Chun Jung Myung’s twisted fairy tale
Baby-faced actor Chun Jung Myung‘s last project before beginning his military service early next year will be the soon-to-be-released film Hansel and Gretel, which opens on December 27.
The film is described as starting with the jumping-off point of “What if Hansel and Gretel hadn’t returned home, and had to live on in the forest on their own?” in a macabre fairy tale.
His character, “Eun Su,” finds himself lost in a forest after an accident and comes upon three children living in a house deep in the woods. Although he tries to escape the labyrinthine forest, understanding and warm-hearted Eun Su worries about leaving the children behind.
He’s spent the last three months filming the movie and even sustained a finger injury, acting without the hesitance one might expect from someone about to enter military service. It’s his first time working with children actors, with whom he grew close while filming. Even now, he exchanges text messages regularly with his younger co-stars, and he had strong words of praise for them: “They’re not just child actors, they’re my colleagues. Even working late into the night, the kids didn’t give up and kept going through the end, doing their best even while rubbing their eyes sleepily. I learned a lot from them.”
I’m pretty easily freaked out by horror or suspense films, but I have to admit it sounds (and looks) pretty interesting, if kind of creepy…
SONG OF THE DAY
I.F. (Infinite Flow) – “길을 잃어버리다” (Losing my way) [ zShare download ]
“The fairy tale isn’t over yet…”
About Hansel and Gretel:
“On his way to meet his mother who’d left when he was young, Eun Su loses his senses in an accident. In the dark night, he opens his eyes in the forest, and finds in front of him a young girl. Like one entranced, Eun Su follows her to a “Happy Children’s House” where three children live. Like walking into a picture book, the house is a child’s heaven, filled with toys and sweets. But the phone doesn’t work, and however one searches the forest, there’s no exit to be found.
“Though nobody comes and goes, the table is always full of food, a peculiar crying noise sounds from the attic, and as though it’s informing the children, the mazelike forest always leads back to the house. From within these inexplicable happenings, Eun Su begins to sense these children harbor a secret. The mother fears the children, the father encounters one misfortune after another and disappears after leaving a note, and the children just make explanations that don’t ease his doubt. A few days later, just as though the children had planned it, another adult who’s lost his way appears at the house, and Eun Su’s nervous fears grow even deeper…”