Guest virgo_star Posted October 14, 2005 Share Posted October 14, 2005 Kim Jung Eun, Lee Tae Sungposters: others: http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/mov...s=media&id=9431 pics big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/1.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/2.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/3.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/4.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/5.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/6.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/7.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/8.jpg big: http://cinema.chosun.com/movie/17349/9.jpg more... click here for album: http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/mov...s=media&id=9431 Opening Date : Sept. 29 Director: 정지우 (Jung Ji-Woo) Cast: 김정은 (Kim Jung-Eun), 이태성 (Lee Tae-Sung) Website (Maxmovie Diary): http://diary.maxmovie.com/index2.asp?targetUserId=*sarangni* Official Website: http://www.sarangni.co.kr/ Rating: 15 And Over + Preview - mms://chosun.lgcdn.com/chosun/entertainment/LiveShop/cinema/coming/Lovetooth-pre.wmv + Theatrical Trailer (Streaming, 700k, Windows Media): mms://vod.cine21.com/cine21.com/movie/trailer/2005/09/lovein_tr_700k.wmv + Theatrical Trailer (Streaming, 300k, Windows Media): mms://nhnext.hvod.nefficient.co.kr/nhnext/movie/movieclip/trailers/T0002598_300.wmv + Teaser Trailer (Streaming, 300k, Windows Media): mms://nhnext.hvod.nefficient.co.kr/nhnext/movie/movieclip/trailers/T0002598_300.wmv + Teaser Trailer (Streaming, 700k, Windows Media): mms://nhnext.hvod.nefficient.co.kr/nhnext/movie/movieclip/trailers/T0002598_700.wmv + Teaser Trailer (Streaming, Real Media): http://www.film2.co.kr/realservice/trailers/T0002598.ram + Music Video (Streaming, Windows Media) by Min-Kyung of DIVA and Hwisung: mms://media1.maxmovie.com/av/Maxsaranimv.wmv + Music Video (Streaming, Real Media): http://www.film2.co.kr/realservice/trailers/M0002692.ram synopsis: 아련한 첫사랑의 기억을 머금고 새롭게 시작되는 또 하나의 눈부신 사랑 언제나 자신의 직관에 따라 똑바로 걸어 들어가는 입시 과외학원 수학 강사 조인영은 아름답고 씩씩한 여자다. 그녀의 잔잔하고 고요한 일상 속에 아련한 첫사랑의 모습을 꼭 빼닮은 17세의 이석이 학원생으로 들어온다. 인영은 자신의 첫사랑과 놀랍도록 닮은 그를 사랑하게 되고, 이석 또한 인영을 향한 마음을 숨기지 않고 적극적이다. 인영은 이름만 똑같은 게 아니라 정말 똑같이 생겼다는 혼잣말을 하루에도 몇 번씩 중얼거리며 첫사랑을 꼭 닮은 이석과 사랑하게 된 기쁨을 감추지 못한다. 그러나 고교시절 동창이자 룸메이트인 정우는 이석을 직접 보고도 과거의 이석과 전혀 닮지 않았다며 인영의 사랑을 믿지 않는다. 그러던 어느 날, 교복을 입은 17세의 여고생이 학원으로 이석을 찾아온다. 한편 정우는 자신의 첫사랑과 닮았다고 착각하며 17세 이석과의 사랑에 푹 빠져 버린 인영을 보다 못해 서른 살이 된 인영의 진짜 '첫사랑 이석'을 그녀 앞에 데려 오는데… ^ translation pls... ------------------------------------------------- When Jung Ji-Woo's previous film '해피엔드' ('Happy End') debuted 6 years ago, it shocked the nation. Not so much because of its content, which was hard hitting yes, but not particularly out of the ordinary. It was Jeon Do-Yeon who shocked people, when her transformation made the innocent sweetheart image she built on TV for the previous half decade vanish in one moment, during the film's first 10 minutes. Frank and honest sex scenes nobody expected her to shoot, but scenes which became the starting point for one of the most accomplished careers any Korean actress experienced in recent memory. She was the new Jang Mi-Hee: maybe not as pretty as the other 'troika' actresses (in her case, Lee Mi-Yeon and Go So-Young), but destroying the competition with her amazing acting skills. And director Jung must be praised, for bringing out that fire inside her which didn't have a canvas to emerge from, spending her time between trendy TV Dramas and melodramas on the big screen. But that wasn't the only attraction in Happy End. Choi Min-Shik's slowly exploding persona, keeping everything inside until he couldn't anymore, in contrast with his role in '쉬리' ('Shiri'); Joo Jin-Mo, who had already some acting experience, but was shockingly good (and although he has improved a lot during the last 5 years, he's never been able to carry on the intensity from that performance yet); a strong script, mixing genre conventions, social commentary and a nod to popular culture (Choi's character watching the 'syndrome' TV Drama of 99, '우리 정말 사랑했슬까?' ('Did We Really Love?') with Bae Yong-Joon and Kim Hye-Soo). 'Happy End' became an instant favorite, and is still remembered as one of the best films of the 90s by critics and public alike. With Jung taking a long period of 'rest' from directing films, anything he laid his hands on was bound to generate interest. The moment he announced Kim Jung-Eun - a good actress and one of the hardest working, nicest people in Chungmuro, who showed potential as an actress but has been wasted in films which rarely challenge her acting skills, just like Jeon Do-Yeon in 99 - as the lead for his new film, about a 30 something teacher falling in love with one of her 17 year old students, people started seeing the kind of potential that built when 'Happy End' was announced. Would he make a new actress out of Kim Jung-Eun, too? With all that expectation in mind, Jung's latest '사랑니' ('Close To You') had its press screening at the Seoul Theater last week. Present at the screening the director and stars Kim Jung-Eun, Lee Tae-Sung, Jung Yoo-Mi and Kim Young-Jae. Reviews have been quite positive, but there's a feeling the film might be too complicated for the average moviegoer, which explains the cold reaction in terms of box office potential. Interviews and Comments Press: You must feel this is the kind of film even kids could watch without worrying too much. Director Jung Ji-Woo: Even if people can be interested about other people's love stories, in reality they don't show that. I think if kids watch the film with their parents, it will be OK, because the most important thing was trying to be sincere with sentiments. It was also the second and third most important thing: because you think about that sincerity deep down in your heart, you don't pay much attention to what people on the outside think. Press: If this film came out a little earlier, it could have become the kind that raises more than a few eyebrows because of its theme, but it didn't seem to provoke much of a disapproving response. I'm curious how you approached the viewers' point of view and their understanding of the film while making it. Jung: I think that no matter how you look at it, the fact this film won't become a topic of conversation because of its problematic theme is a good thing. I never tried to reveal info about the film to show the characters' ages or occupations from the beginning. Because I tried to film with the idea of carefully showing a 30 something woman's state of mind when falling in love, I feel comfortable. And, on the contrary, I hope the issue doesn't even come up. Press: When you mention Kim Jung-Eun, it's inevitable her image comes up. Is there anything you changed because of this film, and did you feel any burden about that? Kim Jung-Eun: I never thought of completely transforming the image you think people have of myself. When I first receive screenplays, I always think of making a little upgrade; nothing major, but I often feel that thirst to change a few things about my acting. But then again, the real problem was that I didn't know how to change back then, even though I tried. But then came the script for 'Close To You', and I decided to just follow the director's instructions. Since I was tired of always doing the same things, and wanted to differentiate a little my image from the beginning, that couldn't possibly be a burden to me. Press: You have painted a really unique love story in this film. Shooting the film, did you experience any changes about what you consider love to be? Kim: Honestly, I thought a lot about this love story between a 30 something woman and her 17 year old student. I think being in their 30s is a very important moment for women, and I think she wouldn't have done that if she were in her early 20s. That feeling at the end of the film, it's the same kind I want to have living in this world in my 30s. I also think that 30 something period in the film is a nice age to live in. You could become a little more cynical about things like love, compared to what you felt in your early 20s. I'm the same, actually, I don't feel the same way compared to before I started acting in my 20s. It's not just about loving a 17 year old man, but the sincerity of the moment, the possibility of falling in love if you find a person who makes your heart beat. Lee Tae-Sung: I think this idea of the 30 vs 17 and teacher vs student is a kind of formality. At first I thought why I wanted to see the teacher from the beginning, but then I just decided It was because I wanted to do it, nothing more. Even if you think about all the implications and meanings of what I do in the film, things become even more complicated. That's why I just decided to be sincere. If you just take off all the formalities, like teacher and student, or their 13 years of difference, I think you'll envy the kind of relationship the two have. Quick Judgment Yonhap News' Kim Byung-Gyu Film Quality: EXCELLENT Box Office Potential: AVERAGE Joycine's Seo Jung-Hwan Film Quality: AVERAGE Box Office Potential: AVERAGE Premiere's Shim Soo-Jin Film Quality: EXCELLENT Box Office Potential: AVERAGE Elle's Lee Sook-Myung Film Quality: GOOD Box Office Potential: AVERAGE Movieweek's Lee Joo-Young Film Quality: EXCELLENT Box Office Potential: GOOD Press Screening Video (Streaming ASF File): mms://media3.nkino.com/nkinotv2/5159/300.asf Via nKino and Star News » Posted by X at September 26, 2005 11:26 PM c: www.twitchfilm.net c: cinema.chuson.com c: www.cine21.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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