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Jo In-sung donated 800 million won in the past 10 years to Asan Medical Center in Seoul - Spreading good influence

 

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According to Asan Medical Center in Seoul on the 13th, actor Jo In-sung has continued to donate for pediatric and adolescent patients at the hospital for the past 10 years. Since donating 50 million won to Asan Medical Center in Seoul in the winter of 2011, he has donated 50 million won in 2012 and 100 million won every year from 2013 to 2019 to a total of 800 million won of support.


Jo In-sung's warm sponsorship activities had a good influence on celebrities around him, and his close colleagues also began donating to Asan Medical Center in Seoul to support financially challenged patients. 

After Jo In-sung, the first celebrity to express his intention to donate was actor Lee Kwang-soo, who is well known for his close relationship with Jo In-sung. Lee Kwang-soo has continued his sponsorship every year since he started sponsoring in 2015. Actor Kim Woo-bin also made a connection with Asan Medical Center in Seoul at Jo In-sung's recommendation. Kim Woo-bin and his colleague Shin Min-ah have joined the sponsorship since 2018.

 

Jo In-sung's good influence also reached actors Cha Tae-hyun and Nam Joo-hyuk. Cha Tae-hyun, who is usually close to Jo In-sung and recently starred together on tvN's "Unexpected Business," and Nam Joo-hyuk, who starred together in the movie "The Great Battle," have been steadily sponsoring since 2018. Park Kyung-rim, a broadcaster who has been close to Jo In-sung since his appearance on MBC's "New Nonstop," also participated in the sponsorship in 2019.

 

So far, seven celebrities, including Jo In-sung, have donated a total of 1.62 billion won, which has been used for 217 patients who are struggling with treatment due to financial burdens. Patients with severe and rare incurable diseases, such as newborns suffering from pulmonary hypertension and dyspnea syndrome, 5-year-old boys who need chemotherapy for acute lymphocyte leukemia, and 18-year-old boys who need surgery for congenital nasal deformity and cleft lip, will be relieved of the cost of treatment.

 

Asan Medical Center, the first general hospital in Korea to launch the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Committee, has made various efforts to fulfill its social responsibility.

It has also provided a total of 275.3 billion won to promote the development and welfare of our society, including social welfare support projects, scholarships for low-income college students, academic research projects to support social development.

 

https://jhealthmedia.joins.com/article/article_view.asp?pno=24070

 

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Jo In-sung Describes Himself To a Kid

 

Such great wisdom from a seasoned actor like him. It's a bit sad to hear him say that he forgot how to have fun being an actor since he's been doing it for so long, and now that he's a pro and at his age, he is expected and is trying to be good. :tears: But then he also mentioned that he has his friends who understand and protect him. And hope Harang does have that, too, for himself. Aww, we can't help but admire the great Jo In Sung. :heart:    

 

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Well Go USA Entertainment Acquires North American Rights To Korean Film ‘Escape From Mogadishu’

 

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International and indie film distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Korean film Escape From Mogadishu. It will open in theaters in the U.S. and Canada August 6 following a July 28 release in Korea.

 

The film is based on true events and chronicles the harrowing experience of bitterly opposed North and South Korean diplomats trapped in the city of Mogadishu at the advent of the Somalian civil war in 1991. The dramatic years-long conflict, which exploded following the rebel-led ouster of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, was introduced to American audiences through blockbuster film Black Hawk Down, which picks up the narrative in war-torn Mogadishu in 1993.

“The film portrays this almost unfathomable event that throws the horrors of war into sharp relief,” said Well Go CEO Doris Pfardrescher. She noted the production team’s careful study of surviving embassy records and historical accounts to create the most realistic possible depiction.

 

Escape From Mogadishu was directed by Ryoo Seung-wan (The Berlin File, Veteran) and features Kim Yoon-seok (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea), Huh Joon-ho (Kingdom, Illang: The Wolf Brigade), Zo In-sung (The Classic, The Great Battle), Koo Kyo-hwan (Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, Netflix’s Kingdom: Ashin of the North), Jeong Man-sik (The Swordsman, Rampant) and Kim So-jin (The Spy Gone North, The King).

 

“We tried to depict the extreme tension lived by these isolated people during the civil war of Somalia,” said Hye-jung Kang, a producer with Filmmakers R&K. “We hope North American audiences will also have a most vivid and immersive movie-going experience, the kind that comes from viewing these extreme situations in theaters.”

 

The deal was negotiated between Lotte Entertainment and Pfardrescher on behalf of Well Go USA Entertainment.

 

https://deadline.com/2021/07/well-go-usa-entertainment-north-american-right-korean-film-escape-from-mogadishu-1234792104/amp/

 

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Mogadishu Behind the Scenes, Actor Edition

 

 

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Mnet's "TMI NEWS," which aired on 14th, caught the attention of viewers by revealing celebrities who live in the top 1% of homes in South Korea.

 

Third place was Jo In-sung, who chose Jamsil Super Luxurious Officetel S Residence. Located on the 42nd to 71st floors of L Tower, Korea's tallest building, S Residence provides a six-star hotel service and all of the kitchens are set up with only the best products.

 

The purchase price in 2017 is about 4.5 billion won, and the recent trading price is about 9.2324 billion won. Meanwhile, Jo In-sung has made headlines for buying two houses for his family.

 

https://www.hankookilbo.com/News/Read/A2021071508330005779?did=NA

 

 

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NYAFF 2021: OPENING NIGHT FILM, ADDITIONAL TITLES REVEALED

 

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Ryoo Seung-wan’s action thriller ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU has been announced as the opening night film for the 2021 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). It joins over 60 previously announced and new films that will screen at the hybrid festival — both virtually and in person — between 6 and 22 August 2021.

 

The film will arrive fresh from opening in its native South Korea in late July. Set in war-torn Somalia in 1991, it depicts the perilous escape attempted by North and South Korean embassy workers who were stranded during the conflict. Veteran director Ryoo, who we last saw in a similar historical action-thriller with The Battleship Island (2017), brings stars Kim Yoon-seok, Jo In-sung, Heo Joon-ho and Kim So-jin to his cast.

 

A complete list of new additions are below. You can find more on the official NYAFF website and all of our past and future coverage right here.

 

OPENING FILM

— Escape from Mogadishu | dir. Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korea 2021 | International Premiere.

 

https://thereelbits.com/2021/07/17/nyaff-2021-opening-night-film-additional-films-revealed/

 

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Ryu Seung-wan's new film "Escape from Mogadishu" will be shown in ScreenX, 4DX, 4DX on July 28th

 

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The movie "Escape from Mogadishu" (director Ryu Seung-wan) is confirmed to be released in ScreenX, 4 DX, 4DX Screen and Lotte Cinema's Super 4D and Dolby Atmos formats.

 

https://gametoc.hankyung.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=61780

 

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‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Starring Jo In Sung and Kim Yoon Seok Unveils its First Behind-The-Scenes Video

 

The new forthcoming K-Movie "Escape from Mogadishu," which is scheduled to premiere on July 28, has unveiled its first behind-the-scenes video.

Lotte Entertainment Drops Short Documentary Film Format BTS of the Movie Escape from Mogadishu

The action-suspense film "Escape from Mogadishu" is based on real events and is set during the Somali Civil War that occurred in 1991. The story depicts the details of dangerous escape attempts made by the isolated people who were stuck during the war.

 

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Film distributor Lotte Entertainment generously shared on their official YouTube channel the behind the lens video of the much-awaited Korean movie "Escape from Mogadishu." It has been said that the video have three parts in the format of three short documentary films.

 

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"Motive" is the title of the first part, where it will directly show what the story concept of the film is all about. Second is the "Mogadishu," a video that covers all the filming locations used in the movie. And lastly, the third part will give a sneak peek of all the casts and their teamwork on and off the camera.

 

Spoilers and Sneak Peek to the Production of Escape from Mogadishu

For the first part "Motive" the casts look back on their experiences while filming the project and discuss their first impressions upon the first day they've met during the script reading. Actor Koo Gyu Hwan shared that he can't wait to watch the movie. Meanwhile, brilliant actor Kim Yoon Seok remarked, "Escape from Mogadishu is a film that has it all, from the characters, goals, to spell-binding scenes. Each of these play a very crucial role in the movie."

 

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In the second series of the documentary, "Mogadishu," the clips share how a significant part of filming took place in Morocco. The video also involves their four months filming journey in Essaouira. And for the last part, "Actors" includes the ensemble of casts and the artists who just worked together for the first time.

 

"Escape from Mogadishu" cast is composed of Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Jun Ho, Jeong Man Sik, Kim Jae Hwa, "My Roommate is a Gumiho" star Park Kyung Hye, and Koo Gyo Hwan.

 

The cast also had their first press conference ahead of the movie's release, where they answered various questions from the press and gave some spoilers on what to look forward to in the "Escape from Mogadishu."

The new exciting K-Movie is about to hit the cinemas this coming July 28.

 

Watch the Behind-the-Scene Video Here!

 

 

https://www.kdramastars.com/articles/121223/20210717/escape-mogadishu-starring-jo-sung-kim-yoon-seok-unveils-first.htm

 

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Most Anticipated Films of 2021 Push Through Despite Corona Scare

 

One way to relieve stress and anxiety brought by the pandemic is to binge-watch movies of all kinds. But the resurgence of the life-threatening coronavirus taunts the release of some of the most-awaited films of 2021.

 

"Escape From Mogadishu," "The Cursed: Again," and More Push Forward

 

This summer, the peak season for movie-goers, the coronavirus threat resurfaced in the theaters, taunting the release of this year's most anticipated films.

 

Four of the most-awaited films and biggest production are about to be released this summer. Over social media and networking sites, viewers can't stop talking about these movie releases. 

 

"Escape From Mogadishu" (also known as Mogadishu), made by Ryu Seung Kwan, is an action-filled drama film, starring Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, and Heo Jun Ho.

 

During its pre-production, the sudden reemergence of the virus put the preparations in hot water.

However, some films that were slated to air last year and got delayed didn't postpone the release of the films any longer. Despite the corona scare, four of the biggest Korean films decided to release one by one, film after film. 

 

The production team, as well as the stars, see to it that they will release their masterpieces safely, with pride, excitement, and anticipation.

 

https://www.kdramastars.com/articles/121222/20210717/anticipated-films-2021-push-through-despite-corona-scare.htm

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"Mogadishu" Jo In-sung "Kim Yoon-seok, Breakthrough in My Acting Life" Fresh Chemistry

 

Kim Yoon-seok and Jo In-sung will release fresh chemistry in the movie "Mogadishu."

"Mogadishu" is a 1991 film about the escape of people stranded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

 
In "Mogadishu," Kim Yoon-seok and Jo In-sung will meet for the first time in their acting lives of more than 20 years and open a new chemistry that they have never seen before. Kim Yoon-seok will be ambassador to the South Korean Embassy in Somalia, and Jo In-sung becomes a disaster officer and unleash both tension and strong camaraderie. Kim Yun-seok said, "I feel like a colleague regardless of senior and junior," and Jo In-sung said, "I am an actor who will be in a turning point in my acting life." You can also feel strong trust in each other in various broadcast interviews and contents released earlier.

 

The released combination stills show the unique interaction of the two. Kang Dae-jin, played by Jo In-sung, is a former member of the National Security Agency and does not lose his composure while protecting embassy employees, and also uses a brilliant base in crisis situations. The performance of the two actors, who played these two characters flexibly, is expected to be an indispensable attraction and word of mouth for "Mogadishu."

 

http://www.joynews24.com/view/1386459

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K-Drama Actors Who Own Fancy and Expensive Houses

 

Aside from being excellent actors in their field, these Korean celebrities are also known as the top paid K-drama actors and own extravagant houses in Korea.

In the latest episode of MNET's TMI News, the program named and showed the celebrities who are owners of luxury properties.

 

Jo In Sung

 

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Another top celebrity made it to the list, "Escape from Mogadishu" actor Jo In Sung has a luxurious officetel in Jamsil. S Residence and located in the tallest building in Korea. His place also provides 6-star hotel service. Plus, the kitchen is installed with only the finest and authentic products. Recently Jo In Sung also bought a property for his family.

 

https://www.kdramastars.com/articles/121241/20210719/k-drama-actors-who-fancy-expensive-houses.htm

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EVENT: Celebrity Sightings

 

Have you met your favorite oppa? What was he like? Was he taller than you expected? :love:

Or do you want to meet him? What would the meeting be like?

 

Share your stories with chingus on the Celebrity Sightings thread.

 

We want to read your gossip!

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"I wanted to work with director Ryu Seung-wan, Kim Yoon-seok and Huh Joon-ho."

"Mogadishu" Jo In-sung revealed the reason for his appearance.

 

On the afternoon of the 22nd, a preview of the movie "Mogadishu" and an online press conference were held at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul. Director Ryu Seung-wan and actor Kim Yoon-seok, Jo In-sung, Heo Joon-ho, Koo Exchange Kim So-jin, Jung Man-sik, Kim Jae-hwa and Park Kyung-hye participated.

 

Jo In-sung said, "I started with a simple heart. Since director Ryu Seung-wan, Kim Yoon-seok, and Heo Joon-ho are working together, I wanted to work with them even in a small role."

 

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https://www.mk.co.kr/star/movies/view/2021/07/707067/

 

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Jo In-sung, who watched the completed film for the first time, said, "I waited for this day for a long time. Today, I think the sense of immersion in the second half was very good."

 

"Every scene of the movie reminds me of a lot of the filming scene. I think this movie will be more memorable," he said, recalling the four-month Moroccan filming.

 

https://ent.sbs.co.kr/news/article.do?article_id=E10010233380&plink=ORI&cooper=NAVER#read

 

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9 K-Drama Couples That Have Healthy Relationships

 

It can be surprisingly hard to find a good depiction of a healthy relationship in a K-drama. Although the feelings might be genuine, having a strong foundation, healthy courtship, and maintaining a solid relationship is actually not common in the fictitious K-dramaland. Although we’ve visited this topic in the past (see this feature here), here are some more main K-drama couples that have pretty healthy and solid relationships.

 

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!

 

 

7. Jang Jae Yeol and Ji Hae Soo in “It’s Okay, That’s Love”

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In “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” Jo In Sung stars as the megastar writer Jang Jae Yeol, who meets Ji Hae Soo, played by Gong Hyo Jin. They develop a strong distaste for each other, but when Hae Soo discovers that the owner of the house she’s renting and living in belongs to Jae Yeol, she must make amends with him and put up with his arrogant ways. Despite their hate for each other, they discover that they’re a lot alike and this becomes a breaking point in their relationship. From here stems a beautiful romantic relationship.

 

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What makes the OTP in this series so healthy and admirable is the fact that Jae Yeol and Hae Soo develop feelings for each other very naturally. They get to know each other, and although they are a bit annoyed with each other to start, they begin to understand and sympathize the other person. Their relationship is about leaning on each other and helping them become a better form of themselves. Even with Jae Yeol’s traumatic history and baggage, Hae Soo is able to be there for him and be that person to help him through it. It’s a beautiful romance that many can respect.

 

Watch “It’s Okay, That’s Love”:

 

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All 8,000 tickets for 'Escape from Mogadishu' sold out in 40 minutes.

 

The movie "Escape from Mogadishu," which is about to be released later this month, is drawing keen attention from prospective audiences. As soon as the reservation event was held, tickets were sold out in less than an hour.

 

On the afternoon of the 21st, a reservation event for "Escape from Mogadishu" was held through Lotte Cinema's official website.

 

According to the distributor, a total of 8,000 tickets for "Escape from Mogadishu" were sold out in 40 minutes.

The flux of numerous reservations even caused a temporary downtime to the server.

 

An official from Lotte said on the same day, "We are planning to hold an encore event because the audience is responding well to this event." 

 

"Escape from Mogadishu" is scheduled to be released in theaters on the 28th.

 

http://osen.mt.co.kr/article/G1111622581

 

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Movie star Jo In-sung, honest drunk talk with Mogadishu.

 

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Burger Hyung - Jo In-sung: "Recent worries? Not the same body."    

 

Actor Jo In-sung recently talked about his concerns.

Actor Jo In-sung appeared on the YouTube channel 'Burger Hyung' on the 23rd and confessed his true feelings.

 

On this day, Jo In-sung met with 'Burger Hyung' Park Hyo-joon, who is close to him, and talked about his recent situation.

 

Among them, Park Hyo-joon asked, "Do you have any worries recently?" and Jo In-sung replied, "Of course. In reality, I have concerns about the release of 'Escape from Mogadishu'. Also, I have a lot of concerns about my body because there are upcoming filming schedules for 'Smuggling' and 'Moving'.

 

Jo In-sung said, "I'm rehabilitating a lot, but I wonder if my body can withstand it as much as it used to. I'm a bit like an athlete. Sometimes I know instinctively that I'm not moving as much as I used to. So these days, I go to the hospital and work hard on rehabilitation. I want to lift my body up as much as before, so I can hold out in the field. My biggest concern is how much my body can go up.".

 

http://tvdaily.asiae.co.kr/read.php3?aid=16270180981598224019

 

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Zo In Sung Shares that He Stays Away from Lee Kwang Soo These Days

 

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Actor Zo In Sung shared that he thinks his good friend actor Lee Kwang Soo is his rival. 

On July 23, Zo In Sung featured in actor Park Hyo-jun's YouTube video. 

While having a conversation over a drink and barbecue, Lee Kwang Soo happened to call Zo In Sung.  Zo In Sung picked up his call and said, "You know Park Hyo-jun, right? I'm filming for his YouTube right now. I'll call you later." 

 

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Then, Park Hyo-jun quickly asked Lee Kwang Soo, "Can you come on my YouTube in the future, Kwang Soo?" 

After hanging up on Lee Kwang Soo, Zo In Sung playfully said to Park Hyo-jun, "No, he's busy. Am I not enough for you, hyung?" 

The actor continued, "I'm a little sensitive about Lee Kwang Soo right now, because I take him as my rival these days." 

He went on, "He's trying to come into 'the good-looking actor category'. I believe there is something wrong with the mirror in his house though."  He jokingly added, "Anyway, that's why I'm kind of avoiding him at the moment. I don't even eat together with him anymore." 

 

https://news.sbs.co.kr/sbsstar/endPage.do?news_id=N1006403399

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https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2021/07/689_312666.html
'Escape from Mogadishu' reenacts heart-warming story of North and South Koreans


By Lee Gyu-lee | 2021-07-23


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Actors Koo Kyo-hwan, from left, Zo In-sung, Kim Yun-seok, and Huh Joon-ho pose for pictures during a media conference to promote the film "Escape from Mogadishu," held in Lotte World Tower, Songpa-gu, eastern Seoul, Thursday. Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment


It is widely known that the ongoing Somali Civil War started in 1991 with an uprising by the clan-based armed opposition group, or the United Somali Congress (USC), against a military junta led by Siad Barre. 


However, the upcoming film, "Escape from Mogadishu," intends to shine the spotlight on the dramatic true story of South and North Korean diplomats coming together to flee the chaos in Somalia during that time. 


"When I read the script for this film, I thought it would be a wild and bold challenge (to make it into a film). I wondered how director Ryoo Seung-wan would make it possible. But if it can be made possible, I thought I should be part of it and took the role placing my faith in the director," actor Kim Yun-seok, who plays the South Korean ambassador, said during a media conference for the film, held in Lotte World Tower, Songpa-gu, eastern Seoul, Thursday. 


Set in the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu, the film starts by describing the background story of South Korean diplomats ― ambassador Han Shin-sung (Kim) and counselor Kang Dae-jin (Zo In-sung) ― and their antagonistic relationship with the North Korean diplomats ― ambassador (Huh Joon-ho) and counselor (Koo Kyo-hwan). 


The two diplomats were stationed there on a diplomatic mission to convince the Somali government to back its membership in the United Nations in 1991.


However, when the opposition group took over the city, calling for a city-wide evacuation of residing embassies, the two ambassadors form an unlikely alliance to make it out of the country alive. 


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A scene from the film "Escape from Mogadishu" / Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment


"'Escape from Mogadish' is a perfect movie to watch in summer. It's a movie that we can proudly present to audiences," Kim said, sharing his feelings after screening the movie. "The film is full of energy. I didn't realize how dynamic the story will unfold when I actually filmed it, but I was immersed in it from the beginning to the end."


The action blockbuster takes audiences on a 121-minute long ride through convulsive threats and attacks amid the civil war, and the North and South Koreans' heart-racing escape for survival. 


Director Ryoo, who has extensive experience in leading tent poles like "The Berlin File" (2013) and "The Battleship Island" (2017), said the key goal during the production was to create a safe environment. 


"My philosophy is that you get the best scenes when you have the safest environment for filming," he said. "Filming overseas for four months is not easy. One of my main priorities was to set up ways for the crew and cast members to complete the production without getting injured ― both physically and mentally."


Along with the fast-paced action sequences, the film also portrays people from two divided countries establishing a sense of companionship by going through a life-or-death mission. 


"The film is set in an isolated place with the civil war at its peak. So I needed to recreate the tension, fear, and desperation people felt under that situation," he said. "When you shoot such large-scale films like this, you might steer away from focusing on the characters along with the flashy action sequences. So I tried to not lose my grip and to bring out the sentimental side of the story."


Zo recalled the time he stayed with the cast members for months in Morocco, before the pandemic, to film the movie. "I have been working on projects in which I was usually the sole lead. So I took this role because I wanted to be part of something that I can work together with veteran actors in," he said. "When I screened the movie, it reminded me of the time we basically lived there together. So this film comes to me as extra special." 


"Escape from Mogadishu" is set to hit theaters on July 28.

 

 

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(Movie Review) 'Mogadishu,' subtle mix of inter-Korean relationship, dynamic action


By Kim Boram | July 23, 2021


SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- In the late 1980s, Africa was a big diplomatic battleground between South and North Korea.


While the world was divided into two groups of capitalism and communism, the African continent with about 50 nations, known as the third world, was considered to have the casting vote at a United Nations General Assembly.


The upcoming local action movie "Escape from Mogadishu," based on a true story, is set in the African country of Somalia at the end of 1990, when the two Koreas were competing for membership in the United Nations.


There, diplomats from the two Koreas make desperate efforts to ask the Somali government to vote for their own countries on a possible General Assembly ballot for new members.


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This image provided by Lotte Entertainment shows a scene from "Escape from Mogadishu." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


South Korean Ambassador Han Shin-sung (Kim Yun-seok) is in high spirits on his way to a long-awaited meeting with the Somali president. He anticipates a promotion after returning to Seoul as he is confident of winning Somalia over South Korea's side and help his country join the UN.


But his dream is shattered by a sudden armed robbery attack. His request to meet the president is refused because he arrives at the presidential office too late.


At that time, he catches a glimpse of North Korean Ambassador Lim Yong-su (Huh Joon-ho), who is talking with the Somali president. North Korea, which has maintained close relationships with Africa for decades, is always ahead of its South rival thanks to its superior intelligent network.


With the cat-and-mouse diplomatic competition between the two sides escalating further, the fate of the Somali government becomes unclear as a rebellion breaks out in the capital city and the entire communications network is cut off.

 

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This image provided by Lotte Entertainment shows a scene from "Escape from Mogadishu." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


While rioters attack the North Korea Embassy in protest against the Somali government, Lim abandons his mission and asks for help in the state of emergency to the South Korean Embassy, which is guarded by armed police, as a last resort.


Upon advice by spy agent Kang Dae-jin (Jo In-sung) to persuade the stranded North Koreans to defect to the South, Han reluctantly accepts the North Korean people and lets them stay together at the mission.


Their unexpectedly sudden co-habitation is not as nice and simple as occasional quarrels and fights break out between officials from both sides.


But they have to end their altercations as the Somali police leave the South Korean mission, which is now exposed to the armed insurgents and falls into grave danger.


From this point on, South and North Korean people forget their nationality and ideology, and think of the same goal: run for their life and get to the Italian Embassy, where they can catch a rescue plane.

 

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This image provided by Lotte Entertainment shows a scene from "Escape from Mogadishu." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


The climax of "Mogadishu" starts here as four cars bulletproofed with books and sandbags fly down the war-torn streets of Mogadishu under a storm of bullets.


The deafening sound of heavy-caliber gunfire, car crashes and tire skids echoing throughout the downtown creates a tense and violent atmosphere as if life and death of the two Koreas is at stake there.


Director Ryoo Seung-wan, who gained popularity for his kinetic and intense action films like "The Unjust" (2010) and "The Berlin File" (2013), exerts his ability again to build up emotional tensions among characters and feature dynamic action scenes in 121 minutes.


The ensemble of the cast led by veteran actors Kim Yun-seok and Huh Joon-ho helps the story look more realistic, as their humorous dialogues does not seem awkward in the life-or-death situation and in the tragedy of the civil war.


The unexpected cooperation between South and North Koreans in a third country might be a corny and formulaic plot often seen in many Korean movies.


But director Ryoo does not fall into the melodramatic conclusion where the protagonists become close friends but have to say a tearful goodbye in the end. He keeps a moderate distance from an emotional approach to the inter-Korean relationships.


"Escape from Mogadishu" will hit local screens Wednesday, with special versions like IMAX and 4-D also available.

 

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This image provided by Lotte Entertainment shows a poster of "Escape from Mogadishu." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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On 7/23/2021 at 10:14 AM, syntyche said:

All 8,000 tickets for 'Escape from Mogadishu' sold out in 40 minutes.

 

The movie "Escape from Mogadishu," which is about to be released later this month, is drawing keen attention from prospective audiences. As soon as the reservation event was held, tickets were sold out in less than an hour.

 

On the afternoon of the 21st, a reservation event for "Escape from Mogadishu" was held through Lotte Cinema's official website.

 

According to the distributor, a total of 8,000 tickets for "Escape from Mogadishu" were sold out in 40 minutes.

The flux of numerous reservations even caused a temporary downtime to the server.

 

An official from Lotte said on the same day, "We are planning to hold an encore event because the audience is responding well to this event." 

 

"Escape from Mogadishu" is scheduled to be released in theaters on the 28th.

 

http://osen.mt.co.kr/article/G1111622581

 

 

 

 

@syntyche, thanks for sharing this. Also, thanks for sharing the presscon pictures, which was held some days ago. The major event was attended by nearly all of the leading and supporting cast, as well as the director Ryoo Seung-hwan. Looking forward to July 28. He appears in the movie after many years. This must be good why he prompted to sign on for the project.  :kaching1:

 

 

 

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'Escape from Mogadishu' Kim Yun-seok " Simple Jo In-sung, we get along well even if we don't force ourselves to do anything" 


Actor Kim Yoon-seok praised Jo In-sung for joining "Escape from Mogadishu.".
In an interview with the movie "Escape from Mogadishu" (director Ryu Seung-wan), which took place online on the morning of the 26th, Kim Yoon-seok told various stories related to the movie.

 

Kim Yoon-seok, who played Korean Ambassador to Somalia Han Shin-sung in "Escape from Mogadishu," mentioned Jo In-sung, who played the role of counselor Kang Dae-jin, saying, "Jo In-sung and I met as actors in this movie, but I also want us to meet outside work."

 

He added, "Even though he was younger than me, he had great control and rational simplicity. They all seem to be reflected in his acting. That's why his acting is more reliable. Even though we weren't forced to do something, we worked very well together."

 

"Escape from Mogadishu" which will be released on the 28th, depicts the escape of people trapped in the civil war in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in 1991.

 

https://sports.chosun.com/news/ntype.htm?id=202107270100200200012873&servicedate=20210726

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