Debt collector Tae Gun-ho, who lost his son five years ago, finds out he has liver cancer. The only way for him to survive is to get a liver transplant in the next 10 days from a woman named... More
Heo Jong-ho, director of "Countdown" 2011/10/24, Source,
He has a mere 10 days. Ruthless debt collector TAE Geon-ho (Jeong Jae-yeong) can only survive if he can get a liver transplant from compulsive scam artist CHA Ha-yeon (Jeon Do-yeon). This is the set-up of newcomer Heo Jong-ho's crime thriller "Countdown", a film that made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Q: How did you come to make this film? A: The financial crisis that started two to three years ago provided the motif. The film industry was having a hard time attracting investment, too, and I was one of the many that were effected and had to give up a film that I had been preparing. So I had decided to make film that was firmly based on reality,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16 2011/10/16, Source, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.10.14 ~ 2011.10.16)
As the dust of public criticism settles, spurred on by "The Crucible", the foreign film "Reel Steel" now sits on top. With 590,043 admissions, Shawn Levy's "Reel Steel" captures the top spot away from the local flicks in its second week at the theatres. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, and Dakota Goyo. It's not another Ironman film, but its likeness is enough to beg the question and score some curious moviegoers' interest,...More
Debt collector Tae Gun-ho, who lost his son five years ago, finds out he has liver cancer. The only way for him to survive is to get a liver transplant in the next 10 days from a woman named Cha Ha-yeon, who apparently has the matching organ. Cha turns out to be a seductive swindler who currently lives in jail, and Tae decides to meet her in person in hopes of saving his own life. Cha agrees to donate part of her liver only if Tae tracks down Cho Myeong-seok, who put her in prison.
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