Lovers Vanished

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Lovers Vanished
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Hangul
Hanja 전야
Revised Romanization Pokpungjoenya
McCune–Reischauer P‘okp‘ungjŏnya
Directed by Cho Chang-ho
Produced by Lee Tae-hun
Written by Cho Chang-ho
Starring Kim Nam-gil
Hwang Woo-seul-hye
Music by Park Ji
Cinematography Kim Yong-chul
Hong Seong-jin
Edited by Kim Hyung-joo
Distributed by Opus Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 2010 (2010-04-01)
Running time
104 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$348,797[1]

Lovers Vanished (Hangul폭풍전야; RRPokpungjoenya; lit. "Before the Storm") is a 2010 South Korean film, directed by Cho Chang-ho as both a love story and a character drama.[2] It stars Kim Nam-gil and Hwang Woo-seul-hye as two people who find love at the edge of life.[3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

Su-in, an ex master chef, gets falsely accused of murdering his wife and is sentenced to life in prison. After several failed attempts to escape and prove his innocence, he hears that prisoners with AIDS can be freed on compassionate grounds. Su-in approaches Sang-byung, an HIV positive inmate, and deliberately injects Sang-byung's blood into his body, only to discover too late that the rumor is untrue and merely results in his being transferred to the prison hospital. Sang-byung helps the desperate Su-in to escape on condition he pays a visit to a certain remote café by the coast in Jeju Island. Su-in succeeds in escaping and confronts his wife's lover and real murderer, who's since become a priest. But after confessing to the crime, the priest commits suicide by jumping over a cliff. With no hope of clearing his name and nowhere to turn, Su-in goes to café Luth, run by Mia, a beautiful magician with a painful past of her own. Mia ends up hiring Su-in as a chef, and the two slowly grow closer, knowing that their time together is limited.[6][7][8]

Cast[edit]

  • Kim Nam-gil as Kim Su-in
  • Hwang Woo-seul-hye as Yeo Mia
  • Jung Yoon-min as Sang-byung
  • Nam Sung-jin as Ki-yeon
  • Kim Jeong-min as Min-jung
  • Kim Jae-rok as priest
  • Yoon Je-moon as Jo, the shopkeeper
  • Oh Hye-seok as Jin-ho
  • Baek Jung-hee as grandmother
  • Jeon Jin-gi as detective
  • Han Cheol-woo as detective
  • Noh Tae-hyeon as Dong-yeol
  • Moon Jeong-woong as hospital police officer

Release[edit]

Filming took place in March to June 2009. Lovers Vanished initially found difficulty gaining a theatrical release, but with the popularity of actor Kim Nam-gil's 2009 television series Queen Seondeok, the film secured an April 1, 2010 release date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lovers Vanished (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  2. ^ "Lovers Vanished - Press Kit" (PDF). M-LINE Distribution. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (11 March 2010). "Kim Nam-gil says his love was weak compared to Vanished". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Sung, So-young (11 March 2010). "An actor comes into his own". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (7 April 2010). "My Name Is: Hwang Woo Seul-hye". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Lovers Vanished". M-LINE Distribution. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Mudge, James (9 July 2010). "Lovers Vanished (2010) Movie Review". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Elley, Derek (15 July 2010). "Lovers Vanished". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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