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KIM Sang-kyung and HEO Seong-tae Delve into NAMSAN, POET MURDER INCIDENT
Oct 04, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Period Mystery Noir Begins Production
Actors KIM Sang-kyung, HEO Seong-tae, PARK Sun-young and KIM Dong-young have assembled for the upcoming period noir mystery-thriller Namsan, Poet Murder Incident (translated title). From director KO Myoung-sung, the film kicked off production on September 15.
Set shortly after the end of the Korean War in 1953 in the Myeongdong neighborhood of Seoul, Namsan, Poet Murder Incident follows a criminal investigation into the murder of a poet that took place at the Oriental Café. The search for the killer centers on ten suspects, from the detective in charge of the case (KIM Sang-kyung) to the boss (HEO Seong-tae), the madame (PARK Sun-young) and a regular customer (KIM Dong-young) of the Oriental Café.
Most well-known for his role as one of the lead detectives in BONG Joon-ho’s Memories Of Murder (2003), KIM Sang-kyung was seen in both the mystery-thriller The Vanished and the period romantic comedy The Princess and the Matchmaker this year. Character actor HEO Seong-tae has appeared in several notable titles of late, including THE OUTLAWS (2017), The Swindlers (2017) and The Fortress (2017).
PARK Sun-young also featured in The Princess and the Matchmaker as well as last year’s North Korea-themed action spy drama Steel Rain (2017), while KIM Dong-young starred in the black comedy-thriller Room No.7 (2017), the closing film of last year’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) and this year’s hit Drug War remake Believer.