Confession (2014 film)

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Confession
Confession (2014 film)-poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Lee Do-yun
Produced by Lee Tae-hun
Choi Nak-kwon
Written by Lee Do-yun
Starring Ji Sung
Ju Ji-hoon
Lee Kwang-soo
Music by Jang Young-gyu
Cinematography Yu Eok
Edited by Steve M. Choe
Production
company
Opus Pictures
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date
  • July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10)
Running time
114 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$2,801,991

Confession (Hangul좋은 친구들; RRJoeun Chingudeul; lit. "Good Friends") is a 2014 South Korean neo-noir film starring Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon and Lee Kwang-soo.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Hyun-tae, In-chul and Min-soo have been best friends since childhood. Hyun-tae is a paramedic with a daughter in kindergarten, In-chul is a con man who works at an insurance company, and Min-soo is a small business owner. Hyun-tae's mother, who owns an illegal gambling arcade, asks In-chul to stage a robbery/arson of her arcade to get an insurance settlement. But when it results in her accidental death, the friends have a falling out and their relationships with each other are forever changed.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Ji Sung as Im Hyun-tae [6]
  • Sung Hyuk as Hyun-soo
  • Ju Ji-hoon as In-chul
    • Jeon Ji-hwan as young In-chul
  • Lee Kwang-soo as Kim Min-soo [7][8][9][10]
    • Ham Sung-min as young Kim Min-soo
  • Lee Hwi-hyang as Hyun-tae's mother
  • Ki Gook-seo as Hyun-tae's father
  • Choi Jin-ho as Lee Soo
  • Jung Ji-yoon as Mi-ran
  • Jang Hee-jin as Ji-hyang
  • Choi Byung-mo as Jae-gyu
  • Ri Min as Detective Choi
  • Hwang Chae-won as Yoo-ri
  • Yang Jae-young as Ho-sung
  • Park Sang-hyeon as Department head Kim
  • Lee Young-soo as Detective Lee
  • Nam Moon-cheol as Chief of police
  • Kwak Min-seok as Center head
  • Jeon In-geol as Assassin

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 51st Grand Bell Awards[11] Best New Director Lee Do-yun Nominated
Best Screenplay Lee Do-yun Nominated
Best Editing Steve M. Choe Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conran, Pierce (16 December 2013). "JU Ji-hoon, JI Sung and LEE Kwang-soo Team Up for New Film". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (11 December 2013). "Ji Sung, Joo Ji Hoon, and Lee Kwang Soo Cast in Movie Good Friends". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (13 June 2014). "Ji, Ju and Lee Good Friends after film". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  4. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (20 June 2014). "Masculinity, brutality themes of Confession". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  5. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (4 July 2014). "Confession puts true friendship to the test". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  6. ^ Lee, Sun-min (12 December 2013). "Ji to star in new movie Good Friends". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  7. ^ Lee, Cory (11 December 2013). "Lee Kwang-soo to Display Deep Bromance with Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (28 May 2014). "Lee Kwang Soo Wipes Off the Smile on His Face for Good Friends". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  9. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (28 June 2014). "Interview: Lee Kwang Soo Will Not Leave Running Man Just to Focus on Other Projects". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  10. ^ Ahn, Sung-mi (30 June 2014). "Herald Interview: Funnyman gets serious". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  11. ^ Kim, June (12 November 2014). "The 51st Daejong Film Awards Nominations Announced". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 

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