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'Bungee..'. Screening Looks Back on Late actress

2009/02/16 | 640 views | Permalink | Source

Four years ago on Feb. 22, actress Lee Eun-joo took her own life. On the 21st, the Korean Film Archive will hold a free screening of her well-known 2001 film "Bungee jumping of their own" at the Cinematheque KOFA in Sangamdong.

After the screening, director Kim Dae-seung. who debuted with "Bungee". and script writer Ko Eun-nim will talk with the audience. with film critic Lee Dong-jin as the MC.

"Bungee" catupulted Lee Eun-ju to stardom after she gained public attention for her films such as "Trout". It is a love story transcending time, place and death. Lee played the lovely heroine opposite actor Lee Byung-hun.

After it opened on Feb. 3, 2001, the film earned high critical and public acclaim and was watched by 960,000 viewers, which in those days made it a box office hit.

Lee Eun-joo starred in a total 9 films including "Bungee". She committed suicide on Feb. 22, 2005.

In an interview with Yonhap News in Seoul before her death, she looked back on "Bungee", saying, "I get emotional thinking about the film. There were many memorable scenes including a shadowy scene in which I teach the waltz".

The archive stated, "'Bungee' portrays Lee's confident beauty. As the story is about lovers who cannot forget each other even after death, the film will be a fitting reminder of her on the anniversary of her death".

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