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KIM Yun-seok, HA Jung-woo and Many More Wrap JANG Joon-hwan’s ‘1987’
Sep 11, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Star-Studded Political Drama Due Out Before the End of the Year
1987, a highly-anticipated new political drama featuring a wealth of Korean stars, wrapped five months of production on August 27th. Save the Green Planet (2003) director JANG Joon-hwan was joined by HA Jung-woo, KIM Yun-seok, KIM Tae-ri, GANG Dong-won and many more for the CJ Entertainment title that is expected to hit screens at the end of this year.
The film focuses on the student uprisings that reached fever pitch in the late 1980s following the arrest, torture and death of student protester PARK Jong-chul. While the government tries to cover up the affair, students along with the press bring it to light, ultimately changing the course of history.
KIM Yun-seok of The Priests (2015) plays the head of the public security department while HA Jung-woo, last seen in Tunnel (2016) plays a public prosecutor. The stars famously collaborated on NA Hong-jin’s first two films, The Chaser (2008) and The Yellow Sea (2010). YEO Jin-gu (WARRIORS OF THE DAWN) features as PARK Jong-chul while other characters are played by GANG Dong-won (Master, 2016), KIM Tae-ri (The Handmaiden, 2016), YOO Hae-jin (LUCK-KEY, 2016), SUL Kyung-gu (The Merciless), PARK Hee-soon (V.I.P.) and LEE Hui-joon (Worst Woman, 2016).
After debuting with the cult hit Save the Green Planet, JANG returned to the director’s chair with Hwayi: A Monster Boy in 2013, on which he also collaborated with KIM Yun-seok and YEO Jin-gu. 1987 is his third feature film.