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'Silmido' breaks box-office record

2004/02/02 | 125 views | Permalink | Source

The historical film "Silmido" has broken Korea's all-time movie attendance record, says the film's distributor.

Cinema Service reports that by Saturday almost 8.4 million moviegoers have flocked to see director Kang Woo-suk's hit film. It broke the previous record set in 2001 by Friend after only 39 days from its release.

"Silmido" tells the true story of a secret government plot to assassinate Kim Il-song, exploring larger issues of personal and national identity in South Korean society. The movie's popularity has sparked public interest in the largely untold events.

The film has been slated to break major box-office records ever since its strong opening on Christmas Eve, reaching the 7-million viewer mark in only 31 days.

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