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"The Thieves" wraps shoot

2011/12/09 | 737 views | Permalink | Source

Major South Korean investor/distributor Showbox/Mediaplex has announced principal photography has wrapped on director Choi Dong-hoon's highly anticipated thriller "The Thieves". The film had its last shoot on Dec. 7 at the W Seoul – Walkerhill Hotel after six months of shooting on location in Macau, Hong Kong, Busan, and Seoul.

Formerly known as "The Professionals", the action thriller is about a five-person group of Korea's top thieves, called out by their former boss Macao Park to steal a US$20 million blue diamond known as the Tear of the Sun.They descend on Macau where the gem is hidden away in a casino and team up to work side by side with a gang of four of Hong Kong's top thieves.
The film stars a top flight cast including Kim Yun-seok from "The Yellow Sea", Gianna JUN (a.k.a. Jun Ji-hyun) from "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", Kim Hye-soo from "Tazza: The High Rollers", Lee Jung-jae from "The Housemaid - 2010", Oh Dal-soo from "Detective K", and KIM Hye-sook from "Thirst".
"The Thieves" is Choi's fourth feature, following his much-lauded debut "The Big Swindle" and box office hits "Tazza: The High Rollers" and "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard". Ahn So-hee-I's Caper Film is producing. Ahn's credits include "Thirst" and "You are my Sunshine".
"As we were shooting the last cut, I didn't want to give the OK sign. My feeling was that I didn't want to end the shoot of "The Thieves". I really had a good time working on it and I am thankful to the cast and crew for giving it their best during the long shoot", said Choi.
The film will go through post-production and is due to be released in South Korean theaters this coming summer.

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