With the release of "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" Kim Sun-young once again establishes herself as a solid supporting performer in a wide variety of roles. "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" is the fifth screen credit for Kim Sun-young this year. This follows roles in "Hospital Playlist", "Kkondae Intern", "Backstreet Rookie", and "Homemade Love Story".
As a woman in her forties Kim Sun-young is perhaps unavoidably typecast with some frequency into the roles of mothers. But 2020 has shown new opportunities for the actress, appearing as both a patient in "Homemade Love Story" as well as a doctor in "Hospital Playlist". And though still a wife, she played an outsized role in "Crash Landing on You", a big hit that carried over from 2019.
Though only a vaguely familiar face to typical fans of South Korean dramas and movies, Kim Sun-young has made an outsized reputation for herself in terms of her ability to evoke strong performances from her co-stars. Director Park Ji-wan has said that it was the combination of Kim Sun-young's performance with Kim Hye-soo that allowed for the most powerful emotional scenes in "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case".
Likewise, Kim Hye-soo has praised Kim Sun-young's talent for allowing her to communicate lively emotions in their shared scenes in the women-centric mystery thriller. Kim Sun-young is six years the junior of Kim Hye-soo. "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" is set to be released in South Korean theaters on November 12th.
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 email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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