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Lee Tae Sung, Suh Jae Kyung, Jung Dong Hwan, Lee Kyung Jin
Debuts 30 Oct 2008 (after long delay, supposed to be 2006 movie).

Japanese Korean movie based on real life story of late Korean guy, Lee Soo Hyun, who died in 2001 at age of 26 when he saved a Japanese, who had fallen onto Shin Okubo subway platform in Tokyo. Lee Soo Hyun was in Tokyo as a foreign student and Shin Okubo is where the Korean town in Tokyo is located.

Director : Junji Hanado

Cast : Lee Tae Sung (as Lee Soo Hyun)(9 Ends 2 Outs), Suh Jae Kyung (Welcome to Dongmakgol, Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Again), Jung Dong Hwan, Lee Kyung Jin, Hong Kyung Min

Official site : http://www.leesoohyun.co.kr/

Related movie site : http://movie.daum.net/moviedetail/moviedet...o?movieId=42087

Making-of VOD : http://www.film2.co.kr/include/webcast_pla...asp?wkey=281086

Link to photos : http://movie.daum.net/moviedetail/moviedet...o?movieId=42087

Link to trailers : http://movie.daum.net/moviedetail/moviedet...o?movieId=42087


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oooh.. it was based on a true story? would like to know more about the true story..

so its gonna be released in korean and in japanese?

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Dear huangsy

What 's news say????


`너를 잊지 않을거야‘ VIP 시사, 이회창, 박근혜 등 정계인사 참석


故 이수현의 감동실화 ‘너를 잊지 않을 거야’의 개봉을 기념하는 VIP시사회가 서울과 부산에서 열린다. 특히 27일(월) 롯데 에비뉴엘관에서 열리는 서울 VIP시사회에는 이회창, 박근혜를 비롯한 국내 정계인사들과 일본측 정계인사와 추모단, 국내 톱연예인들이 대거 참석을 예정이다. 특히 이번 시사회는 정치, 교육 등에 관련된 한일 관계자들이 한 곳에 모이는 뜻 깊은 자리가 될 것으로 보인다.

뿐만 아니라 일본 시사 당시 참석해 눈물을 흘리며 큰 감동을 받아 서울에서 열리는 시사회에도 참석을 약속했지만 현재 거동이 불편한 관계로 부득이하게 참석하지 못하는 일왕 부부는 이번 시사회에 측근 관계자를 통해 한국 개봉에 따른 축전을 전달할 예정이다. 이수현 추모재단의 고문인 전 모리 총리 역시 축전을 보내올 예정.

또한 서울 VIP시사회에는 역도산의 부인인 다나코 케이코 여사와 외손녀를 비롯해 이수현을 추모하고 영화를 통해 팬이 된 이태성을 응원하기 위한 일본 추모객들이 대거 참석한다. 이태성과 함께 연예인 야구단인 플레이보이즈에 소속되어 있는 김승우, 주진모, 공형진, 이종혁 등 멤버들과 ‘사랑니’에 함께 출연했던 김정은과 뮤직비디오로 인연을 맺은 전혜빈 그리고 이준기, 지진희, 이정진 등의 연예인들도 참석한다. 의인 이수현 재단 관계자들 역시 참석을 예정하고 있다.

부산 시사회에는 주연배우인 이태성과 이수현의 부모인 이성대, 신윤찬 씨가 서울 시사회에는 여주인공인 일본 여배우 마키도 참석한다.

한편 ‘너를 잊지 않을 거야’는 2001년 겨울, 술에 취해 선로에 떨어진 일본인을 구하기 위해 달리는 지하철로 뛰어든 한국청년 이수현의 우리가 몰랐던 거짓말 같이 아름다운 감동실화로 10월 30일 개봉한다.

[매경인터넷 조은영 기자 helloey@mk.co.kr]

매일경제 기사전송 2008-10-25 11:31

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website : http://www.leesoohyun.co.kr/



Lee Soo Hyun, who died in 2001 at age of 26

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November 6, 2008

Imagining Life Behind Heroic Act

By Joon Soh

Contributing Writer


A scene from “26 Years Diary,” a film about the late South Korean student, Lee Su-hyun, who died while trying to save a drunk man on the tracks of the railways in Tokyo

In January 2001, a South Korean student named Lee Su-hyun was waiting for the subway in Tokyo when a Japanese man fell on the tracks. Lee and another Japanese man jumped onto the rails in an attempt to get him out of the way before an oncoming train reached the station. Sadly, they were unsuccessful and all three men were killed.

Lee's death made headlines in both Korea and Japan, and the 26-year-old's act of unselfishness struck a deep chord with people from both countries. His heroism resonated all the more given the long and bitter history between the two countries, and may have even made people in both nations reconsider their long-held prejudices and suspicions regarding their neighbors.

The Japanese film "26 Years Diary," which was released in Japan last year and is currently showing in Korea, is a cinematic tribute to the late Korean student. Rather than focusing on the final spontaneous act of heroism, the film presents the young man's life in Tokyo in the years prior to his death.

No one, however, would mistake "26 Years Diary" as being completely factual. Rather, the film is pure melodrama, the kind of sweet and sentimental story that is immensely popular in both Korea and Japan. And as with all melodramas, it needs a certain suspension of disbelief to be enjoyed.

The film begins in 1996, with Lee Su-hyun finishing his mandatory military service and returning home to the port city of Busan. A few years later, Su-hyun (played by actor Lee Tae-sung) decides to go study in Tokyo to pursue his interest in Japanese language and culture.

Once in Tokyo, his love of rock music draws him to Japan's thriving live music scene. While watching street performances, he meets and falls for Yuri, an aspiring Japanese singer with a powerful voice but a troubled family life. Yuri (played by J-pop singer Maki Onaga) is in constant conflict with her divorced father, a bitter man who owns a small run-down rock club.

The majority of the film revolves around Su-hyun and Yuri as their relationship grows from mutual curiosity to friendship and finally romance. Su-hyun becomes an anchor for Yuri, helping to get her music and family life in order, and providing her with the support and love she needs.

As may be expected, the film goes out of its way to cast Su-hyun in an idealized light. Athletic, popular and good with the guitar, Su-hyun is portrayed as an extremely well-adjusted young man with strong family values and a firm sense of morality; there are several scenes in which he steps in to help someone in trouble.

In addition, the movie carefully establishes Su-hyun's Korean identity with scenes of Korean-style family meals, ancestral rituals and traditional music performances. While perhaps providing a cultural context for Japanese moviegoers, these idealized moments also serve to show Su-hyun as being deeply rooted in tradition, a trait that his modernized Japanese friends sorely lack.

Indeed, there is an implied criticism of Japanese society in presenting Su-hyun in such a heroic and stereotypical fashion. Particularly in scenes that highlight Japanese prejudice towards Koreans, director Junji Hanado seems to accuse his country of losing touch with important moral and traditional values still upheld by fine Korean men such as Su-hyun.

In the end, "26 Years Diary" is a curious mixture of stereotypes, melodrama and social criticism that may disappoint those looking for an authentic portrait of Lee Su-hyun. But once such blurring of fact and fiction is overlooked, there is still much to enjoy about this heartfelt, if somewhat puzzling, tribute to a heroic young man.

In theaters. 108 minutes. All ages. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment.


Source: The Korea Times

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Wow, this movie is so powerful. Just watched it. Slow at the beginning, but emotional at the end. Too difficult to watch a second time.


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