'Cloud Atlas' Star Can't Help Falling in Love with Filmmaking 2013/02/02, Source,
"Cloud Atlas" star Bae Doona has received positive reviews from foreign media for her role in the Hollywood blockbuster alongside big names like Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. But she remains dejected at the film's polarizing effect on audiences and failure to make a strong impression at the box office, as she hopes to cement her star power on the silver screen,...More
Bae Doo-na takes her career to the clouds 2013/01/07, Source,
Actress Bae Doona has made her English-language debut in the Hollywood epic "Cloud Atlas", winning acclaim for her role as the ethereal Sonmi-451.Provided by NEW
The life of Bae Doona reads like a fairy tale. In 1998 at the age of 20, the now 34-year-old actress was scouted on the street to be a model. She was then spotted dozing off in an audition waiting room by director Bong Joon-ho and landed a lead role in Bong's debut feature "Barking Dogs Never Bite" (2000), which won her the Best New Actress Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. She went on to appear in productions by high-profile directors such as Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (2002), Bong Joon-ho's "The Host" (2006), and "Air Doll" (2009) by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda,...More
More Korean actors acting for Hollywood 2012/12/26, Source,
Tom Tykwer (from left) and Lana Wachowski, Bae Doona, Jim Sturgess, and Andy Wachowski pose for a picture before a press meeting to promote the Hollywood film Cloud Atlas at Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in eastern Seoul on December 13 (photo: Yonhap News).
Andy and Lana Wachowski, who are famous for making The Matrix series, recently came to Korea to promote Cloud Atlas, a sci-fi fantasy film adapted from a story of the same name by David Mitchell. They came along with director Tom Tykwer, Jim Sturgess, and Bae Doona, a Korean actress who has played multiple roles including Sonmi-451, a clone originally built to be a server in a restaurant,...More
CJ ENTERTAINMENT Goes for the Gold with "AS ONE" 2012/05/24,
Sports film based on a true story hits North American theatres on June 1, 2012
CJ Entertainment brings "As One" (aka Korea, original title) to North American theatres this summer on June 1, 2012. The film, based on a true story about the first ever united North and South Korean sports team, will be releasing in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles (L.A. release on June 8, 2012).
A touching true story about the historic first Team Korea
"As One" recounts the dramatic tale of the first unified Korean team that competed at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. South Korea's ping-pong star Hyeon Jeong-hwa and North Korea's LI Bun-hee have each suffered humbling defeats at the hands of China's formidable "Ping-Pong Witch" every time they reach the tournament's final rounds. Forced by politicians to suddenly team up as the first united team Korea, HYEON and LI experience only conflict and mistrust, and face the loss of their championship dreams. But game-by-game, the two begin to build teamwork and find a budding friendship. When political winds change again and just as suddenly an announcement is made to disband team Korea, the two young women must prove to their people and the world that teamwork can outshine the dark shadows of a painful history,...More
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