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Lee Jae-han (이재한)

Male - 1971

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His English name is John H. Lee


LEE had been acclaimed for his short films and music videos since his years at New York University. After graduation, he returned to Korea to write and direct his first feature film "The Cut Runs Deep" (1998) and the film was praised for its originality in terms of the visual and direction, which was rarely seen in Korean films back then. In 2004, LEE completed his second feature "A Moment to Remember" starring JEONG Woo-seong and SON Ye-jin. The film was a traditional melo-drama, totally different from his first work. The film recorded more than 3 million admissions and proved that LEE has an excellent talent in directing various genres. The movie made a huge success in Japanese cinemas and led him to direct his latest film, a Korean-Japanese co-production film "Sayonara Itsuka" based on the novel with the same title by a popular Japanese writer TSUJI Hitonari. Filmed with NAKAYAMA Miho ( "Love Letter" ) and NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi ( "Dolls" ) as main cast, the film is scheduled for release in Japan early this year. LEE is currently represented by CAA.

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  • T.O.P says visits amusement parks wearing masks

    2010/05/25, Source,
    Korean singer and actor T.O.P at a showcase for film "71-Into the Fire" [Asia Economic Daily] Korean singer and actor Choi Seung-hyeon, better known as T.O.P from idol group Big Bang, has said that he sometimes visits amusement parks with his bandmates wearing masks. Speaking at a showcase for film "71-Into the Fire", held Monday at Seoul's Lotte World Garden Stage, the pop idol remarked, "When I feel stifled, I come [to amusement parks] to have a good time without people knowing. People don't recognize me because I wear a mask when I come",...More
  • [PHOTOS] "71-Into the Fire" showcase

    2010/05/25, Source,
    Director and cast of film "71-Into the Fire" [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily] From left, director Lee Jae-han and actors Kim Seung-woo, T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon), kwon Sang-woo and Cha Seung-won pose during a photo session of a showcase for film "71-Into the Fire" held at Lotte World in Seoul, South Korea on May 24, 2010,...More
  • TOP says lived as 17-year-old for 6 months for "Fire" (1)

    2010/05/12, Source,
    From left, actors Kim Seung-woo, T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon), kwon Sang-woo and Cha Seung-won pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "71-Into the Fire" held at Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] In August of 1950, when the Korean War was well under way, a letter was found in the pocket of student soldier Lee Woo-geun who died while fighting in a battle to defend the Nakdong River. The letter, which the 16-year-old had failed to send off to his mother, read the following: "Mother, I killed a person. It was such a brutal death. Why do we have to go into war? I'm thinking frightening thoughts. I wish the war would end quickly and feel your warm embrace". Film "71-Into the Fire" starts with this letter. What leads the film is not its blockbuster scale which cost the production 11.3 billion won, nor its extravagant cast. The camera operates in order to shed light onto the existence of student soldiers who took part in the meaningless war yet have failed to be remembered for their sacrifice,...More
  • TOP says lived as 17-year-old for 6 months for "Fire" (2)

    2010/05/12, Source,
    kwon Sang-woo [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Q: kwon Sang-woo, this is the first time in a while that you got to wear a school uniform for a movie. You're even the same age as Choi Seung-hyeon in the film. (laugh) Kwon: I almost wasn't cast for the movie because of my age. (laugh) My character Koo Kap-jo is assigned to a squadron for student soldiers as he chooses to take part in the war instead of being sent to a Youth Detention Center. He distresses Oh Jang-bum (played by Choi Seung-hyeon) as he tries to motivate him to become squadron leader. Kim: Me and Cha were worried a lot when Kwon was cast. Because he's closer to our age now. (laugh) But I saw on the monitor how he would actually look younger than Choi at times. (laugh) He's the right man for the part and like he himself says, there is no movie where he has worn a school uniform but hasn't done well, so we're looking forward to how "71-Into the Fire" will do too. Q: kwon Sang-woo and Choi Seung-hyeon, you fight each other a lot too in the movie. Wasn't it uncomfortable having to shoot the scene up against a senior? Choi: I was able to learn because he was always teaching me a lot and he would help me relax when I'm nervous. It felt as if I was shooting those actions scenes with a martial arts director because he gave off the vibe of an expert,...More
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"a moment to remember" is such a great movie!!!! hope to see more of your movies in the future cause your such a great director:))
2008-05-14 17:21:29

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