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Historical films dominate the fall

2008/09/11 | 217 views | Permalink | Source

Last weekend Korean Historical action drama "The Divine Weapon" took the lead at the box office. And the fall looks set to be dominated by historical films. The historical drama Miindo (English translation: "Portrait of a Beauty") came out on top as 'the most anticipated film of the fall' according to an online survey of the major Korean film website Movist.

Kim Yoo-jin's "The Divine Weapon" played on 676 screens and drew 627,845 visitors in its first week, according to KOFIC box office figures. Because of the film's screenings prior to the official release, the film already reached a million viewers, earning the film US$ 3.9 million. The CJ Entertainment production still ranks high in ticket reservations and looks to continue its success run in the second week.

"The Divine Weapon" stars JEONG Jae-yeoung and Han Da-gam in a tale set in Korea's Joseon dynasty about the development of an advanced weapon to defend Joseon.

JEON Yeon-soo's "Portrait of a Beauty" will be released on October 30. The film revolves around the Joseon era painter SHIN Yoon-bok. The film portrays the painter as a woman who pretended to be a man in order to be accepted into the artist's world. Kim Min-seon will play the lead role.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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