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Yoon Kye-sang in Phungsan Dog

Fans of Yoon Kye-sang, particularly those in love with his adorably nerdy doctor in current rom-com Best Love, may be interested in seeing a wholly different side to him in his upcoming movie Phungsan Dog. It comes from director Kim Ki-duk, who just won the top prize in Cannes International Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section for his movie Arirang.

He plays a mysterious man who travels from Seoul to Pyongyang, North Korea, delivering messages and packages from displaced North Korean refugees living in the South, or smuggling people from the North. The title of the movie comes from the name of a North Korean cigarette brand, which he smokes exclusively; it’s how Yoon’s character is referred, since he’s unidentifiable by name or birth or any other details.

The movie’s plot unfolds when he receives the order to extract the girlfriend (Kim Gyu-ri) of a high-ranking exiled North Korean official out of Pyongyang, all within a 3-hour time frame, leading to unforeseen complications. There’s a line in the trailer where the official notes sarcastically upon their return, “You sure have grown attached within three hours.”

Interestingly, Yoon Kye-sang doesn’t speak a single word in the film — which isn’t so surprising, I suppose, given that Kim Ki-duk’s riveting 3-Iron was nearly wordless as well, with lead actors Jae Hee and Lee Seung-yeon going nearly silent for its entire running time. Though we don’t see much of a dark side in Best Love, Yoon definitely has the ability to be fierce and intense when the occasion calls for it; I can see him commanding the screen without so much as a line of dialogue. (And that kiss! Eep, it’s pretty damn hot.)

Phungsan Dog will open on June 23.

Via Mk.co.kr

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YES!!! Angry Yoon! Kye! Sang!

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woot this sounds like an awesome movie!! its very controversial though...

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He's super cute and adorable in Greatest Love. I've never found him attractive before, but in GL he is. In these photos, not so much. I don't like the facial hair. Weird how much a character does for someones looks.

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I think he just won the PJ vs DK battle.. ^^keke

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*DJ

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oh yes the kiss looks hot. I guess if you are dying or in extreme situations, you must as well go for it and kiss your heart out!

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You should have seen the kiss he did in his first film - something about teenage boys doing ballet as background. His first kiss was so awesome - clumsy, sweet yet emotional - its really something.

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It's flying boys by Byeon Yeong-joo. Highly recommended! Now I just come to a realization that Actually YKS always chooses really exceptional and not necessarily popular projects. No wonder I sort of feel indifferent to Best Love although he is the only reason why I am watching Best Love. He is adorkable and his acting is awesome, and he probably is the strongest 2 male lead ever. Still, I prefer seeing him in some kind of non mainstream works. Alas. Such a dilemma. I hope that he can gain more popularity but I want him to keep that undiluted feel and genuine look that is so hard to find among Korean celebrities.

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YKS + Kim Ki-duk = must see!

Kim Ki-duk's stuff (even if it is just as producer/writer) isn't for everyone so fan girls be warned!

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This looks awesome!!! I really enjoyed 3- iron when I saw it so I hope I would get to see this as well.
And may I say Yoon Kye-sang rawr!

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From Road No. 1, Yoon Kye Sang's dramatic acting chops tend to fall short...I like him best when he does comedy. So no excitement for this movie :(

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Really? I think he is good in Road No. 1! As I read from the news, the film critics already gave positive responses to his acting in this film after watching the entire completed film, describing that YKS delivers a great performance for the hallow and painful feeling of an exile ( the main character). Anyway, I have confidence in YKS since he just gets better and better.

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Why is it that he isn't in my bed right now??

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because he is in mine xD

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This movie looks intense...this is definitely not our sweet Pil joo. I'm always amazed at the range of some actors.

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rawr.... just rawr.

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rawr.... just rawr.

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Jb,
Did you know YKS also has movie that recently came out on dvd where he plays opposite of Jung Yoo-mi? It looks like a slowly paced indie type movie about a breakup and relationships. I know you are a fan of her so thought I would mention. :)

http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Come_v__Closer.php

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HOLY MUTHA ALL THAT IS GOOD AND WTF HE'S LOOKIN TOO SMOKIN HAWT OH MYY GOD WHY. *MY HEART DEUGUN DEUGUNNNNNN!!!!*

MEN WITH FACIAL HAIR. *I'm a suckerrr for it, i knw*

DAYUMMMM. Why this has to pop up now i won't see the nerdy doc in the same waaaay again. *HEARTBREAAAAK*

*reverts back to images of CSW with facial hair**immediately calms down*

BE STILL MY HEART! @[email protected]''

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I absolutely love YKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is such a good actor....

Not boring and not girly like those sweetie looking korean actor...

He is soooo macho and good looking..

HE should be more famous..

I will always support him...

I love you Yoon Kye Sang!!! I will pray for yu!!

I wish you all the very best in life!

Love ya
xxxxxxxxxx

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HOT DAMN!!! I'd never seen Yoon Kye-sang before Best Love, so this is an eye-opener! He's such an adorable nerd there, but now I'm hot-flashing all over the place!

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please please connect to Mr.yoon kye sang and send his email for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OMO.OMO.OMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just finished watching this the other week and I was like "WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YKS OPPA!!!!!!HOW CAN YOU BE THAT HOT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

PLUS THE FACT THAT I'VE SEEN HIM NAKED!!!!!!! OHHHHHHH MMMYYYYYYYYYYY GAWWWWWWDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!! (~swoon`)

Okay, It's getting hot in here whenever I think of that scene ( rather it's me who's getting hot...can't blame me coz he's sooooooooooooo yummmyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! hehehe!

Anyweiz, aside from the reasons i've mentioned, I heart this movie because of the plot itself.
It's just not about ur any love story but also a serious issue about the SOKOR and NOKOR.
I had goosebumps when I watched the scene when they tortured YKS. I emphatize and symphatize on his character.

Yoon Kye Sang is such an absolutely talented, ultra amazing, very much 1st rate, gifted actor. ( sorry bout the adjectives but u know can help it)

Jongmal nomu nomu nomu nomu SARANGHAMNIDA KYESANGSHI!!!!!!!

FIGHTING!!

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