Choi Woo-shik headlines film as teenage rebel
You know I love my heartbreaking high school stories about teenage bad boys. Here’s another one to keep an eye out for: Choi Woo-shik (Covertly Grandly, Rooftop Prince) has landed his first leading film role in the new indie movie Tears, a coming-of-age story about an eighteen-year-old outsider. It’s the new project on the way from director Kim Tae-yong, of Gong Hyo-jin’s short You Are More Than Beautiful and Hyun Bin’s Late Autumn.
Choi Woo-shik plays a kid who comes from such a poor family that he chooses to take himself out of the equation and goes to live at an orphanage. That’s crazy. Who orphans themselves? He’ll end up all alone in the world with no one to lean on, and despite his rebellious nature, he’ll work hard not to get kicked out of the orphanage, which is literally his last recourse. The story will explore his adolescent angst as he grows up on the outside of everything, and his rebellion as he tries to deal with the pain caused by his family.
It’s described as a contemplative, soul-searching kind of story, that’ll focus on a young man’s inner struggles during the transition between childhood and adulthood. I love themes like this, and I’m looking forward to seeing Choi Woo-shik branch out of sidekick roles (delightful as they are). Hopefully he’ll be able to carry the emotional range needed. The role is characterized as an eighteen-year-old boy who’s restless, apprehensive, angry, and full of hate, but at the same time vulnerable and delicate. No easy feat, but it sure does make me want to see the movie.
Tears starts shooting in December for a 2014 release.
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