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Song Kang-ho, a spy or not, in Age of Shadows

Espionage thriller Age of Shadows is coming out this September, starring actors Song Kang-ho (Sado) and Gong Yoo (Train to Busan). It has been the focus of much attention due to the fact that it’s the first Korean-language movie project to be financed by Warner Brothers. Age of Shadows takes place during the period of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

The basic plot line of Age of Shadows is based on a real event in history when eighteen men from the underground Korean independence movement were caught trying to smuggle in sophisticated bombs from overseas. At that time, Korea’s military technology was still in nascent development stages so any attempts to resist the heavily armored Japanese were nearly futile. In the movie, Gong Yoo is one of the leaders of Euiyeoldan, the main Korean freedom fighter organization featured. Due to his anti-Japanese activities, Gong Yoo’s character is a wanted fugitive. Song Kang-ho, on the other hand, plays a Joseon-heritage policeman who works for the Japanese but claims to want to help Euiyeoldan.

In this precarious situation where trust is a paramount matter of life and death, they make a shaky alliance to attain their shared objective: liberation for the Korean people. In the middle of their operation, everything goes south, and Japanese soldiers are suddenly hot on their heels. A mole has leaked information to the Japanese, so their position is compromised. Who was it? Has Song Kang-ho been hiding his pro-Japanese sympathies? Is he actually a Japanese plant? Or is it another who has betrayed the independence fighters?

Age of Shadows marks a reunion for Chungmuro giants Song Kang-ho and director Kim Jee-woon. In the past, they worked together on several acclaimed movies such as The Good, the Bad, the Weird, The Foul King, and The Quiet Family. Another favorite go-to actor of Kim Jee-woon’s, Lee Byung-heon (Inside Men), will be making a cameo appearance in Age of Shadows as a Korean independence fighter.

In addition, you can see Han Ji-min (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) in the latest trailers looking beautiful and lethal, and Shin Sung-rok (King’s Face) as one of the independence fighters. Already, Age of Shadows is being touted as the next Assassination, which was last year’s huge blockbuster period film that was a hit amongst both domestic and international audiences.

Period spy film Age of Shadows will premiere in Korea on September 7.

Via Sports Chosun

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This sounds quite good,not mentioning the A list actors, in charge with Song Kang Ho,such a amazing cast...It does sound a bit like Assassination in terms of betrayer but i still can't wait to be suprised by it

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I dont want to diss The Assassination because i havent seen it, or its director who made a fav of film of mine in Woochi but to me its a whole another level or two when its Kim Jae-Won is a world class director who has done many great korean films like A Bittersweet Life, I Saw The Devil etc who often works with huge talents like Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun.

The director is the real draw for me he can do great things with Song Kang Ho, Gong Yoo.

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More than sure the plot won't be like the one mentioned and i also have my faith up there but till seeing it it sure has some small things in commun yet again i doubt the director will follow the same path as the first one

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This sounds really good with an awesome cast. It will be interesting to see how it performs in the box office and how that will shape future investments by companies like WB.

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This has half the budget with one heavy weight A list star (Song Kang-ho) compared to Assassination.
I hope WB is letting Kim Jee-woon do his job his way.

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Wow, maybe I've watched Gaksital one too many times, read Song Kang-Ho's name as "Kang-to".

This movie ll

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Oops, got cutoff there.

This move looks nicely produced. I'm liking the plot, actors, cinematography, and fashion so far. Hope it does well.

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I really want to see this in a theater! I don't think there are any U.S. release dates yet...so cruel. :-)

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Beautiful stills. Deep tones lush. Has a good mystery look.

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Gong Yoo - swoon ??
Gong Yoo in suits - double SWOONS ????

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Aww Gong Yoo! <3

And I'm going out on a limb by saying this... the mole is most likely SSR, just because it'd seem a waste to have him as just an independence fighter. He's gotta put those sharp glares to good use.

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You know what? That's what came into my mind when I read "a mole" and "SSR plays an independence fighter", he's a mastermind after all.

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Will watch this for gong yoo, if they're showing it nearby. GY was great in train to busan:)

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This looks phenomenal! My hubby, Gong Yoo is on a roll this year, I'm so proud of him!

I've been hearing really, really good things about Train to Busan even from critical movie buffs so I'm really excited to watch it! I've been starving for a good zombie flick.

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Breathtaking stills.

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Gong Yoo is on a roll.....

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Hmm-hmmm Mr. Gong yoo is looking good in those outfits...

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Gorgeous, gorgeous ,GORGEOUS!! The costumes,the stills,the set are wow! Plus Gong Yoo is really working that stache,they all are. I can't seem to sport Shin Song Rok though.

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A homage to Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows? Anyway, although I'm glad that Kim Jee Woon has reunited with Song Kang Ho (a far cry from Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville), their last collaboration The Good The Bad and The Weird was a bit disappointing.

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Gaaahhhh Gong Yoo so dapper!!!

Why do they do this to us... When i am still nursing Gong Yoo zombie withdrawals after its recent release in my country! Now i have to pray and hope they release this too soon in Singapore! The stills and outfits and the era is so for me!

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