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Shiri (쉬리)


Directed by Kang Je-gyu (강제규)

Screenplay by ,

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120min | Release date in South Korea :

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  • Actress Kim Yoon-jin's Movie Picks

    2010/03/05, Source,
    Actress Kim Yoon-jin [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] Kim Yoon-jin spent her childhood in the United States and made her first step into the world of acting on Broadway. Hence, English was the language she acted in and also used for over 20 years to speak her mind. But 10Asia's interview with the actress revealed that her Korean was just as accurate and rich in expression. Whatever the question, she gave clear answers while appropriately adding in adjectives which would embellish her sentences. Her style of speech was just like her acting -- on point yet elaborate. Many people associated Kim with the term 'female soldier' for a long time after she made her film debut playing a North Korean spy in "Shiri". The audience was unfamiliar with this actress who till then had made a few unnoted appearances in Korean dramas, but she left her mark with "Shiri", standing strong with her role opposite top Korean actor Han Suk-kyu who played the South Korean agent she loves. She then took on "Gingko Bed 2: Danjeobiyeonsu" where her piercing eyes reached beyond the camera to the audience. And just when it seemed she would forever trap herself in the image of a female soldier, Kim started expanding on her scope of acting. In "Ardor", she suffered just like her character Mi-heun did until she found hope in her life. And she may have ended up being the stereotypical Asian woman and finicky lawyer with her roles in the "Lost" series and Korean pic "Seven Days" but with her belief that "it is up to the actor to fill in the empty spaces", her characters became individuals with something more than empty hearts.,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Actor Song Kang-ho - Part 2

    2010/03/04, Source,
    Actor Song Kang-ho [photographed by Beck Una/10Asia] Beck: What did you find likeable and entertaining about the script for "Secret Reunion"? Song: Ten years ago, I did the films "Shiri" and "JSA - Joint Security Area" which are both about South Korea, North Korea and men. So, "Secret Reunion" was similar to them in a way, a similar story, but the overall outline of the movie is completely different from the previous films. The film doesn't treat the South-North division as its theme but rather takes an incredibly soft, light and sophisticated approach to it. I thought that was closer to how the audience currently feels about the division and there was something lovely about a North Korean spy and a former South Korean intelligence service agent living together. I don't think I would have done the movie if it dealt seriously about the division at times like now. Beck:But didn't you choose to do the film because of the character or the role you would get to take on?,...More
  • "Avatar" becomes biggest blockbuster in Korea

    2010/03/02, Source,
    Korean official movie poster of "Avatar" [20th Century Fox] James Cameron's Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" has become the most-watched film in Korean box office history, according to estimates by the official Korean Film Council over the weekend. Statistics showed that the animated picture, which opened in theaters mid-December, had garnered over a total 13.04 million admissions by Saturday to rise above former record holder "The Host" with around 13.02 million viewers.,...More
  • Book Features Korean Film Renaissance

    2010/02/26, Source,
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    In recent years, it has become more likely for Korean cineastes to be placed under the international spotlight at major film festivals worldwide.

    Over the past,...
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 Produced by
 Kang Je-gyu (강제규)
 Cheon Se-hwan (천세환)
 Assistant director
 Baek Woon-hak (백운학)
 Assistant director
 Lee Dong-joon (이동준)
 Jeon Yoon-soo (전윤수)
 Assistant director
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Kim Jeong-woo (김정우)
 Park Je-hyeon (박제현)
 Kim Min-su (김민수)
 Martial arts team
 Jeong Jae-hwan (정재환)
 Music department
 Hwang Sang-jun (황상준)
 Music department
 Jang Youn-Jung (장윤정)
 Costume department
120 min 
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Release date in South Korea : 1999/02/13

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Good movie. Really threaded well the tension between North and South Korea in this movie. and the acting was good. this was a good movie.
2007-08-16 20:14:46
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