[HanCinema's Film Review] "4th Place" 2016/05/21,
Teenage swimmer Gwang-soo (played by Jung Ga-ram) lives in a black-and-white world where talent is all that matters when it comes to getting a spot at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. He is not knocked out of these illusions by any singular tragedy. Rather, people just get sick of dealing with Gwang-soo's nonsense. Flash-forward to the present day, where the adult Gwang-soo (played by Park Hae-joon) is living a pointless dead-end life. The factor which ultimately persuades Gwang-soo to take on young charge Joon-ho (played by Yoo Jae-sang) as a protégé? Metaphorical self-flaggelation,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Red Moon" 2015/08/07,
Prince Sado (played by Kim Dae-myung) is not of very sound mental health. It all started back when he was a kid, and his dad King Yeongjo (played by Kim Myung-gon) made zero effort to shield or reassure his son in the face of horrific bloody violence. As a result, Prince Sado grows up with little skill when it comes to ascertaining the difference between reality and hallucination- especially when haunted by a certain malicious, constantly taunting specter,...More
Filmmaker Heo Jin-ho tries his hand in directing a play 2010/02/11, Source,
From left, actors Kim Chang-wan, Lee Yeong-ha and Oh Kwang-rok [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Press conference for the play "A Nap"
The meeting of a film director and a theatrical play. The press conference for the play "A Nap" -- the second project of the "Director comes to the stage" series -- was held February 9 at Seoul's Baekam Art Hall. Based on the short story of the same title by Park Min-gyu, "A Nap" is a theatrical play directed by filmmaker Heo Jin-ho, who is known for his unique lyricism seen in films such as "Christmas in August" and "One Fine Spring Day". The play depicts a romance between two characters in the twilight years of their life -- the shy boy Young-jin and the girl Yi-sun who was everybody's sweetheart -- and goes back and forth in time, from the past to the present. The play has drawn much attention not only because it is directed by filmmaker Heo Jin-ho but also because of its cast; veteran actors Lee Yeong-ha, Kim Chang-wan and Oh Kwang-rok will play the lead role of Hahn Young-jin while Super Junior member Kim Ki-bum has been cast to portray the boy version of Young-jin.,...More
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