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Sector 7 (7광구)

7광구 (7-gwang-goo)

Directed by Kim Ji-hoon (김지훈)

Screenplay by

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112min | Release date in South Korea :

Three-dimensional films have become a dime a dozen in Hollywood, but they are still untapped territory in Korea, which makes the release of “Sector 7” significant in Korean film history. And “Sector 7” is hoping to pave the way for 3-D film market in Korea.
The film depicts the crew of an oil drillship that battles a sea monster that has been transformed by a virus.
“Sector 7” is unique in that it features a female warrior as the lead, which is hard to find in most Korean films. Actress Ha Ji-won, who played a stunt woman in the drama series “Secret Garden” earlier this year, goes further than that in “Sector 7.”
To better express her character, Hae-jun, who spends most of her time at sea, Ha learned to scuba dive and got a motorcycle license.
She also did most action scenes without a stunt double.
A majority of the scenes were shot in a studio in Paju, Gyeonggi, and they were later completed with heavy computer graphics. It took five years including pre-production to complete “Sector 7.”
The actors, who had no previous experience with 3-D films, had trouble finishing each scene. The film also stars established actors Ahn Seong-gi and Oh Ji-ho as members of the drillship crew.
“Sector 7” is available with English subtitles at Myeongdong Station, Guro, Gangnam and Yongsan CGVs.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Sector 7": A Host of Issues

    Korea's first big budget 3D feature failed. The extreme hype and mass marketing served only to raise the film to a height from which it was destined to fall from. The success it received in its opening week was a good start to Kim Ji-hoon's monster flick but once word got out of the film's many failings, its numbers dropped sharply as a result of the scorn it received from critics and the public alike. "Sector 7" was a huge disappointment and the degree to which it fell short of glory is staggering. Before I dive into the criticism, let's first look at an area where the film did well, or at least showed the most potential. "Sector 7" had a number of things going for it, the most exciting of which was its premise. Sector 7 is an actual Joint Development Zone (JDZ) involving both Korea and Japan respectfully. Japan has shown little interest in it but the area has represented the hopes of Korea to become energy independent. Oil is the desire in the film and it carries not only the characters' hopes but the nation's as well. The oilrig tasked in finding the black gold is manned with individuals who strive to make a success out the exploration project. But, when a mysterious creature starts terrorising the rig, the needs of the crew suddenly become much simpler,...More

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 Produced by
 JK Youn (윤제균)
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112 min Digital 3D Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2011/08/04
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.09.04 : 2,239,331 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.28 : 2,237,865 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.21 : 2,208,902 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.14 : 2,046,073 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.07 : 1,361,004 admissions (total)
As of 2011.07.31 : 10,361 admissions (total)

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I Love it. Do not be dissuaded by the negative comments and just watch the film. It is awesome.
2011-11-10 12:07:22
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