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MOON So-ri in Sports Film Based on Real Events

2007/04/11 | Permalink | Source

Leading actress Moon So-ri joined the cast of the upcoming film Woori Saengae Chwegoui Soongan, the title translates as: "the best moment of our life". The sports drama will be directed by Yim Soon-rye. The true story is based on the Korean women's handball team at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

The cast's strong line-up also includes the actresses Kim Jung-eun, Kim Ji-young and Jo Eun-ji. The drama will be complemented with humorous lighter moments. The portrayal of these women's greatest game will rely on the athletic abilities of the actresses to achieve realistic and dynamic action scenes; therefore, the actresses will undergo handball training during three months. The film is scheduled for a cinematic release in the second part of 2007.

MOON will tackle the role of the headstrong top player. The other protagonist is the leader of the Olympic team who fulfilled her dream by becoming a professional player; she captains a team in the Japanese pro-league until national and Olympic ambitions call. She is played by Kim Jung-eun.

MOON debuted in the contemporary classic film directed by Lee Chang-dong "Peppermint Candy" (Bakhasatang, 2000) as a sweet and innocent young woman. She continued playing remarkable and strong characters, and among her recognitions is the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2002 Venice Film Festival for her role in another Lee Chang-dong film, "Oasis" (2002).

Kim Jung-eun graduated from television with the 2002 hit comedy "Marrying the Mafia" (Gamoonui Yeonggwang) and she was praised for her role in "Blossom Again" ("Close to You" - Sarangni, 2005). Kim Ji-young played in last year's "Old Miss Diary - Movie" and Jo Eun-ji is currently present in Korean cinemas with the international film festival's favorite "Driving With My Wife's Lover" (Anaeui Aeineul Mannada).

Director LIM is one of the few high profile female directors in Korea and "Waikiki Brothers" is her best known film. She is selected for one of the directors that the next edition of the KOFIC Korean Film Directors series covers.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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