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Press screening for a flim ‘Sea Fog’ was held at CGV in Wangsimni, Seongdong-gu in July 28. director Shim Sung-bo, Kim Yun-seok, (Park) Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Sung-keun, Kim Sang-ho and Yoo Seung-mok participated.
‘Sea Fog’ is a movie about 6 crewmen who go sailing in the hopes of returning with a full load of fish. They get involved in an uncontrollable event as they take on stowaways.
(Park) Yoochun plays Dong-sik, the youngest crewman, who falls in love with Hong-mae(Han Ye-ri) at first sight. (Park) Yoochun calmly talked about his first movie after he watched it.
He said, “I became little emotional after I watched the poster. I can understand crewmen and feel sorry about them at the same time. I had a lump in my throat at the scene of Dong-sik founding Hong-mae in the fishroom, and of Hong-mae beating Dong-sik saying ‘take me home.’”
■ Audiences’ assessments are looking forward to one of 3 idols
Park Yoochun’s debut film ‘Sea Fog’ invited to Toronto Film Festival…attention on its cinematic quality
The ‘new challenge spirit’ of the idol star’s (big) screen [debut] finally face critique. The idol star is about to be assess by audiences for contending with his skills, without relying on his popularity. The movie debuting on the (silver) screen will have Park Yoochun setting out in ‘Sea Fog’, a masterpiece with a scale of 10 billion won for production costs. There’s attentions and interests over what his challenge will bring to fruition, collaborating with experienced veteran actors and an adept production crew, too.
● Park Yoochun, into the strong fence of influential people
The main lead who definitely stands out is group JYJ’s Park Yoochun. He will have his screen debut with ‘Sea Fog’ that’ll open on August 13; all while boldly smashing apart idol stars’ typical ways of appearing on the screen. He costars with Kim Yoon-seok, Moon Sung-geun, and others in the film produced by Director Bong Joon-ho. Park Yoochun is ‘Sea Fog’’s main viewing point, at whether he changed or how he will gain recognition for his seasoned ability by ‘experts’.
When first emerging ‘on-the-scene’, reactions toward Park Yoochun were positive. Director Bong Joon-ho –who planned, worked on the script for, and up to produced the movie– lent his support for Park Yoochun’s challenge to be adventurous on his own, saying, “Chungmuro is obtaining another great actor,” and revealed confidence in him. Also Kim Yoon-seok said, “He has a lot of real world experiences and is independent for his age,” and will look forward to Park Yoochun’s acting in ‘Sea Fog’.
His challenge is creating unexpected results. ‘Sea Fog’ was invited as the only South Korean movie at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival’s Gala Presentation program, which opens on September 4. Because of it, Park Yoochun has been set to step onto the International Film Festival’s red carpet with his debut film.
I attended the monitoring preview of the movie <Haemoo>. It’s the first movie debut of Park Yuchun, right? I watched the movie without even checking the trailer or knowing what it was about and I was consecutively very shocked and surprised! (It’s prohibited to teenagers). As expected, I thought it was Bong Junho’s class T_T I felt Director Bong’s special way of leaving a strong message… It was totally “I will make you keep thinking of it over and over inside your head”. I can only acknowledge that. Also, among all the outstanding actors (Kim Yunseok, Lee Huijoon, Moon Sungkeun, etc…), I thought Park Yuchun’s acting wouldn’t look good but it was totally not the case! I saw him in a new light… The friend who watched with me said the same thing. However, this movie can make you feel very uncomfortable for the weak-hearted.
Although I still haven’t watched <Kundo>, a friend who went to watch it yesterday told me <Haemoo> was definitely better!
(…) My one-line review: It’s a little uncomfortable and dark just like the sea fog but it’s honest.
(…) To sum up <Haemoo> in one line: The spatial condition is cleverly used + “actor” Park Yuchun
He wasn’t a person I usually used to watch but it may be because he also has a few drama experiences because he certainly doesn’t fall behind among the outstanding actors like Kim Yunseok, Kim Sangho or Moon Sungkeun.
Fanaccount: is a really strange movie. Just like when you are in love and you don’t see it, I didn’t know it when I was watching the movie but later after a while I was reminded of it so I became stunned and couldn’t stop my tears. The real review of is not made right after watching the movie but it happens after some time has passed. And it makes you want to watch it again. #Haemooisreal