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Production Wraps on KIM Ki-duk’s THE TIME OF HUMANS
Jul 11, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
AHN Sung-ki, RYOO Seung-bum, Joe ODAGIRI and JANG Keun-suk End Shoot
The Time of Humans, the 23rd film from veteran indie filmmaker KIM Ki-duk, ended its shoot on July 3rd. The film features a major roster of acting talent that includes AHN Sung-ki, RYOO Seung-bum, Joe Odagiri, JANG Keun-suk, LEE Sung-jae and Mina Fujii.
Taking place on a battleship, The Time of Humans focuses on a varied group of people whose desires and true moral ethics come out in the close quarters of the ship. The passengers include RYOO’s gang boss, JANG’s villainous character Adam, a Japanese couple played by Fujii and Odagiri, LEE’s captain, and an old man played by AHN.
Director KIM, famous for works such as Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring (2003) and 3-Iron (2004) and a Golden Lion winner at the Venice International Film Festival for his 2012 film Pieta, most recently made the North Korean fisherman drama THE NET, which was his first collaboration with RYOO.
AHN is a Korean screen legend whose credits extend from KIM Ki-young’s The Housemaid (1960) and PARK Kwang-su’s Chil-su and Man-su (1988) and several modern classics. RYOO is known for his collaborations with his brother, director RYOO Seung-wan, such as The Unjust (2010) and The Berlin File (2013). Popular star JANG’s last film role was 2011’s You’re My Pet. Japanese star Odagiri has been seen in several Korean works, including KIM’s Dream (2008).