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KWAK Gyeong-taek Explores Love

2007/09/19 | 315 views | Permalink | Source

Director Kwak Gyeong-taek returns with "a LOVE", a dramatic love story about unrequited love. KWAK previously concentrated on masculinity in often violent settings. Joo Jin-mo plays the protagonist whose great love for Park Si-yeon's character leads him to break the law for her. When he returns, she is in a relationship with another man.

KWAK helmed "Friend", one of Korea's most successful films. "Friend" portrayed a group of friends with at the heart of the group two boys who turn to a life of crime in different criminal organizations, ending in an unavoidable confrontation between the two youth friends. Yoo Oh-sung and Jang Dong-gun played the lead roles. JANG and KWAK also worked together on "Typhoon", about a North Korean pirate threatening to strike South Korea.

Joo Jin-mo rose to fame with the hit comedy "200 Pounds Beauty", along with Kim Ah-joong. Park Si-yeon also featured in a comedy last year, she acted in "The Fox Family"; together with Joo Hyun who plays her love interest in "a Love".

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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