meaning, like the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Listening to your commentary on the DVD of A Bittersweet Life, you comment the scenes with the kind of analysis directors give to films. We know you like watching films on DVD, but what are your favourite films and actors?

Lee: When I started acting, and was thinking about what to make people feel through my acting, the first film coming to mind was Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. When I was young films were just a dream of mine, just that unique smell of the theater you experienced after buying the ticket made my heart boil. But because of the films I watched, from Wang Ho to Bruce Lee, from Jackie Chan to many fantasy film, film for me was the opposite of reality. Of course now film has a different meaning for me, and my taste in films has changed too.

Film Poster and Still Photographer Lee Jeon-Ho, who worked with you, said if there's an actor who can't make progress in a film unless he's convinced of what he's playing, that's Lee Byung-Heon. And also, you often say during interviews things like 'I couldn't possibly have done that if it weren't for imagination', it sounds like you dislike acting using your imagination. Do you feel any burden when trying to act characters who live in a completely different world, and went through things you never experienced?

Lee: That's why I try not to lock myself up. If it's not work, then I don't need to be accompanied by my manager all the time, don't I? If I were a singer, then living like Michael Jackson would be understandable. But for an actor to lock himself up inside his own world, that's what one has to avoid at all costs, and always be careful about. That's because at the end of the day, our job consists of showing another person's life through our performance. So you have to try and experience life from top to bottom, even if you can't do everything. If I were a newcomer, I'd really try to do everything except illegal things, as being an actor also involves doing things like that. For example, let's say you go to a tent bar, wearing this big hat to cover your identity, and sit in a corner where people can't see you, just to experience drinking at a tent bar. Then someone notices you and goes: "Ahhh... you're that... you know, that one? Come on, let's have a drink." But then if you refuse they go: "Why is he acting like such a stuck up?" and you have to take insults. Then if you go: "Since I'm an actor, I can't look homely" or "I don't want to cause a scene, so I'll just leave" you keep everything in check. I might do like that, but then I feel the urge to go ahead with that, just to experience what would happen later, you know? Why? Because then that would become a learning experience, something that would help me as an actor. Of course I'd also like to go somewhere quiet and relax after filming... (laughs)

You pointed out on your homepage, regarding this whole issue of the screen quota reduction, about the dangers inherent with using culture as trade goods. Personally I think this protest about the quota reduction you actors are doing does have some interesting points I agree with, but I feel using terms like 'We'll wave the Korean flag all over the world' feels a little... uncomfortable? But then looking at the other side, using that 'little America' logic [vis-a-vis the popularity of the Korean Wave] can often make this whole issue collapse. As an actor promoting our culture to the world and one of the flagbearers of the Korean Wave, saying anything about this issue might feel complicated.

Lee: I don't like that kind of attitude either. But to be honest, if you see the quota in economic terms and ask me to comment on those terms, then there's many things I don't know about the matter. But then when I start feeling political undertones within the demonstrations, then I tend to avoid them. I mean, amongst all film people, it's not like we all share the same view, because if we change the system according to the US' demands, then nobody can predict what will happen. It's just that we worry there'll be more damages than benefits in this case, so then you're influenced to think protesting is the right thing to do. That's because then we face the risk of a market dominated by Korean films trying to mimic the Hollywood system to compete with them or comedies, so films without a strong commercial concept would eventually disappear from the market, and that's certainly the worst possible scenario. But frankly I feel bad about this issue too, because I'd be lying if I said I knew how society changes as a whole, having lived in this profession since I started acting in my second year of college and nothing else. Most actors feel like that, you keep going simply thinking what you feel is right, but now I've come to an age when I have to stop making assumptions, and sometimes I worry I don't even know the basics. I think actors live their adolescence for much longer than other people, and I'm always nervous worrying about what will happen. You'd obviously like to think with age things get better, that you'd relax, but I don't think I'm able to do that yet. But then again, it might just be my several faces creating that uneasiness.

[source: Cine21]

http://www.cine21.com/Magazine/mag_pub_vie...07&mag_id=37620

» Posted by X at April 6, 2006 08:09 AM

Credit: http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/005681.html

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Source: Chosunilbo (Japanese edition) 2006/04/07 19:33

http://japanese.chosun.com/site/data/html_...0407000068.html

Translation by Hyc

Su Ae would be co-star of LBH in“A Summer's Tale”

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Gracefulness has decided charming Su Ae to be co-actress of Lee Byung Hun who returns to act in a melodrama after an interval of two years.

Su Ae had been decided in the casting as the heroine of director Jo Geun-Shik's romance movie 'A Summer's Tale', and co-star with Lee Byung Hun.

Jo Geun-Shik, director of “Conduct Zero”, will take up the directing of “A Summer's Tale", a story of Professor Yoon Seok-Young, who looks for his first love through a TV Program (similar to a show currently airing on KBS.).

Lee will portray Professor Yoon Seok-Young, and play the entire range of roles from a college boy aged 20 to a professor in his 60s in the film. Su Ae will be playing the woman that is unforgettable by Professor Yoon, who lived in stoutness against the background of 1970's political turmoil period.

Last year, Su Ae was seen acting in movie“Wedding Campaign" and KBS drama“Emperor of the Sea", showing a superb sense of reality and a mature acting. Su Ae will co-star again with Lee Byung Hun, and the expectation to see the two people playing their role in the movie is gathering.

Korean daily report/STARNEWS

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