Follow HanCinema
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

Horror Film `Red Shoes' Looks at Human Desires

2005/06/28 | 172 views | Permalink | Source

By Kim Tae-jong
Staff Reporter

Director Kim Yong-gyoon attributes the strength of his upcoming horror film "Red Shoes (Punhong Sin)" to the great performance of seasoned actress Kim Hye-soo.

"While I worked with Hye-su for about three months, I realized that experience is surely something valuable", said the director Monday after a preview screening held at Megabox Cineplex theater in Seoul. "There are many close-ups in the film and her facial muscles so brilliantly and freely express fear, desire and sorrow".

In the film, Kim Hye-soo, who has an acting career of over 15 years, challenged herself in her role as Sun-jae, a mother who has an obsessive maternal instinct for her daughter and is blinded by love and ambition.

"This film will be satisfying for those who want to see a scary summer film as well as for those who want to see something a little different and more complicated, as it sheds light on the ruthless desire of humanity combined with a dose of sadness", Kim said.

After first reading script, she was attracted to the story that deals interestingly with women's fundamental desires even though the director is a man, Kim said.

But the seasoned actress recalled that filming was hard from the beginning to the end as there were many unusual scenes involving mental and physical challenges.

"Though I found all the scenes difficult, of course, the most difficult scene was when I was soaked with a massive amount of blood coming out of the ceiling. But as the ceiling couldn't endure the weight of the blood until the director called `action', it broke through so suddenly that I had to shoot the scene twice", Kim said.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Red Shoes", this is the first movie in the summer's lineup of local horror. It tells of a possessed pair of red shoes, which lead the owners to terrifying deaths.

The film revolves around Sun-jae, who collects shoes as a hobby. One day she finds a pair of red shoes abandoned in a subway station and is mysteriously attracted to them.

When she puts them on, she feels delighted but also finds a hidden desire and even fights with her daughter, who is also attracted to them. Then, Sun-jae finds out the secret behind the shoes.

"Red Shoes" will be released tomorrow at local theaters.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news
  • `Hallyu' Stars to Perform in Beijing
    2005/06/28 (Source)

    BoA, Kangta, Tongvfangxinqi! and TSZS will be among the Korean pop stars taking part in a concert in Beijing celebrating China's hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    The concert, titled "Korea-China 2005 Beijing Super Concert", will be held Saturday. The event will bring together stars of "hall,...
    More

  • Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin to make an Asian promotion tour as 'Holleywood Star'.
    2005/06/27 (Source)

    Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin who succeeded in the U.S market capture with a popular TV series 'Lost', makes an Asian promotion tour as 'Holleywood Star'.

    With the invitation of AXN, an import distribution firm of 'Lost', she is scheduled to visit Taiwan, the Philippines and Malaysia on July 4-1,...
    More

  • 'Mobile & DMB Fest 2005' raises a curtain on July 1
    2005/06/27 (Source)

    The first DMB Film Festival 'Mobile & DMB Fest 2005', which will screen a total of 76 films from 10 countries such as Korea, Germany, the U.S., Japan, Singapore, Ireland, Italy and France, raises a curtain on July 1.

    As a DMB Film Festival that SeNef holds for the first time in the world, 'Mobi,...
    More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not> for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

X