Famed director Kim Ki Duk casts his newest film
Top Korean actress Lee Na Young is teaming up with top Japanese actor Joe Odagiri in a Kim Ki Duk film. Indie lovers rejoice!
(Although Kim Ki Duk is entirely underrated in his own native country, at least he’s gained much-deserved recognition outside of Korea as a premier arthouse director as the force behind such films as Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, 3 Iron, Samaritan Girl, and The Coast Guard.)
The film, Bi-mong, draws an unusual love story between a man believing dreams to be reality (Odagiri) and a woman who experiences (suffers from?) sleepwalking (Lee). She encounters the man’s dreams in her reality, and wanders among his dreams as a mysterious figure.
This will be Lee Na Young’s first project back after a year’s absence following her 2006 film Our Happy Time, aka Maundy Thursday, which also starred Kang Dong Won.
The article doesn’t give an indication of the language issue — does Joe Odagiri speak Korean? But then again, 3 Iron proved that Kim Ki Duk can work wonders without any words at all.
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