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The Day Before (폭풍전야)

폭풍전야 (Pok-poong-jeon-ya)

Directed by Jo Chang-ho (조창호)

Screenplay by

Drama Melodrama Romance

104min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Lovers Vanished"
Su-in, an ex top-chef, accused of murdering his own wife, gets AIDS virus intentionally by putting Sang-byung, the prison mate’s blood into his body in order to get out of the prison to prove his innocence. But as he meets his wife’s lover, he confesses his crime and jumps from the cliff making Su-in lost and hopeless. With nowhere to turn to, Su-in visits café Le Luth run by mysterious but beautiful Mia. Mia was Sang-byung’s girlfriend but she shot his boyfriend when she witnessed their love affair. Felt guilty, Sang-byung turned himself into the police. Since then, Mia completely closed her mind towards outside. Su-in starts working at Mia’s café hiding how he found her and they get to close to each other as Su-in teaches how to cook and Mia shows magic taught from Sang-byung. However, their peaceful days don’t last long as police appear to arrest Su-in


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  • [Interview] Kim Nam-gil, "Cannes? It's only the beginning"

    2015/05/21, Source,
    It's a challenge to work with Jeon Do-yeon. Whether it be a woman or man, you are soon going to be overpowered by her aura. She's dangerous. Kim Nam-gil chose her intentionally. He co-starred with her in the movie "The Shameless" which is about a detective who will do anything to catch a criminal and approaching a woman to catch one. Jeon Do-yeon is the woman of the killer and Kim Nam-gil is the detective,...More
  • "Kim Nam Gil Festival 2012" in Japan in June

    2012/05/14, Source,
    Japanese production and distributor SPO announced on its homepage recently that the "Kim Nam Gil Festival 2012" will be held in Cinemart for three weeks from the 2nd of June to the 22nd,...More
  • SBS drama "Bad Man" rescheduled to air on May 26

    2010/05/12, Source,
    Actor Kim Nam-gil [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily] New TV series "Bad Man" has been rescheduled to premiere on May 26, according to the show's broadcaster SBS on Monday. SBS stated in a press release that "Bad Man", which was originally scheduled to air starting August 2, has been pulled up to show after current Wednesday and Thursday prime time series "Prosecutor Princess" finishes its run,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye

    2010/04/07, Source,
    Interview with actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]   My name is Hwang Woo-seul-hye. My real name is Hwang Jin-hee but when I became an actress, my mom went to the naming center and came up with this name. There were other names I could choose from but I liked the vibe 'Seul-hye' gave off. I was born on August 10, 1979 and my hometown is Seoul. I don't know about other things but I have perseverance. I'm the type that works really hard on the things I enjoy like I did with jazz dance and yoga. The biggest advantage of yoga is that it helps relieve stress and stabilizes the mind and soul. When I dance to loud music for jazz dancing, it helps get rid of my gloominess,...More
  • "Titans" makes smashing debut on Korean box office
    2010/04/05, Source,
    Hollywood action picture "Clash of the Titans" successfully entered the domestic box office last week, surpassing weekly competition to become the most-watched movie during the first week of April, according to estimates on Monday.

    The Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) revealed that the mythical f,...
  • "The Day Before" released on April 1

    2010/04/02, Source,
    Director Jo Chang-ho's melodrama "The Day Before" was released this week. The,...More
  • Press conference for drama "Bad Man"

    2010/03/31, Source,
    Actor Kim Nam-gil (left) and actress Oh Yeon-soo [Good Story] Q: Will each cast member explain how you have been preparing to portray your character as well as your determination for the show. Kim Nam-gil (Kim NG): When I was offered the role for "Bad Man" it was a few days after "Queen Seon-deok" finished its run so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to portray a new character because I hadn't emptied myself of my previous character Bidam. The conclusion I came to after discussion with director Lee Hyung-min was that although there may be some areas in which I wouldn't be able to rid myself completely of Bidam, I would try to act with more depth rather than change myself in various ways. That's why I'm putting an effort into depicting my character Shin Gun-wook from "Bad Man" as someone with more depth in terms of both expressing his pain or sadness. Han Ga-in (Han): I hadn't acted in a while so I was worried and had some concerns but after meeting with the director I became greedy about my role because I thought I would be in an environment where I would be able to converse a lot with other people on set. It helps a lot to be able to share your concerns with the rest of the cast on set. I wanted to play a part in making "Bad Man" become a drama that would last in people's memories by portraying my character Jae-in in a way that people could relate to her and have her blend in in a way that the audience will like her,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "The Day Before" starring Kim Nam-gil

    2010/03/28, Source,
    Kim Nam-gil has lost 13kg for his role as an AIDS patient. He said that it was very hard cutting back on food to lose weight. There has been a press meeting for the new film, "The Day Before" for which he was starring. Kim said that he liked the melodramatic atmosphere of the film. He said that he had a lot of temptations,...More
  • Kim Nam-gil says his love was weak compared to "The Day Before"

    2010/03/11, Source,
    From left, director Jo Chang-ho, actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye and actor Kim Nam-gil pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "The Day Before" held at Ewha-Samsung Education Culture Center in Seoul, South Korea on March 9, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Actor Kim Nam-gil said his past experiences with love turned out to be "weak" compared to the passionate love depicted in his upcoming film "The Day Before". The star of hit TV series "Queen Seon-deok" fame made the remark Tuesday at a press conference also attended by his his co-star Hwang Woo-seul-hye who showed promise from her appearances in popular films "Crush and Blush" and "Speedy Scandal". Kim said he had "never actually reached the verge of death" because of love, unlike the characters from "The Day Before" who, after becoming hurt by past loves, find comfort in each other and fall in love.,...More
  • [ChanMi's star news] Hwang Woo-seul-hye and Kim Nam-gil whispering

    2010/03/09, Source,
    "The Day Before" press meeting has been held. Here, the main actors Kim Nam-gil and Hwang Woo-seul-hye have attended. The two seem like they are very clos,...More
  • Kim Nam-gil to enter military "between fall and winter"

    2010/03/09, Source,
    Korean actor Kim Nam-gil [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily] Korean actor Kim Nam-gil has said that he will be entering the military sometime during the final quarter of this year. Speaking at a press conference for film "The Day Before", held Tuesday at Seoul's Ewha-Samsung Education Culture Center, the actor for the first time directly addressed reports about his joining the army in June to fulfill Korea's mandatory military service. "I think I will have to go [to the military] sometime between fall and winter", the actor said. "TV series "Bad Man" will be airing until early August and I have to wrap up other things that I am currently working on".,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "The Day Before" coming soon!

    2010/03/05, Source,
    Two lovers' longing passion for each other will be illustrated in the new film, "The Day Before". Hwang Woo-seul-hye and Kim Nam-gil are in this movie in which their characters are romantists. The runaway criminal Soo-in will be Hwang. Hwang and Kim were preparing very hard for,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Hwang Woo-seul-hye casted for "Big Storm"

    2009/02/11, Source,
    Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye has been casted as the main female character for the film, "The Day Before". She will be taking the role of Mia who is not talented in cooking, but is persistent in running the restaurant by the beach. She is not interested in other people's work, but only her own. She is tough yet loyal. The other character by Kim Nam-gil is a professional chef who was unfortunately,...More

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 Sim Bo-kyeong (심보경)
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 Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
 Kim Su-jin-I (김수진)
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Airing dates : 2010/04/01
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As of 2010.04.25 : 52,157 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.11 : 49,753 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.04 : 34,404 admissions (total)

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