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Soo: Hard-hitting film by CHOI Yang-il (SAI Yoichi)

2007/03/13 | 593 views | Permalink | Source

Korean-Japanese director Choi Yang-il, known in Japan as SAI Yoichi, is in town with his first film made entirely in Korea with a Korean cast. "Soo", is a hard-boiled revenge-thriller about a man, Tae-su, who witnesses the killing of his identical twin brother Tae-jin. Recovering from the trauma, he sets out to cold-bloodedly avenge his brother's murder in a grisly, exacting fashion.

Actor Ji Jin-hee ("Bewitching Attraction", 2006) in his first action picture, takes up the challenge of playing both roles as the twin brothers. Also starring are Kang Sung-yeon ("The King and the Clown", 2005) Moon Sung-keun ("Princess Aurora", 2005, "Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors" 2000), Lee Ki-young ("Marathon", 2005) and Oh Man-seok ("A Cruel Attendance", 2006).

Veteran director CHOI is internationally known for the films he has made in Japan, including 2004's "Blood and Bones", based on a Korean epic novel, and starring KITANO Takeshi. After it's premiere at the Pusan International Film Festival it had a limited release in Seoul.

"Soo" is the work of production company Tree's Club. Domestic and international distribution is being handled by Cinema Service. The film is slated for its local release March 22.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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