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The Thieves sells abroad, prepares for the big swindle

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for the stylish caper movie The Thieves to come out, so I’m just about bouncing in my seat to see the new posters and stills from the upcoming movie about a diamond heist set in a Macau casino.

The grand-scale theft is the work of ten professionals, led by mastermind Lee Jung-jae (The Housemaid) and including Jeon Ji-hyun (Blood: The Last Vampire), Kim Hye-soo (Villain and Widow), Kim Soo-hyun (The Moon That Embraces the Sun), and Oh Dal-soo (Thirst). You’ve got your brains, your safe-cracker, your acrobatic swindlers, your scene-stealers; all the moving parts of a smooth heist machine. Or so goes the hope; no caper ever goes according to plan, after all. In the plot, the Korean thieves team up with a group of Chinese thieves, who include actors Simon Yam and Angelica Lee.

The movie’s making no bones about this being a Korean version of Ocean’s Eleven, so originality of the premise is hardly its primary concern. What it does aim for is an entertaining, fast-paced fun ride showcasing a wide range of talents, and with this cast I can see it happening. I hope. Fingers crossed.

The film is drawing some strong preliminary buzz, and last month at the European Film Market in Berlin, The Thieves sold foreign rights to several markets on the strength of that anticipation, without teasers or stills. The four foreign markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. At the Hong Kong Filmart opening today, they’ll be hoping to sell more rights, to major distributors in China, Japan, North America, and Europe.

It’s the fourth feature film from director Choi Dong-hoon, who was behind some big hits like Tazza and Jeon Woo Chi — so the man definitely knows how to convey style and action in a sexy way. Gah, this movie needs to premiere already. Sadly, we will have to wait for summer to bring its release.

Via My Daily

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eeeeeeeee can't wait!!

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Yeah, I want this.

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i wanna watch this!!
lee jung jae and kim soo hyun!
oh man!

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wow, first a suzy news now kim soo hyun. what a coincident. all we need next is han ga in. haha

i've been wondering when this movie will release, thank god it finally came. the poster looks really cool. i get ocean' movies vibe.

<3 smoldering hot kim soo hyun, love love

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All I see is the ripple in KSH's arm!!!!!!! Me likeee!!!!!

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Gawd Kim Hye Soo is beyond gorgeous! Seriously, what is her secret.

I really wanna watch this!

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How do you guys watch Korean films? I watch dramas online, and buy DVDs of my favorites, but have no idea where to find the films! I'm in Chicago. Any ideas/suggestions? I do watch with English subtitles (though would be open to watching without them).

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there's a pretty good selection on http://www.ionair.tv I watched Penny Pincher Romance, Detective K, Cyrano Agency and Crucible on there. You have to be patient , but neither Penny Pincher or Crucible was all that old before it was on there.

Netflix has some stuff, mostly horror flicks though. And dramacrazy.net has some also, I think....

I would think Chicago would have a theater that shows foreign films, I knew the SF Bay area has a couple that show Asian films, but we have a very large Asian population.

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Hulu.com, Netflix.com, Ionair.tv, crunchyroll.com, viki.com, mysoju.com, dramafever.com - these are all streaming sites; there are others (LOTS of others) but off the top of my head I don't remember if they're just dramas or also have movies.

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http://www.1channel.ch/

Select "korean" under the genre drop down menu.

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Film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Always fun when the casts show at the premiere screenings. Also in NYC the Korea Society has films and there have been Korean Movie screenings at Tribeca Cinemas. Online, Netflix has a growing number...

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Love the first poster. It reminds me of the original Thomas Crown Affair, which is a good thing because I really liked that movie. I always love a good caper film so I'm excited for this one, especially since it has such a great cast.

Here's hoping it lives up to it's potential!

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I have been dying for this movie to be released forever and a half!!!! GAAAH! This cast!

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also is that a hint of a moustache that Lee Jung Jae is sporting??

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The cast makes my heart speed up with their individual awesomeness...
I hope to see a LJJ vs KSH experience/wisdom vs smarts/youth showdown.

NORTH AMERICA!!!!
Come to NORTH AMERICA!

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Yes, yes yes!!!! North America!!!!!! I will do anything to watch this movie here

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@Jomo, I'm really hoping it will be showing at AMC Yonge/Dundas or Cineplex Yonge & Sheppard in Toronto. I'll be keeping an eye out for this. It looks so cool and a lot of fun!

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I will meet you there!!!

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OMG are you guys in the Toronto area? I'll join you guys :)

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Seriously, we could have a dramabeans movie outing! lol

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kim soo hyun's body...omg

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RIGHT?! All I could think of when reading this post was "arms..."

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me too!!! i want to see that in a kdrama. I hope he will do something right away =)

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If this is coming out in the summer, I can go see it while I'm in Korea!!! /triumphantfistpump

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Jeon Ji Hyeon has some seriously amazing legs.

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yesss! she's always had a killer body. omg her and lee jung jae. damnnn

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Cooooool.

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My main problem with the Ocean's Eleven was the fact that none of the thieves were women - there was no logical reason for that - except Hollywood's fear of kick-ass gals.
Obviously this film is fixing that issue.

O Big Swindle where art thou? In Canada, very soon, I hope...

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Or the fact that the Asian in Ocean's 11 was the stereotypical short, little Asian guy who spoke broken English.

This looks promising.

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So true. The fucking hollywood is so sexist and racist.

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It has such a dumb name though- it sounds so cheesy lol

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KIM HYE SOO... my woman crush, could go lesbian for her lol cant wait !
i loved Jeon woochi
KIM SOO HYUN, Lee Jung-jae, Oh Dal-soo !!<3 that is too much hotness and GREAT ACTING for me to handle WOW

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WANT. Ahhhhh this looks like so much fun!

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Simon Yam!!!!! I love him!!!

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Gosh, the cast is a killer! Want to watch it like, right now! Happy to see Kim HyeSoo and Kim JaeSook here, i really like these two actresses =)

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AAAAAAH! That poster! Too many amazing actors/actresses in one movie, really. I definitely cannot wait! :)

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Can't wait! How long has it been!!!!!!!!

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Love Simon Yam as a badarse; he's amazing as a swindler. I wonder how Angelica Lee can hold her presence in front of all the other scene-stealers? This is gonna be interesting.

Oh, JJH has her arm wrapped around KSH... will there be romance between them in the film? KHS is so sultry, I expect to see at least bare collar bones or bare shoulders from her. I like the actor I recognize in Salamander Guru; he's very good. LJJ better show some shower scene abs dripping wet. LOL! I better stop my projections for this film, and wait for all the juicy surprises.

Ooo, can't wait!

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Its coming to my country!! yay! finally something that i wanted to watch.

Is summer here already?!

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definitely gonna watch..ocean's is my fav..

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i see arms , seriously toned arms , ksh is gyahhhhhhhhhhhhh
the cast is amazing , even if the story aint gonna be original or anything , i'm sure the acting would blow our minds away
is kim hye soo seriously in her 40s ?? cuz she is lookin' too fine for her age

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I have too see bare-arm Kim Soo Hyun. Haha.

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Ooo.. amazing casting. Can't wait for the movie. Same director for movie Jeon Woo Chi. I just watch the movie last night. This might be off topic but Kang Dong Wan is just awesome.. why he so cute. when he's going to return from the army? and speaking of time travelling, I really hope watching Rooftop Prince would have the same feeling like Jeon Woo Chi when he was release after 500 year trap in a drawing and the way he react at the modern seoul. It's so funny.....

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So aka the Korean OCEAN'S ELEVEN?

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Omg. Finally. I've been waiting for this movie to be released since you first mentioned it!

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Wow, Kim Soo hyun's muscles has gone big. when did it happened!!! I want to see him in more action dramas!!!

May i know who is the guy on the farther left of the picture?

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EXCITEDDDDD.

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Kim Soo Hyun since when?!
I mean, arms...look at those ARMS!

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I know! I got surprised too. O_o

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already drooling....lee jung jae and kim soo hyun

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Zampano looks more like Samdong. :O Omona those arms grew muscles since when!

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superb cast + girls kicking ass

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Wow! Great cast. I can't wait...hope it's fun!

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the second poster looks kinda lame(?)

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Oh My....do those arms belong to soohyun?!

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I was looking through the movie synopsis and it seems like it's going to be action-packed and comical as well. LOL, what kind of characters names can be: Pepsi, Popeye, Anycall, etc.? And Kim Soo Hyun's character's name is Zampano, haha :D

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ugh! why is summer so far away?!

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....guys really love this movie ...and want to download it....where can we download this movie? can you help me please.....

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where i can watch this movie with Eng.Sub?

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