Yoo Ah-in and Kim Hae-sook as mother and son
Is this the big thing lately — mother-son, father-daughter pairings? It sure seems that way in Chungmuro anyway, not that cute parent-child pairs will ever have me complaining. This time it’s Yoo Ah-in (Fashion King) and Kim Hae-sook (Thieves) in a new movie called Kkang-chul-ie, named for Yoo Ah-in’s character in the film, who looks after his mom who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It sounds like an upbeat story despite that, and well, just take a look at Kim Hae-sook in that sidecar and tell me that’s not the cutest thing ever.
The latest project from director Ahn Kwon-tae (Eye for an Eye, My Brother) stars Yoo Ah-in as Kang-chul, a young man who lives with his mom in Busan, and struggles to take care of the bills working odd jobs about town. Kim Hae-sook stars as Mom, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, but is single-minded in her love and devotion to her son. The problem starts when Kang-chul can’t afford the hospital bills for Mom’s treatments anymore, and has to turn to the mob. Oh dear.
Kim Jung-tae (Dream High 2) and Kim Sung-oh (Secret Garden) play a pair of mobsters and brothers to whom Kang-chul turns when he needs money. Something tells me this is going to be a funny pair of gangster brothers, just by casting alone. Lee Shi-un (Answer Me 1997) plays Kang-chul’s childhood best friend, and Jung Yumi (I Need Romance 2012) plays Kang-chul’s love interest, a young woman on a solo vacation to Busan, who meets Kang-chul and gives him some hope.
It’s a great cast and I really liked Yoo Ah-in as Wandeuki, and Kkang-chul-ie doesn’t sound too different from that kid. (I’m just going to pretend that Fashion King never happened. This land of denial is a happy place. Come, join me.)
Kkang-chul-ie plans to premiere in 2013.
Via My Daily
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