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Heo Jin-ho Meditates on Love again

2007/10/03 | Permalink | Source

Acclaimed director Heo Jin-ho returns with another exploration of love in the melodrama "Happiness" (Haengbok). Traditionally, Heo assembled an A-list cast with Im Soo-jung and Hwang Jung-min in the leading roles.

HWANG's character, who used to live the fast life, ends up in rehabilitation center where he meets an angelic character portrayed by Im, the two fall in love.

Heo gained acclaim with the restraint "Christmas in August". "One Fine Spring Day" and "April Snow" followed and are recognizable Heo films.

Im received much attention for this role as she departs from her youthful portrayals to a more mature character. Im became internationally better known through Kim Jee-woon's "A Tale of Two Sisters". HWANG reached star status with the films "You are my Sunshine" and "Black House".

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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