Trailer for Kim Tae-hee’s Grand Prix
I’ll admit I haven’t been particularly interested in the horse-racing movie Grand Prix, which stars Kim Tae-hee (IRIS) and Yang Dong-geun (I Am Sam) as jockeys. However, the poster and trailer are out, and I am pleasantly surprised — the film looks better than I’d expected. It even sent a few shivers down my spine (yay for smart insert song selection).
The trailer starts with Kim Tae-hee’s voiceover: “To be honest, I’m scared. But I want to go anyway. Let’s race toward the end.” Toward the end, she says, “Have faith. In me… and you.”
And dare I say that for the first time, Kim seems to be acting? Kim Tae-hee is one of those actresses I like but whose work really hasn’t been commensurate with her level of success. She’s an undisputed CF queen and seems incredibly sweet and humble, but I’ve been disappointed in all her roles. I know this is only a 1-minute trailer, but I wonder if she’s finally starting to break through… I’d love it if that were true.
Grand Prix is planning for a September release.