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The Korea-Japan Telecinema Project (2009)

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Update (6/9): Seven of the eight segments have completed production. The segments will be released in theatres at the end of July and then simultaneously broadcast on Korea and Japanese television in October. Also, a couple of stills from Triangle have been released.

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A massive Korea-Japan telecinema production consisting of seven two-hour segments is being created by various well-reputed Japanese screenwriters and Korean directors. Each mini-project will be broadcast as a two-part story  on TV (Korea – SBS; Japan – Asahi TV), as well as be released as a film in theatres. They are rumoured to begin showing in September of 2009.

Out of the seven segments that were to be produced, six are already filmed or in the process of filming. The production company is currently in discussions with screenwriter Nojima Shinji about the possibility of making an eighth segment.

Go beyond the jump to read about the all-star cast (Cha In Pyo! Kang Hye Jung! Kang Ji Hwan!) and other released details of each segment.

KP’s note: This post will be updated as further details are released. They are still in the process of making changes; for example, Kim Suna just recently dropped out. Each time we update, we will make the post “sticky” so that it appears at the top of the blog’s front page and highlight the most recent additions or alterations. For this reason, we ask that this post not be copied and pasted onto other webpages until more information is finalized. Thank you.

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1.  Heaven’s Postman (천국의 우편 배달부)

Heaven's Postman - poster

Heaven's Postman - poster


Cast:

Kim (Hero) Jaejoong – Shin Jae Joon
Han Hyo Joo – Jo Ha Na
Shin Goo
Kim Chang Wan

PD: Lee Hyung Min
Screenwriter: Kitagawa Eriko

Synopsis:

Heaven’s Postman shows the romance of Shin Jae Joon and Jo Ha Na In two different worlds between life and death.

Jae Joon is the young CEO of an IT company. Due to a critical accident, Jae Joon falls into a coma that allows his spirit to travel between the real world and the afterworld. He becomes a postman who delivers letters written by people who can’t get over their deceased loved ones. Through his work, he meets Cho Ha Na who is trying to send a letter to her boyfriend who has died. Ha Na is the only person who can see Jae Joon’s spirit.

Note:

– This segment is currently in post-production

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2.  A Stone’s Dream (돌멩이의 꿈)

Cast:

Cha In Pyo – Sang Hyun
Kim Hyo Jin – Ha Na
Go Jung Min – Sang Hyun’s wife

PD: Jang Yong Woo
Screenwriter: Nakazono Miho

Synopsis:

A fraudulent physiognomist, Sang Hyun, tries to help 10-year-old Jae Young find his mother following the death of his father. They are also assisted by Ha Na, who used to be a musical theatre actress, but became a club dancer after an injury.

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3.  Triangle (트라이앵글)

Triangle - still

Triangle - still

filming – Ahn Jae Wook

Cast:

Ahn Jae Wook
Kang Hye Jung
Lee Soo Kyung

PD: Ji Young Soo
Screenwriter: Ozaki Masaya

Synopsis:

Triangle is a thriller (suspense black comedy) with Ahn Jae Wook playing the president of an art work display event company. Kang Hye Jung’s role is a police officer trying to track him down because she suspects him of a bank robbery. Lee Soo Kyung plays a widow who inherits valuable art pieces upon her husband’s death and has the conviction to keep (rather than sell) the work.

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4. After the Wedding (결혼식 후에)

Cast:

Ye Ji Won
Bae Soo Bin
Shin Sung Woo – a lawyer
Go Ah Sung

PD: Kim Yoon Chul
Screenwriter: Yokota Rie

Synopsis:

Six middle-aged friends who were members of the same club during university reunite after 15 years at a friend’s wedding and reminisce about their time together. One of the female alumni’s daughter appears at the wedding declaring that she is the daughter of one of the men present.

Notes:

telecine - wedding

After the Wedding - still

– Shin Sung Woo is learning how to play the guitar, since his chracter was a guitarist for the university club
– Kim Suna was originally cast as the main female lead, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts

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5. The Relationship Between the Face, Heart, and Love (얼굴과 마음과 사랑의 관계)

- still

The Relationship ... - still

Cast:

Kang Ji Hwan – Kang Tae Poong
E Ji Ah – Wang So Joong
Hwang Bo Ra – Wang So Joong’s colleague (cameo)

PD: Lee Jang Soo
Screenwriter: Ooishi Shizuka

Synopsis:

Kang Tae Poong (Kang Ji Hwan) is an architect/interior designer who judges women solely by their appearance. However, Tae Poong’s sense of sight gets damaged from an accident that affects his brain. Therefore, he starts hallucinating and sees ugly women as beautiful, and vice-versa. Tae Poong then becomes attracted to Wang So Joong (E Ji Ah), an ugly journalist at a wildlife magazine.

Notes:

– The purpose of this segment is to criticize modern society, which judges people based on their appearance
– Theme: true love is stronger than anything else
– E Ji Ah will play both roles – beautiful and ugly. For the double role, she will use crooked teeth, braces, freckles, and different skin colours (as Kim A Joong did for the movie 200 Pound Beauty).

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6. Paradise (낙원)

Cast:

Kim Ha Neul
Ji Jin Hee

PD: Lee Jang Soo
Screenwriter: Okada Yoshikazu

Synopsis:

A woman who just got out of the prison get on a ship in search of an island called Paradise. She meets a man on the ship and with his help, she gets a job at a school cafeteria on the island.

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7. 19

Seungri in 19 Years Old

Seung Ri in 19

T.O.P in 19 Years Old

T.O.P in 19

Cast:

Huh E Jae – Cha Eun Young
Seung Ri
T.O.P

PD: Hwang In Roe (pronounced Rwae)
Screenwriter: Inoue Yumiko

Synopsis:

The story features a cat-and-mouse game between a police detective and three 19-year-old delinquents.
Cha Eun Young is a teenager who drops out of high school to earn money for her mother’s hospital bills. She becomes an apprentice at a hair salon and struggles to make ends meet.

Note:

– Huh E Jae (commonly spelled Heo Yi Jae) has replaced fellow YG artist Sandara Park, who is busy with 2ne1’s debut, in the lead female role

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8. Title Unconfirmed

PD: Pyo Min Soo
Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji

Kim Hyung Joon – heir of an entertainment company
Son Ho Young
Bae Seul Ki

Note:

– filming was completed secretly in April; in fact, news of casting was only publicized this week

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  1. so will these be in korean w/ japanese subs or will they be dubbed or something?

    nina

    April 26, 2009 at 6:12 pm

  2. aweeeesommmee:))))) KP rocks 🙂

    Annie Xiong

    April 27, 2009 at 2:13 am

  3. Woahhhh that is SO cool 🙂 definitely keep us updated! Thanks thanks.

    Julie Huang

    April 27, 2009 at 2:16 am

  4. That’s a nice poster for Heaven’s Postman but that’s not the official poster though. It’s fanmade. The inital pictures they release were nice. ^_^

    heygirl

    May 27, 2009 at 2:40 am

  5. what’s your source for this? thanks

    jun

    May 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

  6. is it me or Han Hyo-Joo looks exactly the same as in Spring Waltz?¬¬

    Jen

    May 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

  7. Kim Hyun-Joon? i can’t wait to watch this!!! thanks for the info ^^

    Jen

    May 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

  8. Jun,
    We used dozens of Korean news articles to compile all of the information. If there’s a particular point you have doubts about, let us know and we’ll find the Korean source for you.

    KP

    May 28, 2009 at 12:24 am

  9. I’m really looking foward to watching these Kmovies, or Kdramas, or whatever they are going to be classified as, lol. I think it’s funny how you guys always like to spell Korean stars names differently than the other blogs. It’s actually kinda weird and it can be confusing to people who don’t know these Kstars that well and are trying to learn. But it also has become a staple of KPculture and it reflects how thorough you guys are.

    Jae-min

    May 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

  10. Thanks,i want to know when it’s gonna be aired,isn’t september the air date for all these short productions?

    jun

    May 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

  11. update … please..

    zheeahjha

    October 26, 2009 at 5:50 am


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