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  • The Duumvirate of the BIFF
  • by JI Yong-jin /  Oct 08, 2012
  • Stars of Masquerade and Dangerous Liaisons 
    Actors LEE Byung-hun, RYU Seung-ryong and JANG Kwang as well as the director CHOO Chang-min of Masquerade, which collected 8.2 million viewers in 25 days since the release, heated up the city of Busan on October 6th.
    The outdoor fountain square of Centum City at Shinsegae department store was packed with people waiting for the director and actors of Masquerade 5 hours before the Cinema Talk Concert was held. Later in the evening of the same day, they attended at the Open Talk that took place at the outdoor stage of BIFF Village to have a pleasant and frank conversation with the audience.
    To the question asking about the motivation that made him act in his first historical film, LEE answered, “I had never thought historical drama or film are not my type until I read the scenario of Masquerade, which I found very interesting.”
    Dangerous Liaisons
    , directed by HUR Jin-ho and starring JANG Dong-gun, ZHANG Ziyi and Cecilia CHEUNG, was another news maker. Having already been officially invited to the 65th Cannes International Film Festival and the 37th Toronto International Film, this film also came to Busan.
    The press conference for Dangerous Liaisons attracted press members from all over the world on October 5th. “Dangerous Liaisons is based on a novel from the 18th century. It describes the psychology of people in love very well such that I thought whoever reads the book would have more possibilities to succeed in relationship with the partner.”
    HUR said, “I had to suppress the old style I had to make this film, so it was a very new challenge.” JANG said, “I met Cecilia CHEUNG before when I acted in The Promise 7 or 8 years ago. She looked like a cute girl then to me, but this time, she has grown up so much and her mature acting skill was directly projected in the film” He also commented on ZHANG saying, “She endeavored in every single scene, which made me want to learn her attitude to live up to the pride as an actress.”
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