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Kang Dong-won and Song Hye-gyo play young parents

Aw, this movie is so going to tug at the heartstrings. It’s been teased that Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows) would be starring in the new movie Dugeun Dugeun My Life (dugeun is the sound of a heartbeat, like thump-thump) as a young mother, and along with her casting confirmation comes the news that Kang Dong-won (Psychic) will be playing her leading man. Now that is one good-looking couple.

The pair of actors have actually played lovers before, in the 2010 omnibus film Camellia–Love For Sale (the stills below are from their segment). This time they’ll be playing once-teenage parents who now face losing their teenage son. Kang Dong-won plays a character who was barely sixteen when his girlfriend became pregnant; Song Hye-gyo’s character is seventeen at the time. They have a son, but he’s born with progeria, a genetic condition that causes rapid aging. Fast-forward to seventeen years later, when the parents are in their early thirties and their son looks older than them, and faces death at just seventeen.

Directing is Lee Jae-yong of Actresses, and the movie is being produced by the company behind Jeon Woo-chi and All About My Wife. The movie is an adaptation of a bestseller by the same title, and will be a thoughtful human drama about delicate emotions, age, and family. And it’s called a cheerful uplifting movie rather than a melodrama, though I’m sure it won’t fail to wring tears. The actors will be playing very ordinary people who may be young and inexperienced, but are the best loving parents they know how to be. Though it goes without saying that no wisdom of age can ease the pain of being parents who must prepare for the death of their son.

Dugeun Dugeun My Life plans to start shooting early next year for a 2014 release.

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squee! kang dong won oppa, welcome back!

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IKR. SAME REACTION HERE! Kang Dong Won, can't wait to see you again! Though I remember he had a sageuk heist movie coming out late this year, or next year. Anyone heard any news about that?

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me too can he appear frequently now either movies or anything i just want to see his face visible in tv/big screen...miss this actor...

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I'm puzzled about how they will portray the son, since you can't just take an older person and say bam, they are really young but have progeria. It's not simply that they look old. They also look different. What I keep thinking of is that Robin Williams movie Jack from 20 years or so ago....I don't remember if they said he had progeria or if he just was described as aging rapidly, but they made no attempt to be consistent with someone who actually has progeria. It was still a touching movie, though I don't think that lack of authenticity really flies these days.

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A Bollywood film Paa has a similar storyline and the child was played by an older actor in his 60s......amazing acting....amazing film....

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omo a bollywood movie follower here? May I ask if you are from India, fellow kdrama/movie watcher?

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agreed. that movie had great acting. liked it a lot

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Yes Paa was a really good movie.

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Indian?

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They did it with 'Oh! Brothers', so I am guessing they'll do it again. I doubt they have a budget for the effects needed to make a person look at they should with Progeria, so it will be a case of an older actor pretending to be a child again.

Which does suck and makes me wonder why they did not just change the condition, since you can do a lot of the same things drama-wise with a teenager or young adult and any other health problem.

Still, these two are interesting to see as the parents, so maybe it will turn out well or maybe the Progeria bit will even be changed. We'll see.

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Yeah the Jack movie I don't think was progeria. However, for how Hollywood did a brilliant version of someone who is young but looks old, the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" had a baby born old who slowly gets more youthful as he ages. As an "old" child it definitely looked realistic.

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I looked up Jack - they were careful to say that he 'grows' at 4X normal but not that he 'ages' at 4X normal.

I saw BB and was thinking about that while I was wondering about this one - that was a bigger budget though I'm betting, and the old child was special effects if I recall correctly? I guess we will see!

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Sounds so gggooooooddddd!! I love heartfelt movies like this (i.e. miracle in cell no.7)

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This movie sounds so much like Hindi film Paa....

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Yeh bingo

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It does really sound like Paa

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Awww loved them together and can we have Han Suk Kyu to play the aging child?

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<3

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Wow..it sound soo much like Bollywood movie Paa...and if it's any where on that path it's going to be one hell of an tearjerker movie

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Yes! I love this man. Wish he would do a drama again one day.

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This is going to be a sad movie, I can already tell. It puts me in mind of that Robin Williams movie "Jack". That was a sad movie, and this will be too.

I like Song Hye-kyo, though I've only seen her in That Winter, The Wind Blows, and she was good in that. I'm not familiar with Kang Dong-won.

Still, sounds sweet, heart-breaking, and fantastic.

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We do much recommend him.

Familiarise yourself, and you shall not regret it.

:-)

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Yea verily, Alua doth speaketh truth.

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The truth and great wisdom are contained within Alua s words.

*sigh Kang Dong Won my first Korean actor love <3

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Ah I love their movie Camellia.. and they are gonna make another one...Gah.. this two should really announce that they are dating. hehehe I really wish they are dating... I can only imagine with these two as parents, their children would be effing beautiful!!!

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Yes, they'll make beautiful couple. I love them both since making the movie Camelia and secretly hoping they're dating but that time she was having a boyfriend, Hyun Bin. Don't kill me please, but I was happy when months later she broke up and then getting closer publicly to Kang Dong Won with him joining her agency. I do believe they're really dating now. Good job SHK & KDW. Can't wait for your beautiful babies :D

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I'm in. I'll have buckets ready for my tears though (no doubt about that).

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I keep thinking Samcheonpo in AM1994.

But based on the comments, it's not as simple as casting an older or older-looking actor for the role.

I don't know anything about the disease but I bet this is going to be a tearjerker. :(

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ohh..h0w i love KDW & SHG..Perfect pairing and awes0me chemistry..so giggle!! :-) im pretty sure they'll do justice for their characters..

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wow, I'm so looking forward to this movie. I love them in Camilla, I've never seen him kissing passionately with any other actresses in any of his drama n movies unlike the ones he shared with SHG.

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Did you watch his drama Magic (2004) ? He had some romance scenes in this one too :) His character is a jerk but I cannot hate him >.<

Indeed, he had great chemistry with SHG in Love for sale :) Happy that they act together in this project !!
I just can't wait to see KDW again in new projects !!

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I was confused for a second when it was suggested they will play young parents. In my head I was like but they look and are at the age where many have children so how can they be young parents. But I read the synopsis and got it. lol. I have to say that I am looking forward to this film.

I've watched a number of Progeria documentaries and its an intriguing genetic condition. For me I look forward to the child actor they cast as the son, that role will be the one to look out for. As well as handling the aging process since people diagnosed with Progeria do have certain physical traits.

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While I have liked several of KDW's films, never quite understood why he was considered a "heartthrob."

SHG is gorgeous.

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Why do I have a feeling that these two are secretly dating? :D

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Me too, it feels like he is waiting for her.

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I wish they were dating. I don't know KDW, but I love SHK. I just wish her the best of luck in finding Mr. Right! I think she has the most gorgeous face I've ever seen! Of course, this is just my opinion. The best of luck to both of them!

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OMG!!!

I've loved Kang Dong Won since Temptation of Wolves... at one point he was my ultimate k-actor bias.

I can't wait for this. I've watched all his movies and all I can say he gets better with every project that his done.

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I fell in love with Kang Dong Won with A Temptation of a Wolf too. He's one of my favorite actor and I've seen most of all his movie too.

I can't wait for this movie because I also love Song Hye Gyo. She is amazing.

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Kang Dong Won is ALL I NEED!

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joining the train of kang dong won fans!!!

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Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo! Indeed a good-looking couple. Can someone recommend some KDW dramas? I've never seen him in a drama.

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1% of Anything, where he played as a chaebol heir, who's a jerk. Like to yell and scream, and has zero patience.

He has a cousin, and both are kinda like in competition for family's inheritance.

His grandpa met a woman who is a school teacher. She's kind hearted, cute, and a bit clumsy at times. This teacher helped grandpa on his way to his wife's grave. She didn't know that he's head of a big company. And then grandpa announce to his grandsons, anyone who can married this teacher will get his inheritance.

And so, the journey begin, the jerk was humbled by a school teacher. I quite like it. Though KDW is so shouty, but the school teacher can hold her ground. Even KDW's character thought that the school teacher is a fox, who seduced old man. LOL.

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Sadly he rarely does dramas. Some of his dramas are nearly a decade ago like 1% of Anything, Magic..

But he has a lot of good movies. You can check those out! :)

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Any Kang Dong Won will always be in my list tbh. I am definitely in! I am so excited. It looks like it'll be a tear-jerker so I'll ready myself now. Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won looks so good together. Good looking couple indeed

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I think the plot has similarities with a indian movie Called Paa ....and it wad really heart warming movie.. I hope the kmovie is not copy paste of the indian one as I think this movie has lots of potential as it has already SGH and KDW

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OMG Cannot believe it I love both actors they are so good together cannot wait for this movie.

I am hoping that they are dating for real love themxx

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Having paired twice in a drama/project in K-entertainment is like wishing for a rain in a drought season..Anyways, I couldn't complain..Just that my eyes will hurt from all the pretty while watching..Cant wait for this...:)

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Like most of the people are saying the films sounds like the Hindi film Paa. The film was more focused on the Kid with progeria who was played by Amitabh Bachhan who is over 60 yrs of age. The parents were played by his real life son Abhishek Bachhan and actress Vidhya Balan and even though they did tremendous job, the real hero was the son. So I am wondering if the Korean film will show more of the parents' anguish or the son's sufferings... also they need to pick a really good actor- younger or older because it is not easy to play a role such as this. If they pick a real boy then the challenge will be the make-up and it may look to garish if not done well...whichever, it sure sound like a tearjerker premise.

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Any one know where/ how I can watch their movie Camilla on line? I've been searching for it for while now.

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awwwww cute cute cute!!! but yes, this definitely seems like a big tear jerker esp for the me TT cannot wait for this :D love both of our mains here hehe thanks for the news!

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OMG! Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Gyo!!!! <3

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Hot couple they got there!

I love Kang Dong Won, though I've only seen him in Temptation of Wolves, he's got this unexplicable charm that draws you to him...
And Song Hye-Gyo is... well, Song Hye-Gyo. Only seen her in Full House (aaand her little cameo role in the movie The Grandmaster) and she wasn't that impressive but I that film is worth watching just because these two beautiful people are paired x).

I hope I'll find this movie online easily ;p. Thanks for the news!

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Sounds like curious case of benjamin button kind of ordeal

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You guys talked about that Hindi Movie.. hurm, how come my tv station never aired that movie.

btw, what a pretty couple. can joo won become his younger self or what not. someone mention han Suk kyu as the child, i so agree with that.

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Oh I remember the mention of this movie from an earlier JB post. I am so glad it's going for the uplifting angle.
As to the casting, I am always a big fan of the incomparably beautiful (and talented) SHK. KDW would be the first time for me - heard all kinds of good things about him so looking forward to this!

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Thank you for this piece of news, girlfriday. With the scriptwriters, the director, the leading actor and actress and the novel the film is based on, I am quite hopeful that this will be a great movie.

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Oooohh, this one I'm looking forward to. Story seems heartwarming and SHK + KDW is good, good, good!

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What a wonderful news! Love their on-screen chemistry in Camellia. So excited for this movie. Yes, more KDW and SHK pairing please...

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two of my faves in one movie, too bad it's a drama, i want to watch them for long hours however i can't wait for this one! they look attractive together plus the story sounds interesting!

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Any update for the rest of the cast especially the son, who will play that role?

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Wow, I am so excited that LDG anf SHG is confirmed for a new movie. I love watching Camellia, they looked great together. It makes me wondet are they secretly dating since they are in the same agency???

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Wow, I am so excited that KDW and SHG is confirmed for a new movie. I love watching Camellia, they looked great together. It makes me wonder are they secretly dating since they are in the same agency?/?

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wow.... so many Indians into Korean movies!!!
That's good.
Bollywood hardly produces any interesting movies these days..

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