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Ko - production in Busan
  • Parties thrown to promote three major films at Pusan
  • Sep 30, 2005
  • Three big-budget local films that will be launched in December will try to garner a bit of pre-release hype at major parties to be thrown at the Pusan International Film Festival (Oct. 6-14). On October 10 at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan, "Running WildNight" will be thrown by distributor Showbox to provide publicity for its big release of the winter season. Running Wild will be shot by debut director KIM Sung-soo (no relation to KIM Sung-soo of Musa fame) and features KWON Sang-woo and YU Ji-tae in the story of a vicious prosecutor and detective who pursue an equally-vicious criminal. Advance clips from the film will screened and the main actors will be in attendance. On the following day at the Grand Hotel ballroom, distributor CJ Entertainment will hold a cocktail party for its upcoming film Typhoon. Directed by K.T. KWAK (Friend), the film about a modern-day pirate who seeks revenge against both North and South Korea ranks as the most expensive film in Korean history at $15m. Top star JANG Dong-gun, LEE Jung-jae and LEE Mi-yeon will be in attendance at the party. Finally, on October 12 Korea Pictures will hold a reception at the Westin Chosun in honor of Blue Swallow, a biopic about Korea's first female aviator who lived in Japan in the 1920s. Director YUN Jong-chan, actress JANG Jin-young and actor KIM Ju-hyuk will hold a stage greeting and, as with the other two films, advance clips from the film will be screened. Such receptions to promote large-scale local films at PIFF have become a common occurrence in recent years, after the events held to promote Tae Guk Gi and Silmido in 2003 and Rikidozan in 2004.
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