15 de out de 2008

Choi Min-sik is Back with "Himalaya"

Choi Min-sik is Back with Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells

“I felt like I was riding a new car just out of a warehouse, starting from zero mileage. Now my heart is full of all sorts of ambiguous emotions - I’m proud, relieved and empty, as if a passionate love is over.” Choi Min-sik made his appearance at the open talk session during the Pusan International Film Festival, last Monday, after three years of absence (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, 2005).

Choi stars in Jeon Soo-il´s “Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells.

In the movie, Choi (the only Korean in the film) is fired from his job, and is enlisted to help his factory-owning brother to visit a village in the Himalayas, in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker who died in an accident in Korea, to his family.

“I was thirsty, and I was hungry,” he says. “I felt both scared and ecstatic in front of the imposing mountain range,” he recalled of the shoot. “It was an extremely difficult task, but I was happy to endure that hardship. No matter what the outcome may be, I am glad I chose this film.”

Sources: chosun.com, varietyasiaonline.com

Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells /Barami mumoonun got, Himalaya
(South Korea, 95 min., Korean, English, Nepalese dialogue)
Directed, written by Jeon Soo-il (The Bird Who Stops in the Air).
Produced by Kim Dong-joo, Jeon Soo-il, Show East, Zonbo Media, Dongnyuk Films
Cast: Choi Min-sik, Tsering Kipale Gurung, Tsering Sherpa.
Camera (color), Kim Sung-tai; editor, Kim In-soo, Noh Bong-seo; music, Kim Hyung-suk; production designer, Cho Youn-ah.
Presented at the Pusan Film Festival (Korean Panorama)
To be released in Korea next spring.

3 comentários:

  1. Novo filme com Choi min-sik?
    Aguardo ansiosamente.
    O filme mais aguardado da Coréia por mim, nesse ano, é The Good, the bad and the Weird.
    Gostei de seu blog. Fala só sobre cinema oriental, no qual sou vidrado.

  2. Min-sik is great actor. Indian movie "zinda" copied from "Old boy". when i saw old boy, i was wondered.

  3. Hi Emrann,
    I love the actor Choi Min-sik!
    And I´m very curious now about this movie "zinda" that you mentioned. The movie 'Old Boy' is based on the japanese manga.
    Thank you,


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