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  • KIM Dae-woo Prep Story of Forbidden Love during Vietnam War
  • by TAE Sang-joon /  Sep 24, 2013
  • SONG Seung-heon and JO Yeo-jeong to Star in the Film
     
     
    KIM Dae-woo, the director of Forbidden Quest (2006) and The Servant (2010), will return to the screen with the melodrama Human Addiction (literal translation). Human Addiction  will be funded and distributed by NEW, which has been enjoying a successful run recently with Miracle in Cell No.7, New World, Cold Eyes and Hide and Seek.
     
    The film deals with a secretive and exceptional love story between a man and a woman that unfolds in an official military residence in a hierarchical environment subject to the order of rank in 1969 when the Vietnam War was in full swing. “I pondered over the finality of love. I came to the conclusion that the finality is simple,” said director KIM, who wrote the screenplays for An Affair (1998) and Untold Scandal (2003) before directing Forbidden Quest and The Servant. “Finality is a state where a person can neither stand being alone without his or her lover nor live without his or her lover. The expression that connotes the entire emotion is Human Addiction .” 
     
    Korean cultural wave star SONG Seung-heon was cast as the lead actor. Thus, Human Addiction is SONG’s comeback film in the three years since A Better Tomorrow, a SONG Hae-sung film from 2010. In Human Addiction, SONG plays colonel KIM Jin-pyeong, who earned trust from people through his valor and leadership during the Vietnam War. Colonel KIM comes across the wife of one of his men and falls in a forbidden love with her. “I felt the dignity of Untold Scandal, the acridity of Lust, Caution and the ardent love of In the Mood for Love,” SONG said. “I really coveted the role.”
     
    JO Yeo-jeong, who teamed up with KIM Dae-woo as the lead in The Servant, will star opposite SONG. The shooting of Human Addiction  will begin in October and the film is scheduled to premiere in the first half of 2014.
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