Expect the unexpected from Park Chan Wook
Stylistically forward director Park Chan Wook has made a name for himself both domestically and internationally with such films as Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Cyborg Girl, and JSA (Joint Security Area). Gong Hyo Jin was most recently in the acclaimed 2007 drama Thank You and won a Korean Film Award for her supporting role in the film Happiness, and her resume is full of noteworthy roles, including but not limited to Ruler of Your Own World, Sangdoo Let’s Go To School, Taekwon Girl, and A Good Day to Have an Affair.
And now they join together in Park’s newest film as a producer (though not director): “an unconventional comedy film made by unconventional people,” Hongdangmu, or loosely, Scarlet Blush (Gong Hyo Jin’s character is an unpleasant sort whose face is always flushed red). Gong’s character tries to deter the attentions of a man who harbors a one-sided affection toward her (actor Lee Jong Hyuk of A Dirty Carnival, Green Rose, Crazy in Love), and enters into a wary alliance full of ulterior motives with his loner daughter in order to ward him off.
Billed as a provocative screwball comedy, the film began filming on the 6th and is based on a multi-award-winning short film, How Is It, Whatever It Is, by director Lee Kyung Mi in her debut directorial project.
The film is planned for release sometime in the first half of 2008.
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