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CHOI Min-shik and PARK Hae-il Travel TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS
Nov 04, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Filming Wraps on Latest Film from Director IM Sang-soo
Director IM Sang-soo’s latest film To the Land of Happiness (working title) wrapped production on October 19. The thriller features CHOI Min-shik and PARK Hae-il, marking the first on-screen pairing for the two stars.
CHOI and PARK play two men who meet by chance and decide to go on a trip, in search of one last taste of happiness. However, something unexpected takes place during the journey.
Aside from a brief special appearance in the summer hit The Battle: Roar to Victory, Old Boy (2003) star CHOI Min-shik has been absent from screens since the election drama The Mayor and the trail thriller Heart Blackened, both released in 2017. He will also appear alongside HAN Suk-kyu in HUR Jin-ho’s upcoming period drama Forbidden Dream, which is currently in post-production.
PARK Hae-il, known for BONG Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (2003) and The Host (2006), among many other credits, was last seen alongside SONG Kang-ho in this summer’s period drama The King’s Letters.
The project marks the return of director IM Sang-soo, whose last film Intimate Enemies was released by Warner Bros. Korea in 2015. IM is known for acclaimed works such as A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003) and The President’s Last Bang (2005), as well as his Cannes Film Festival competition entries The Housemaid (2010) and The Taste of Money (2012).