The originally low profile movie "Lucky Chan-sil" has been generating better than expected hype ahead of the movie's March 5th release. This is thanks to a prominent role occupied by Kim Young-min, one of the many minor performers in "Crash Landing on You" who received a major popularity boost thanks to that record-breaking television drama.
Though Kim Young-min has an important role in the movie, he is not the credited lead. The title character is played by Kang Mal-geum in her first leading role. Prior to Kim Young-min's popularity boost, Youn Yuh-jung was the most easily identifiable cast member, as the older woman has long been a fixture in South Korea's entertainment culture.
Meanwhile, "Lucky Chan-sil" deals with a producer who loses her job and is set adrift in the world, struggling to find a purpose to her existence. It's the first feature film from writer/director Kim Cho-hee, who made the short movie "Ladies Of The Forest", which appeared on the festival circuit, where Yoon Yuh-jung also starred.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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