Start of filming 11 April 2011
End of filming August 2011
A human drama based on an unlucky marathoner who had always been running as a 30km pace maker but gets to challenge a 42.195 km marathon for the first time in his life.
* A pace maker?
A player who supports the rhythm of a rising star during a game in swimming, long distance running, cycling and others.
CJ ENTERTAINMENT Brings Sci-fi Thriller DERANGED to North America 2012/07/13, Source,
Korean box office hit to release on July 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12, 2012) – CJ Entertainment brings the highly anticipated science fiction thriller "Deranged" to North America on July 27, 2012. Upon its release in South Korea, "Deranged" quickly beat out Hollywood blockbuster Amazing Spiderman in the box office and sold more than 1.3 million tickets in 4 days.
There must be something in the water.
Just before dawn, skeletal bodies surface on the Han River in Seoul, Korea,...More
Lee portrays desperateness in 'Poongwallju' 2012/06/25, Source,
Actor Lee Yool speaks during an interview with The Korea Times at a cafe in Daehangno, Seoul, Friday. He currently plays Yeol in a homegrown musical "Poongwallju" and Iemoto in the Japanese play "Kisaragi"./ Courtesy of Lee Soo-jin
By Kwon Mee-yoo Actor Lee Yool has a handsome, chiseled face with fair skin and mischievous yet sorrowful eyes. He plays Yeol, the first-rate male courtesan, in a new musical "Poongwallju", which raised its curtain in May in Daehangno, Seoul's small theater district. Lee's Yeol has a sense of innocence like a little boy but he could be cold-blooded at the same time. No wonder the queen falls for him,...More
Lotte announces new Jeong Ji-woo film 2012/02/13, Source,
Major Korean investor and distributor Lotte Entertainment has announced "Happy End" director Jeong Ji-woo's upcoming film "A Muse" (working title) at the European Film Market (EFM). The film is currently in post-production.
Based on PARK Bum-shin's bestselling novel of the same title, "A Muse" follows a 70-year-old poet who has an affair with a high school student and is inspired to write a book about her. However, his best student, jealous of the relationship, steals this work,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29 2012/01/30, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29)
After just week at the top Lee Seok-hoon's "Dancing Queen" has given way to Chung Ji-young's interesting new film "Unbowed". This week's number one has created some controversy in the news as it is based on a true story of math professor who was accused of shooting a judge with a crossbow in 2007. It's a fifty-fifty split this week with both local Korean films and international releases find a place in the top ten. However the top three are local hits that have grabbed the lion's share of public interest,...More
Actress Go Ara Hopes to Inspire Viewers to Chase Dreams 2012/01/28, Source,
After playing the role of a pole vaulter in "Pacemaker", which opened in theaters recently, Go Ara appears as the teen breadwinner of a dysfunctional American family in the upcoming movie "Papa - Movie", set to open on Feb. 2.
In the film, the 22-year-old plays a girl who overcomes conflicts with her stepfather in order to protect the family of orphaned children from different ethnic backgrounds, before eventually breaking into show business,...More
Kim Myung-min: "I never went on a diet for 'Pacemaker'" 2012/01/25, Source, Kim Myung-min's physique his new movie "Pacemaker" is creating a buzz. The actor noticeably slimmed down for his new role as a retired marathoner-turned-chicken delivery man, Joo Man Ho.
As Kim Myung-min is known to undergo dramatic physical transformation for a new role, people wonder if he went on a diet stunt again to come up with such a skinny figure, as it is certainly not the first time that he would have suffered for the sake of art,...More
"Pacemaker" steps up promotional campaign 2012/01/25, Source,
Several publicity activities have been conducted to support the nationwide release of Kim Myung-min's latest movie, "Pacemaker".
Dong Wha Pharma, one of the movie's major sponsors, distributed free Saeng Saeng Ton energy drinks to bus travelers going back to their ancestral hometowns for the holidays. The activity took place on Sunday, 22 January when most people were expected to travel home. The drinks were distributed on a first-come first-serve basis at the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal toll gate,...More
Go Ara: 'Life Is Series of Challenges' 2012/01/20, Source,
Actress Go Ara, who plays the female protagonist in the movies "Pacemaker" and "Papa - Movie", is only twenty two years old, but she has already appeared in nine dramas and movies up to now. She has grown up as a mature woman like the character who becomes attracted by internal beauty rather than outward appearance in the movie "Pacemaker" from a teenage girl who has her pulse quickened by a handsome boy in the drama "Sharp 1".,...More
This Week's Cultural News VCR2 2012/01/13, Source,
[SOV] [Interview : ] "I don't think that's right. That head is too small to be mine".
[Interview : ] "This isn't yours, Mr. Kang".
[Interview : ] "Just one more time"
[Interview : ] "How long do I have to live"
[Interview : ] "You could live up to three months",...More
Multiculturalism a New Theme in Korean Movies 2012/01/13, Source,
More and more Korean movies, including "Pacemaker" by director Kim Dal-joong that opens next Thursday, are taking on the theme of multiculturalism that is changing the face of Korean society. In 2010, one out of every 10 marriages involved a foreign spouse, while the number of children from multicultural families has grown seven-fold from 25,000 in 2006 to 160,000 in 2010. And this trend is being portrayed more frequently on the silver screen.
It was TV dramas that first dealt with the issue. The SBS dramas "Hanoi Bride" (2005) and "Golden Bride" (2007) featured a Korean man who married a Vietnamese woman. But the main focus of those soaps was mostly about the love between a man and a woman that transcended borders. They avoided dealing with the complex issues facing multicultural families. However, recent movies have shown more interest in depicting how families from different social and cultural backgrounds manage in Korean society,...More
K-celebrities now VCR1 2012/01/11, Source,
We go wherever the stars go! Here's the hottest entertainment news of the week! Let's go!
In showbiz, the best news is always about love.
This week, Hallyu star Jun Ji-hyun [전지현] formally announced that she's been hit with Cupid's arrow,...More
Big-budget films to open in 2012 2012/01/05, Source,
A scene from "The Thieves", which is expected to wow movie fans this year with its A-list cast. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won While 2011 saw the release of some novel, genre-defying works, not many local films aside from "Sunny - 2010" and "War of the Arrows" (a.k.a. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon") managed to draw crowds at the box office. This year, a lineup of big-budget films featuring the return of big stars await moviegoers,...More
Kim Myung-min: "I've got horse thighs!" 2012/01/04, Source,
"Pacemaker" had given Korean actor Kim Myung-min horse thighs!
At the recent press conference held on 3 January at the Lotte Cinema Konkuk University for Korean movie "Pacemaker", where Kim Myeong Min plays the role of a marathoner, the actor revealed that due to the movie, he developed muscular legs and thighs that can be compared to a horse! His old pants couldn't even fit him! ,...More
'Pacemaker' fetes unsung sports heroes 2012/01/04, Source,
(Above picture: Kim Myung-min, left, in scene from "Pacemaker" / Courtesy of Cinergy)
A boy from an impoverished family with a talent for running finishes second place in a race on purpose - in order to win the box of "ramyeon" (instant noodles) given to runners-up. He grows up to become a national marathoner but he is destined to hold himself back as he did in his childhood.
A "Pacemaker" is an athlete strategically thrown into sports competitions such as marathons and swimming in order to boost the frontrunner's record. In this case, the runner must halt at the 30-kilometer mark so that his teammate can take the crown at the end of the 42.195-kilometer marathon,...More
Actress Go Ara Becomes a Pole Vaulter in Film 2012/01/03, Source, 22-Year-Old Actress Gain 5-kg Weight for Film
South Korea's gracefully beautiful actress Go Ara has turned into a track and field athlete.
The 22-year-old actress appeared in a press conference for film preview "Pacemaker" held at Lotte Cinema's theater in Seoul's Jayang-dong on Jan. 3, 2012.
In the movie directed by Kim Dal-joong she appears as a pole vaulter representing South Korea.
She said that she practed with 8-kg dumbbell to appear in the film. She also gained a weight of 5 killo grams to fit in with the character needed in the film,...More
"Pacemaker" teaser poster unveiled 2011/12/02,
Dream Capture Studios on Thursday revealed the teaser poster for its upcoming movie "Pacemaker", which stars acclaimed Korean actor Kim Myung-min in the title role.
The poster features a full-body image of a sweaty Joo Manho (Kim Myung-min), a marathon runner. He is pictured in the middle of the road, presumably during a marathon race at the London Olympics 2012, with one hand resting on his knee and the other on his thigh,...More
First "Pacemaker" trailer to be released end November 2011/11/24, The first teaser trailer for sports movie "Pacemaker" will be released very soon.
MM Entertainment, Kim Myung-min's new company revealed that the award-winning actor, who plays lead character Joo Manho, recently finished recording the voice-over narration for the trailer which is expected to be released at the end of November. Korean theaters will start screening the movie on 19 January 2012,...More
"Pacemaker" back from London 2011/06/20, Source, Kim Myung-min and the rest of the cast and crew of movie "Pacemaker" are back in Korea last Tuesday, June 14th after a week of filming in Europe's most popular filming sites, London.
Majority of the scenes that were filmed in London were part of the London 2012 Olympic marathon race where Joo Man Hoo (Kim Myung-min) and Min Yun Ki (Choi Tae-joon) participate as representatives of the Republic of Korea,...More
A Marathoner's body? 2011/05/10, Source,
Latest stills from the set show Kim Myung-min with a toned body and no fat. Due to his ridgid training for "Pacemaker", his weight plunged down from 66 kilos in February, to currently 63 kilos.In an interview with MyungMin International on 2 May 2011, Kim Myung-min explained that he has now a marathoner's body, because he ran a distance of over 20 kilometers per day to prepare for the part of Pacemaker Man Ho,...More
Actors get sick while working out, 'why?' 2011/04/17, Source,
It's confusing if they are an athlete or an actor. Actors and actresses work hard to master a specific sport in a given amount of time for their roles in movies and dramas, beyond working out for their health,...More
Kim Myung-min turns to sports in his next project 2011/01/31, Source,
After the release of the Kim Myung-min's latest flick that is currently enjoying the top spot in Korean box office, the "Detective K" star has confirmed that his next project will be "Pacemaker", an inspiring (and fun) sports movie where he plays the title role.
[Note: A Pacemaker (sometimes called pacer or pacesetter) is an athlete who runs alongside a runner to help the runner maintain a particular speed that will take him to the finish line at the target time. Sometimes, a Pacemaker also functions as the runner's coach, motivator and tactician.],...More
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