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Eleven Keyeast actors participated in the KOREAN ACTORS 200 project.

Actors Jung Eun-chae, etc. were selected as representative actors of Korean movies.

"Korean Actors 200" is a project designed by the Korean Film Council, which supports Korean films and filmmakers' global expansion, to promote the value of Korean actors at home and abroad and expand the stage of Korean films. Participation in Korean films over the past decade has also selected 100 female and 100 male actors based on their winning records at domestic and foreign film festivals, and 11 Key East actors have been named to represent Korean films. 

 

Eleven Keyeast actors who participated in the project have achieved outstanding achievements in the Korean film industry by attracting 10 million viewers, winning awards at domestic and foreign film festivals, participating in global projects and working as the face of independent films.

 

Jung Eun-chae is aiming for the global market with APPLE TV+ 'Pachinko: ELEOS.' 

 

http://www.gukjenews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=2161542

 

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@CarolynH, @Lmangla thanks for including Pachinko in the thread spotlight! Hopefully this will incite more interest on the book and on the series :) 

 

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10 Portraits of Kim Min Ha, Opposite Lee Min Ho in Drama Pachinko

 

This year, many South Korean production houses are competing to make dramas with famous actors as the main characters. One of them is Pachinko which will be played by famous actor Lee Min Ho.

 

Apart from Lee Min Ho, other names, such as Anna Sawai and Kim Min Ha will also enliven the 8 episode drama. 

Although her face often appears as extras, you could say that Pachinko is an important project that will become a turning point in her career in the entertainment world .

 

Are you curious about  what kind of figure will debut with Lee Min Ho in this Hollywood production drama? Take a peek at a series of portraits below.

 

1. Kim Min Ha was born in September 1995. She started her career in 2016 through a mini series entitled Deux Yeoza: Season 2

 

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2. Her name then received public attention thanks to her charming acting in the film After Spring (2018) which tells about the Sewol ship tragedy

 

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3.Min Ha also appeared in the Netflix film Call (2020) and played a shopkeeper with disabilities because of the psychopath Oh Young Sook.

 

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4. In the drama Pachinko itself, Min Ha plays the role of young Sunja

 

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5. The character of Min Ha is considered suitable to portray the character Sunja who is tough and heroic

 

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6.Min Ha also turned out to be an extra in the 2017 School drama.

 

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7. Do you agree, don't you think her face reminds us of Seulgi Red Velvet?

 

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8. Min Ha looks cute at the age of 25 years.

 

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9. Apart from plunging into the world of acting, she has also spread her wings to the world of modeling

 

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10. You can enjoy her latest acting in the film Killer Swell: Our Space , with Oh Dong Min

 

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https://www.idntimes.com/hype/entertainment/tian-9/10-potret-kim-minha-c1c2/10

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According to Beyond_MinoBoiz_ICE's latest Weibo post, there were 2 new casts in Pachinko through their own announcements.
1. Kerry Kunppe.
   She will portray Mrs. Holmes who is not found in the novel.

2. Martin Martinez.

    Didn't mention which character he will play.

And the following are those who were revealed in CN already.

1. Jung Eun-Chae
2. Kaho Minami

3. Anna Sawai

4. Noh Sang-hyun

 

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Prior to the release of ‘Minari’ that day, Yoon Yeo-jung, who appeared in the role of her grandmother Sunja, greeted her with a video that was recorded in Vancouver, Canada. Yoon Yeo-jeong is currently in Canada to direct the Apple TV Plus drama “Pachinko”.

 

Yoon Yeo-jung greeted “I’m quarantined in Vancouver”...

 

https://newsbeezer.com/koreaeng/n현장-the-miracle-of-ye-ri-yun-and-ye-ri-han-buttercup-shaken-by-the-usa-published-in-korea-gen

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'Pachinko': Will Lee Min-ho's Koh Hansu be a romantic? What K-dramas get wrong about toxic relationships

 

The impact of toxic relationships portrayed in Korean television is often downplayed on the society

 

By Neetha K
Published on : 21:20 PST, Feb 18, 2021
   
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Lee Min-ho in 'The King: Eternal Monarch' (SBS/Netflix)

 

Spoilers for 'Pachinko' (the novel)

 

One of the most anticipated Korean dramas of 2021 is 'Pachinko', the first Korean drama from Apple TV+, adapted from Min Jin Lee's bestselling novel of the same name. 'Pachinko' is highly anticipated for many reasons, not least of which is that Hallyu star Lee Min-ho will star as one of the central characters, Koh Hansu.

Lee Min-ho is known for his romantic lead roles, the most recent being his role in SBS's 'The King: Eternal Monarch', which aired internationally on Netflix. Min-ho is often seen as to go-to choice for romantic heroes, and the teaser for his character in 'Pachinko' suggests the same. The press release states that Lee Min-ho will play Hansu, an enigmatic outsider and merchant with ties to organized crime, who embarks on an illicit romance with far-reaching consequences. In another article, Hansu's relationship with Sunja is termed "forbidden".

 

Is Koh Hansu a romantic character?

 

There is just one problem with that — characterizing Hansu's "romance" with Sunja as forbidden and illicit, already romanticizes this relationship, which would be termed illegal if it took place in this day and age. It also indicates that Min-ho's presence in the role of Hansu would only serve to romanticize him further. In the book, Sunja is just 16 years old when she meets Hansu, who is in his early 30s.

Lee Min-Ho attends a press conference for a commercial event on September 11, 2014, in Taipei, Taiwan (Getty Images)

Hansu seduces Sunja and starts sleeping with her — a passage in the book that leaves the reader uncomfortable because it is clear that Sunja is mentally younger than her physical age. When Sunja becomes pregnant, he tells her he is already married and has a wife and kids in Japan. He offers her the choice to live as his mistress, which Sunja rejects. She later marries Isak, a priest, and moves to Japan with him.

Now here's the next part that is troubling — in publicizing Min-ho's character, Hansu is portrayed as someone who "uses his massive influence to keep Sunja as well as her family safe and well." In less romanticized words — Hansu uses his position in the Yakuza to manipulate Sunja and her family's circumstances, with the disillusionment that he is protecting her, but in fact, just harming her further.

 

What K-dramas get wrong about toxic relationships

 

The romanticization of manipulation and abuse is not new in Korean dramas — and it is certainly not new for characters played by Lee Min-ho. The actor's roles in both 'The Heirs' and 'Boys Over Flowers' are those of rich boys, often indifferent to others, and are bullies. These characters both fall in love with poor girls, who inevitably change them for the better. Min-ho's character in 'Boys Over Flowers' is a bully to an extent where his torment causes another character to attempt suicide.

In 'The Heirs', Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) and Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye) fall in love, despite Kim Tan being engaged to Rachel Yoo (Kim Ji-won) — another toxic relationship entirely. Many actions of Kim Tan left a lot to be desired — for instance, when he tells Cha Eun-sung that he would invade her privacy because he likes her.

But this romanticization is not exclusive to Lee Min-ho characters. There are a shocking number of Korean dramas that normalize abuse, including 'Playful Kiss', 'Secret', 'Cheese in the Trap' and 'Secret Garden', among others. According to Beyond Hallu, the main reason for this could be "convenience." The author writes, " A Korean drama must keep the main couple apart or at least in an on/off relationship throughout the series in order to prolong the plot. If the couple got together happily in Episode 3 with no obstacles, what would be left to say? Having an ice-cold and cruel male lead prolongs the 'warming', and leads to better emotional payoff when they are finally united at the end."

The author goes on to explain why this is dangerous. The trope of a "good girl" changing a "bad boy", aka her abuser, is prominent and transmits a dangerous message to audiences who include impressionable young People...

 

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Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye in 'The Heirs' (SBS)

 

In every one of these dramas, the toxicity is brushed off. There is a "happily-ever-after" and the drama ends. But the impact of these dramas on a society that is often called out for its misogyny, is downplayed.

 

This brings us back to 'Pachinko'. The Apple TV+ series is being made for a global audience, and so, the tropes often present in Korean dramas may not make their appearance. Nevertheless, we're yet to find out if whether the series will actually show Koh Hansu to be the narcissistic, manipulative character that he is or if Lee Min-ho, in the role, would make the writers change the narrative to show the 'good guy' character he tends to maintain in his projects.

 

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https://meaww.com/pachinko-lee-min-ho-koh-hansu-romantic-korean-drama-toxic-relationships-abuse-manipulative

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The industry expects Apple to officially serve South Korea later this year. It is expected that "Pachinko" will be released in the second half of this year or early next year, and if it is officially serviced in South Korea, it may be adjusted to the release schedule.

 

 

 

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tv +: Apple Reveals 14 New & Recurring TV Series For 2021

 

On Friday night, on the occasion of the Television Critics Association's annual winter press tour, Apple unveiled some exciting Apple TV + programs for the new year. 14 new series and seasons of series were announced, all of which were already known in their own right, but for most of them there is no specific release date.

 

Stefan Rechsteiner

Monday, 22 February 2021

 

According to Apple, the science fiction series The Foundation will air in fall 2021. Last summer, Apple released the first teaser for "Foundation." Along with Bunch of Brothers and Pacific, follow-up folders of Masters in the Air by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Getzman are scheduled for Apple TV +, Shantaram, Korean drama Pachinko series with a plot of epic proportions "And the fantastic series" Invasion "based on HG Wells" War of the Worlds "" The Foundation "should be one of the most anticipated Apple TV Plus projects.

 

Translation from German google

 

https://www.macprime.ch/a/news/apple-tv-plus-vorschau-apple-zeigt-14-neue-und-wiederkehrende-serien-fuer-2021

 

 

 

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Interview with Youn Yuh Jung I'm leaving for Canada soon to shoot pachinko. I will pack all the luggage directly. It's from the end of January to March, so there is a lot of it.
The time has come for talented Asians to dive into American content and change history.

 

 

 

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The story of Yoon Yo-jung, a stylish grandmother.

 

I'm leaving for Canada soon to shoot a drama based on the novel "Pachinko." It is a work that depicts the joys and sorrows of Korean-Japanese compatriots by Lee Min-jin, a Korean-American writer.

 

How much did you pack? I did take out this and that. I pack everything myself. It's quite a lot since it's from the end of January to March.

You have to self-isolate yourself. I didn't know self-isolation was that hard. Oh, and you can't talk about dramas. I don't know how thorough they are.

 

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http://www.vogue.co.kr/2021/02/22/멋쟁이-할머니-미나리-윤여정의-이야기/?utm_source=naver&utm_medium=partnership

 

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