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[Movie 2015] INSIDE MEN 내부자들 - Lee Byung Hun, Jo Seung Woo, Baek Yoon Sik

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October 31, 2015


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Actors Lee Byung-hun, Cho Seung-woo and Yoon Min-sik, together with movie director Woo Min-ho and webtoon artist Yoon Tae-ho, sat down with presenter Park Kyung-rim to introduce their upcoming crime-action flick “The Insiders.” 

The method actors explained their characters: Lee a violent gangster, Cho a corrupt prosecutor and Yoon a manipulative newsman. 
Yoon Tae-ho, the maker of the unfinished original tale, said that he initially had no intention of turning his cartoon into a movie, however, director Woo’s persistence pushed him to eventually give in. 

A prolific creator, Yoon’s previous cartoon, “Moss,” was adapted into a movie in 2010, while another work, “Misaeng,” was made into a hit TV drama in 2014.

“The Insiders” movie will change several details from the original cartoon. Cho’s prosecutor character is a vilified version of the original photojournalist, and Lee’s character is slimmed down while Yoon’s character has become more fashionable. The actors were confident to that viewers would not regret their trips to the theaters. 

“The Insiders” will hit cinemas nationwide on Nov. 19. 

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November 2, 2015

Lee Byung Hun, Cho Seung Woo and Baek Yoon Sik Gather for ′Inside Men′

CJ E&M enewsWorld Hea Jung Min

The cast of Inside Men gathered for a press screening, held at the Dongdaemun Megabox in Seoul on November 2. 


Lee Byung Hun looks handsome in a three-piece suit


Baek Yoon Sik also rocks a mean three-piece suit


Cho Seung Woo goes for a more casual look


The Inside Men emanate charisma


The cast and director get together for a photo

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min

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Published on November 2, 2015 by The Kyeonginilbo 경인일보

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November 3, 2015

Korean media liken Lee Byung-hun to Daniel Craig


Posters for 'Spectre' (left) and 'Inside Men' (Universal Pictures International Korea, Showbox)

A Korean tabloid compared homegrown movie star Lee Byung-hun to the current James Bond, Daniel Craig. 

The report likened Lee to a Korean Craig, connecting the two with colorful descriptions of the “muscular” and “sexy” action stars.

Lee, in “Inside Men,” performs the role of a vengeful gangster who falls from the top of his potential to an abysmal pit. He adopted a thick Southern dialect for the rough and disheveled man he is in the movie, with shrewdness in mapping out how to get back at those who deceived and betrayed him. 

“Spectre” will follow Craig’s James Bond in chasing the trail to his past that ends up leading him to face a sinister organization named Spectre, which was last seen in 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever.” 

The next James Bond movie “Spectre,” starring Craig, is set to launch Nov. 11, while crime-drama “Inside Men,” starring Lee Byung-hun, is slated for soon after on Nov. 19.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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November 4, 2015

'Inside Men' depicts world controlled by corrupt power elite

By Baek Byung-yeul The Korea Times


Posters of "Inside Men" drawn by the film version's original comic strip artist Yoon Tae-ho 
/ Courtesy of Showbox

When the news hit last year that superstar cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho's incomplete comic strip "Inside Men" would be brought to the big screen, movie fans expressed doubts over the completeness of the film version.

In response to the mounting worries, director Woo Min-ho completed the unfinished political thriller on the screen with three protagonists with strong personalities.

Woo's film version is slightly different from the original comics version that observes how society becomes ultimately corrupted by power through characters in the world of media, chaebol or family owned conglomerates, politics and political hoodlums.

Instead of featuring a freelancer photo journalist with a strong sense of social justice in the comics, Woo created a policeman-turned-prosecutor who sends shockwaves through "the establishment" that controls everything in the country to make the screen version the tale of man's desire to overcome challenges to realize social justice.


Lee Byung-hun, right, and Jo Seung-woo in a scene from "Inside Men" / Courtesy of Showbox

Actor Jo Seung-woo is featured as ambitious prosecutor Woo Jang-hoon. In investigating the business and political moguls, the prosecutor later temporarily joins hands with political henchman Ahn Sang-goo (played by Lee Byung-hun), who has been forsaken by the power elite.

The axis of evil in the film includes Lee Kang-hee (played by Baek Yoon-sik), a chief editorial writer at an influential conservative newspaper. With the power of the pen, Lee succeeds to elevate prosecutor-turned-lawmaker Jang Pil-woo (Lee Geung-young) to the position of a strong presidential candidate. But his dream to put the country under his control faces fierce opposition from the prosecutor.

While the first half of the movie concentrates on displaying how society has been corrupted and why the political henchman decides to take revenge on the power elite, the most absorbing part of the film begins in the later half as actors Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-hun coordinate the unique ensemble of the two characters in hostile and parallel relations.

As "Inside Men" is rated for adults only for its explicit scenes, it remains to be seen whether this cartoon-turned movie can appeal to adult audiences.

In Korean box office history, the top-grossing adults-only film was director Kwak Kyung-taek's 2001 gangster film "Friend," which garnered some 8.1 million viewers.

"Inside Men" will screen nationwide on Nov. 19.


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Published on November 4, 2015 by K STAR 한류스타 리포트 & 생방송 스타뉴스

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Short clip of greetings by LBH-JSW-BYS for Insiders

Published on November 4, 2015 by 20gyuri

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November 5, 2015

'Inside Men' demand prompts early release

Source: The Korea Times


New Korean crime movie "Inside Men" will open a day earlier than planned due to huge public demand.

The movie, based on the webtoon of the same name written by cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho, has been rescheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 18.

The movie has been highly anticipated because Yoon is the nation's star cartoonist who created webtoon "Misaeng" and whose TV series adaptation last year was hugely acclaimed.

The movie portrays a bloody battle between political henchman Ahn Sang-goo (Lee Byung-hun), a prosecutor who pretends to pursue justice and desires to reach the top, and an influential conservative newspaper editor blind for power.

Media reviews have branded the movie "a must-see crime thriller" thanks to the actors' excellent performances and an air-tight plot.


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Published on November 4, 2015 by SHOWBOX

'Inside Men' Characters Video

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November 7, 2015

'Inside Men' Lee Byung Hun & Jo Seung Woo on KBS2 Entertainment Relay

Source: Nate

Watch the daum clipHERE, (+ some captures) thanks to LBH DC fan-sharing.

Fun banter between LBH-JSW throughout the interview. 


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Looks like an English/international poster for 'Inside Men',

waiting for a better and clear poster to be released later.

Original image from Showbox Korea








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