Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • CJ Entertainment Introduces Strong Line-up for 2015
  • by June KIM / 11.06.2014
  • Big Stars to Shine in Diverse Stories 

    Korea's entertainment giant, CJ Entertainment, introduced its line-up for 2015 during the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on the 4th of October in the Grand Hotel's Hive Club. CJ had a long slate of films that filled the screens this year from socially aware and critically acclaimed Cannes title A Girl at My Door, comedic drama Miss Granny, Thread of Lies, a family drama that marked the return of Kim Hee-ae to the silver screen, to the record-breaking history epic Roaring Currents. It’s highly anticipated 2015 line-up includes titles such as YOUN Je-kyun's Ode to My Father, KIM Hyun-seok's C'est si bon, RYOO Seung-wan's Veteran, PARK Jin-pyo's Today's Love, KIM Kwang-tae's Guest (*w/t), KANG Je-kyu's Jangsu Mart (w/t), LEE Yoon-jung's Don't Forget Me (**d/t), AHN Sang-hoon's Era of Purity (d/t), YOON Jae-gu's Secret Temptation, Baek Woon-hak's Chronicles of Evil (d/t), LEE Seok-hoon's Himalayas, JO Sung-hee's Famous Detective HONG Gil-dong (d/t), KWAK Jae-yong's Time Renegade (d/t), LEE Kyung-mi's House Full of Happiness (w/t), HEO Jong-ho's Mad Attorney (w/t), KIM Tae-yong's Set Me Free, LEE Chang-jae's The Hospice and LEE Jong-pil's Dorihwaga (w/t).

    Haeundae (2009) director YOUN Je-kyun is coming back with another blockbuster, Ode to My Father, which stars HWANG Jung-min. With the current trend of popular historical flicks, Ode to My Father may be able to find a similar response from audiences. The film goes through major events in modern history such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War through the life of Deok-su (HWANG) as he ages. Large parts of the film were shot in Busan.

    Musical drama C-est si bon will also have a huge cast, with KIM Yun-seok, KIM Hee-ae, JUNG Woo, and HAN Hyo-joo, while KANG Je-kyu’s Jangsu Mart will bring YOUN Yuh-jung, CHO Jin-woong and HAN Ji-min together in a heart-warming neighborhood drama. Time Renegade will have All About My Wife star LIM Soo-jung and My Love, My Bride’s husband, JO Jung-suk, in a time-twisting thriller. Mad Attorney is set to star A Hard Day’s LEE Sun-kyun with Eungyo actress KIM Go-eun. LEE will play an ace attorney while KIM will be a prosecutor as they work together to solve a murder case without evidence. Today’s Love will be the first film for singer and actor LEE Seung-ki. LEE is famous for his music but has also become familiar through his participation in TV shows and drama series. This romantic film will partner LEE with MOON Chae-won. Although without any major stars, Set Me Free was recently introduced to the public through its screening at BIFF, and stars CHOI Woo-sik. This is KIM Tae-yong’s first feature and it deals with a rather dark personal story from the director’s life. Dorihwaga will be led by RYU Seung-ryong, who has become known through Miracle in Cell No.7, which broke box office records last year. RYU will act as a historical figure who teaches the Korean traditional musical style of ‘pansori’ to Korea’s first female singer. The student will be played by Miss A’s BAE Suzy who stepped into the world of acting through Architecture 101 (2012).

    (*w/t) stands for working title
    (**d/t) stands for direct translation
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