By Lee Hyo-won
The movie has been the subject of much curiosity, particularly since Kim had mentioned it in his controversial self-portrait, "ARIRANG - Movie". The latter film recently won a coveted prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Poongsan" marks the film maverick's return to Korean cinema after a three-year hiatus since an actress almost died on the set of a movie he directed in 2008. The same year he also became involved in a legal dispute over a film he had produced.
"Poongsan" stars popular singer-turned-actor Yoon Kye-sang as a mysterious man that crosses the border between the two Koreas, to deliver anything from Seoul to Pyongyang within three hours. Things take a turn when he is challenged with the task of transporting a high-ranking official's lover, played by actress Kim Gyu-ri, taking refuge in the South.
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