As a 1981-er, Kang Dong-won (Maundy Thursday) will have to enlist in his mandatory military service by the end of this year, which means that his most recent film, Sworn Brothers [의형제], will be his last. (He has another film still to come out, the fantasy-action movie Jeon Woo Chi, but that has already completed filming and will be released later this year.)
The action thriller stars Kang opposite top actor Song Kang-ho (Thirst) — and if the casting weren’t enough to grab your interest, it’s also directed by Jang Hoon, who filmed the So Ji-sub–Kang Ji-hwan action film Rough Cut. After four months of filming, Sworn Brothers finished its final shoot last week at Incheon International Airport.
In the film, Song Kang-ho is a former intelligence agent (“Han-kyu”) who was kicked out of his job six years ago following a suspicious event that unfolded in the heart of Seoul. Facing a similar situation north of the border, Kang Dong-won plays “Ji-won,” a North Korean spy who has also been cast out from his job, whose personality is described as cold on the outside, warm on the inside. The film explores the story of these two as they keep their former identities as enemies a secret from one another.
After director Jang sounded the final okay on set on its last shooting day, Song Kang-ho said, “The past summer was devoted to Sworn Brothers. I hope that audiences will enjoy our movie.” Kang Dong-won said, “Everyone worked extremely hard filming this movie. We’re fortunate to have filmed for four months safely without any accidents. I hope that the result is as strong as our efforts in shooting the film.”
Sworn Brothers now heads into post-production, and aims for an early 2010 release.
Via My Daily
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