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Top Actors Cast in the Controversial '29 Years'

2008/09/04 | 1092 views | Permalink | Source

Actress Kim Ah-joong, who rose to national celebrity status last year with her debut role in "200 Pounds Beauty", will star alongside Ryoo Seung-bum ("Arahan", "Bloody Tie") in "29 Years", a film adaptation of a controversial comic series by Kang Full ("A.P.T").

The story centers on a former soldier with a guilty conscience after his taking part, 29 years earlier, in the Gwangju Massacre, a real-life tragic episode in Korean history, in which state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city, killing thousands. The former soldier, played by RYOO, sets out to assassinate the person suspected of ordering the massacre, namely former Korean president CHUN Doo-hwan.

The US $6.5 million film is to be directed by Lee Hae-yeong, who debuted in 2006 with the critical and commercial success, "Like A Virgin". LEE also penned the screenplay for the new project. Korean shingle Chungeorahm, the production force behind all-time local box office king, "The Host" (2006), will produce with shooting scheduled to start later this month and a release date planned for April 2009.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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