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  • LEE Jung-jae fights over KIM Ok-vin
  • by Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC) /  Nov 20, 2008
  • LEE Jung-jae fights over KIM Ok-vin


    Young actress KIM Ok-vin plays a gisaeng (female entertainer) in the historic action comedy The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (English working title; Korean title: 1724 Gibang Nandong Sageon). LEE Jung-jae plays a skilled fighter who somehow attracts fights. His character falls in love with KIM’s character and takes on her boss, a notorious criminal leader, to free her.


    LEE told reporters that he wanted to try his hand at playing a different kind of character, a comical loose cannon type of character like in The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan. The action comedy will mark LEE’s first film since 2005’s Typhoon. In 2000, he was seen in Il Mare with JUN Ji-hyun (aka Gianna JUN).


    KIM said that she found acting in historical films more difficult, but she was helped by director YEO Kyun-dong’s consultations. KIM practiced traditional dances for two months in preparation of the film. She will next star in PARK Chan-wook’s highly anticipated film Thirst, and was previously seen in Dasepo Naughty Girls.


    The action comedy is set in Korea’s Joseon dynasty and will be released on December 4. YEO previously directed 2006’s Silk Shoes, and 2000’s La Belle, among others.


    Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)

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