Gyeongju (film)

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Gyeongju
Gyeongju (film)-poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Zhang Lu
Produced by Na Gyeong-chan
Kim Dong-hyun
Zhang Lu
Written by Zhang Lu
Starring Park Hae-il
Shin Min-ah
Cinematography Cho Young-jik
Edited by Kim Hyeong-ju
Distributed by Invent D (South Korea)
M-Line Distribution (worldwide)
Release date
  • June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)
Running time
149 minutes
Country South Korea
China
Language Korean

Gyeongju (Hangul경주) is a 2014 South Korean romantic comedy film written and directed by Zhang Lu, starring Park Hae-il and Shin Min-ah.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Plot[edit]

Choi Hyeon visits Korea to pay his respects to his recently deceased friend Kim Chang-hee. He sees his other friend Kang. Hyeon is a history professor by profession in China but people often mistake him for a weirdo. When people try to connect with him he snubs them, but maintains an outwardly close relation. After paying his respects he roams around Gyeongju, capital of the Silla Kingdom, and now famous for only tombs and tumulis. He visits a teahouse that he, Kim and Kang visited seven years ago. Hyeon gets curious about an erotic piece of art that vanished which was displayed there and shows interest in the current owner of the joint, Gong Yun-hee. They further start to spend the day together. She invites him to her bed but he is preoccupied with his thoughts and the picture. He leaves in the morning and knows that some people whom he saw yesterday have died. He wanders more. In the next morning at the teahouse Gong Yun-hee is seen curious about the erotic art which she has covered with wallpaper after acquiring the joint. A flashback is shown where Hyeon and his friends sit around the teahouse table and comment on the erotic poetry painting with the writing "Lets have a drink and then each other". Kim Chang-hee's current widowed wife appears to be the previous owner of the teahouse.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014
23rd Buil Film Awards[10]
Best Film Gyeongju Nominated
Best Director Zhang Lu Nominated
Best Actor Park Hae-il Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Baik Hyun-jhin Nominated
Best Cinematography Cho Young-jik Nominated
34th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[11]
Best Director Zhang Lu Won
Critics' Top 10 Gyeongju Won
15th Busan Film Critics Awards
Best Film Gyeongju Won
Technical Award Cho Young-jik Won
2015
20th Chunsa Film Art Awards[12]
Best Director (Grand Prix) Zhang Lu Nominated
2nd Wildflower Film Awards[13]
Best Director (Narrative Film) Zhang Lu Nominated
Best Actor Park Hae-il Nominated
Best Actress Shin Min-ah Nominated
Best Cinematography Cho Young-jik Nominated
Special Jury Prize Shin Min-ah Won
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Director Zhang Lu Nominated
Best Actress Shin Min-ah Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sichrovsky, Yonah (4 December 2014). "Zhang Lu interview: "Gyeongju is exploring a lighter side of myself"". Eastern Kicks. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  2. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (26 August 2013). "New ZHANG Lu Film Ready to Start Production: PARK Hae-il and SHIN Min-a Headline GYEONGJU". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  3. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (27 May 2014). "Gyeongju sets scene for Zhang movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  4. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (6 June 2014). "Death, dreams brew in Gyeongju". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  5. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (13 June 2014). "Art-house debut for Shin". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Gyeongju". M-Line Distribution. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  7. ^ Lee, Claire (14 May 2014). "Zhang Lu to return with romantic comedy Gyeongju". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  8. ^ Conran, Pierce (27 January 2014). "Gyeongju". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  9. ^ Ahn, Sung-mi (10 June 2014). "Herald Review: Between life and death lies Gyeongju". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  10. ^ Kim, June (6 October 2014). "SHIM Eun-kyung, SONG Kang-ho, HONG Sangsoo and ROARING CURRENTS Win at 23rd Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 
  11. ^ Conran, Pierce (4 November 2014). "Top Honors for HILL OF FREEDOM at 34th Korean Film Critics Association Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  12. ^ Ma, Kevin (9 March 2015). "Hard Day leads Chunsa Film Art nominations". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 14 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  13. ^ Ma, Kevin (1 April 2015). "Girl at My Door leads Wildflower nominations". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 

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