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Coffee’s action-packed trailer and comic-inspired posters

Now THIS looks cool. The trailer and posters are out for the historical spy movie Coffee, which are totally different from what I was expecting, but in the best way — it’s historical action with a twist. And the character posters have a comic book feel that is totally different from what I thought this movie would be, but I’m digging the stylized look.

The preview is below, and what starts out as simple coffee-break happytime for Emperor Gojong soon takes an intrigue-filled turn when spies start running wild and people start dying. The background is late Joseon Dynasty, but the ambiance is total modernized thriller, with a stylish fusion bent.

It’s like Joseon by way of The Good, The Bad, The Weird — the “kimchi Western” action film set in 1930s Manchura — which is a good thing, since Good-Bad-Weird, or as the Koreans call it, Nom-Nom-Nom, was a rollicking good time.

Coffee is the name of the film, but the word used is an old Russianized version of the word, Gabi. In the movie, Gabi/Coffee is also the name of the operation to assassinate the Korean emperor via his coffee, which is how our barista/spy Kim So-yeon is brought into the plot. She partners with Ilyich (Joo Jin-mo), a double agent with ties to Japan and Russia, and the trailer ends with their mission informant telling them that once Operation Coffee is under way, they must pretend to be strangers. Yoo Sun plays Sadako, a woman who turns her back on her own country and sides with the Japanese.

Coffee opens in March, and I can’t wait to see it.

Via Newsen

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THOSE POSTERS ARE SO COOOL /all caps for wonderment.

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do you by any chance know the artist? I'd love to know...

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Except the one of Kim So Yeon looks absolutely nothing like her.

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Thanks for highlighting & sharing this, javabeans. Love the comparison with GBW.. a really good thing, indeed! Hope Coffee will be a lot of fun to watch.. the main cast is already a win-win!

Movie started filming in March 2011.. finally, it'll be released in March 2012.. Kim So Yeon-ssi, fighting!

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One word: Awesome. Been waiting for a long time for the movie.

Kim So Yeon, one of my favourite Korean actresses.

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Looks cool! But Kim So Yeon is scary-skinny. Looks unhealthy, her face looks like she is just bones with skin:(

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Wow!!! Loving the posters!!! Makes me wish this was a TV Drama series instead of a movie!!!

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Waaaaa!!! It looks great! I love the posters! :3

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This looks like its going to kick some $$ out of your pockets! Hopefully it'll be that good yo!

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I love it too!!! I love the last one best!!!

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The color palette for the set direction is really cool! Lots of white, which usually sucks the depth out of anything, looks great against the browns, golds, and reds.

This looks great!

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Just striking cinematography - it feels like the scenes are set within paintings.
Gorgeous.

Oooooh, and that voice. KSY is killing me!

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Oooo...me likee. Cool, stylish with great action? I'm in.
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Wow, the poster is nice. When I am free, I will be a copy artist!! KSY is cool!!

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The trailer makes me wanna watch this so bad!

On another note, the soundtrack in the trailer reminded me of 2NE1's I am the Best :P. They could have jumped out and started singing '내가 제일 잘나가!'

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Kim So-yeon <3. Gorgeous with acting talent.

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i totally agree!! i wish i could see this.. :( but i doubt i will be able to until like 6 months later. :(

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Is it me or does one of the dudes look like Phillip Lee- Director dude in Secret Garden..

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This is already giving me life,can't wait
Kim So-yeon<333

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WONDERFUL posters!!!

love to see KSY in a drama but a movie is good too!

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I love Kim Soyeon and this looks interesting!
I just wanted to say that the name of the Russian spy is strange. There is no such Russian first name but it's like father's name. I mean full Russian name consists of surname, first name and father's name. Ilyich also makes me think about Lenin(it's his father's name)..

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Can't wait to see Kim So-Yeon again.

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THE POSTERS LOOK SO AMAZING! Thank you JB!! :D

Kim So Yeon & Joo Jin Mo <3!

I wish I could watch this the day it comes out!

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This looks fantastic!!

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This film looks pretty exciting. I wasn't expecting the trailer to be that...modern. Loved the music they used. I just hope the movie matches the trailer.

That being said: WOW. Joo Jin Mo looks so hot!

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eek!!
SO frickin' cool...

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JJM oppa! :) love him! :) can't wait to see this one. KSY - she' hit or miss for me depending on her role. But this one looks very good.

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Wow the posters look awesome! I definitely will be watching this for Kim So-yeon!

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Argh! My "gotta-find-out-if-it's-as-awesome-as-it-looks-so-I-can-dig-for-english-subs" list keeps getting longer and longer. The costuming alone is a marvel to behold, not to mention the sets, hair, make-up...just overall gorgeous. Fingers crossed you'll do a movie review for this.

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How much's the production costs of Coffee? The atmosphere's stunning, but the distance shots of scenery looked... easy to low-end.
KSY is legit, the trailer's promising, great to see some russian/japanese mixed into it. Would have been nicer if they casted actors from there, making a movie ethnically diverse doesn't have to be too difficult or an afterthought (such as trainwrecks like The Last Airbender or Memoirs of Geisha, however mind-blowingly beautiful America tried to package them). Well, the background's late Joseon Dynasty here, so whatever.

semi-OT: Park Yong-woo's movie Papa just opened in cinemas across korea.

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This looks so fricking cool! I can't wait to watch it!

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My goodnese Kim So Yeon, she literally takes my breath away!

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I am SO looking forward to seem Kim So-yeong being a badass.

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I am SO looking forward to seeing Kim So-yeong being a badass.

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Gorgeous!

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Wow. Looks exciting! kaedejun must be thrilled to see Kim So-yeon! The artwork is amazing.

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gaaahhhhh Kim So-yeon. She had to have been a spy in her past life. She kicks ass at it!

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OMO hot HOT HOT!!!!!! KSY IS jjangggg

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OOOH -EEEE-YEAAAHHH! im excited. just a little.

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the posters, the scenery, the camera shots- they all look INCREDIBLE.
The colors are so vibrant and crisp. They can both blend together and contrast to provide different values.
I'm looking forward to seeing this. :)

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wow KSY looks diff

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on the poster i mean

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the posters looks so awesome!

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Woohooo. March! Can't wait to see this, tooo!

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This looks damn awesome, on my to watch list~

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Joo Jinmo and Kim Soyeon need to hook up. They'd make the most gorgeous babies.

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My Soyeon SO HOT!!
Joo Jin Moo as well looks high charisma then previous
Good luck Coffee. Can't wait!!

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Can't wait to see this movie.. A brilliant pairing of Kim So Yeon and Joo Jin Moo...

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