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  • BAE Doo-na, KIM Joo-hyuk Team Up for IWAI Shunji Short
  • by Pierce Conran /  Dec 09, 2016
  • New Face SIN Eun-su Co-stars in Family Drama

    Korean stars BAE Doo-na and KIM Joo-hyuk began shooting a short film with IWAI Shunji, the renowned Japanese filmmaker behind Love Letter (1995), on December 3rd. The family drama is being shot in Korea and in Korean and will feature the actors playing a couple.

    BAE has split her year between shooting the successful local disaster thriller Tunnel and the second season of the Netflix show Sense8 from the Wachowskis, which brought its production all around the world. While a Christmas special is due out this month, the full new season of Sense8 will drop on the online streaming platform in May next year.

    KIM has had an equally busy year, after appearing a wide range of films. The first was the multi-strand romantic comedy Like for Likes, which he followed with a role alongside SON Ye-jin in the dark thriller The Truth Beneath before appearing in the lead in HONG Sang-soo’s latest arthouse production Yourself and Yours. He will soon be seen in the Colonial Era mystery The Tooth and the Nail, and the big-budget pan-Korean investigation action-comedy-thriller Cooperation

    Also featuring in the film as the daughter of the couple is new face SIN Eun-su. SIN debuted on screens last month as the co-lead, alongside superstar GANG Dong-won, in UM Tae-hwa’s VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED

    IWAI’s Love Letter was a sensational hit in Korea and several of his subsequent films are very highly regarded in the country, including April Story (1997) and Hana & Alice (2004).

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