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Song Kang-ho and Yoo Ji-tae hold premiere of "Antarctic Journal" in Japan

2005/08/12 Source

Actors Song Kang-ho and Yoo Ji-tae held a press conference for their film "Antarctic Journal (Namguk Ilgi)" (directed by Yim Pil-sung, produced by Sidus Co., Ltd.) in Tokyo on August 10 prior to its opening on 27th in Japan.

According to Sankei Sports as of August 11, Song Kang-ho, who has visited Japan again in one and a half year, said, "I decided to appear, as I think it is actor's nature to challenge new character". At the press conference, Song also drew attention by complimenting his fellow actor, saying that Yoo is even more handsome and talented than Yonsama, which is a term of endearment for the actor, Bae Yong-joon in Japan, because he had walked 25 kilometers a day to prepare for his role in the film.

Song commented that 'Antarctic Journal' may look like a human drama about perseverance and achieving goals; however, it is actually a film that examines serious issues about human nature, which are revealed beyond the arctic setting. According to Yoo, "It is not so-called 'audience-friendly', yet there must be something you can feel the same".

Mixing the genres of thriller and horror, the film is a fictional account of a South Korean exploring team that sets out to reach the Pole of Inaccessibility, or the point most remote from all coasts of Antarctica. On their journey to the destination, they confront a series of mysterious accidents.

To create the spectacular setting and atmosphere of Antarctica, the film was largely shot in New Zealand last year and was later combined with the scenes that were shot in artificial indoor sets using the latest computer graphic technology.

Before its release last May in Korea, 'Antarctic Journal' had drawn much media attention because of its 8.5 billion won ($8.5 million) budget and location in the South Island of New Zealand.

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