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Director HONG Ki-seon’s Posthumous Work THE DISCLOSER Books January Release
Dec 12, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
KIM Sang-kyung and KIM Ok-vin Headline Military Thriller
Military court thriller The Discloser, the final work of filmmaker HONG Ki-seon who passed away shortly after completing production, will be released theatrically in January next year. The film, which stars KIM Sang-kyung and KIM Ok-vin, initially premiered during a retrospective of Director HONG’s work screened at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in July.
KIM Sang-kyung stars as an investigator in the army who looks into a military cover-up when an air force pilot winds up in a coma following an unexpected test flight crash.
Known for thrillers such as Memories of Murder (2003), KIM Sang-kyung was last seen in The Deal (2015). Thirst(2009) star KIM Ok-vin recently made an impression as the lead in the action film The Villainess, which debuted in a midnight slot at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Born in 1957, Director HONG was involved in several projects in the 1980s before making his debut as a feature filmmaker in 1992 with Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest. He went on to make The Road Taken (2003) and took part in the humanitarian omnibus If You Were Me 3 (2006).
Prior to The Discloser, HONG’s most recent work had been Where the Truth Lies in 2009, a film that chronicled an infamous murder committed by an American soldier at a fast food restaurant in the Itaewon neighborhood in 1997. HONG passed away in December last year, six days after principal photography wrapped on The Discloser.