Veteran (2015 film)

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Veteran
Veteran (2015 film).jpg
International poster
Directed byRyoo Seung-wan
Produced byKang Hye-jung
Kim Jung-min
Written byRyoo Seung-wan
StarringHwang Jung-min
Yoo Ah-in
Music byBang Jun-seok
CinematographyChoi Young-hwan
Edited byKim Sang-bum
Kim Jae-bum
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05)
Running time
123 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
BudgetUS$5.1 million
Box officeUS$92 million

Veteran (Korean베테랑; RRBeterang) is a 2015 South Korean action comedy film written and directed by Ryoo Seung-wan.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] It drew 13.4 million admissions, making it the 4th all-time highest-grossing film in South Korean cinema history. Veteran also won the Casa Asia Award at the Sitges Film Festival.[9]

Plot[edit]

Detective Seo Do-cheol is tough and merciless when it comes to crime. But while investigating a high-profile case, Seo finds out that arrogant young millionaire Jo Tae-oh — the third-generation heir to powerful conglomerate Sinjin Group — is pulling some strings behind the scenes. However, no matter how rigorously Seo's team pursues him, Jo always escapes with the help of his wealth and connections.

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

Veteran opened in South Korea on August 5, 2015. It grossed ₩21.7 billion (US$18.6 million) from 2.75 million admissions over its first five days of release.[15][16][17] By November 6, it had grossed US$92,077,504 from 13,411,343 admissions and is currently the 5th all-time highest-grossing film in Korean cinema history.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

Sequel[edit]

Ryoo Seung-wan and production company Filmmaker R&K confirmed that they have already agreed to make a sequel, which will likely hit theaters within two to three years.[26][27][28]

Remake[edit]

A Chinese remake starring Sun Honglei is in pre-production and is scheduled for release in China in 2017.[29] The movie was also reported to be remade in Hindi with Salman Khan.[30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
48th Sitges Film Festival[9][31]
Casa Asia Award
(Asia Focus - Best Film)
Veteran Won
3rd Marie Claire Asia Star Awards
(20th Busan International Film Festival)
Asia Star of the Year Yoo Ah-in Won
35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[32][33]
Best Film Veteran Nominated
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Nominated
Best Screenplay Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Cinematography Choi Young-hwan Nominated
Best Music Bang Jun-seok Nominated
Top 10 Films of the Year Veteran Won
15th Korea World Youth Film Festival
Most Favorite Actor Yoo Ah-in Won
Most Favorite Film Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
52nd Grand Bell Awards
Best Film Veteran Nominated
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Yoo Hae-jin Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jang Yoon-ju Nominated
Best New Actress Nominated
Best Screenplay Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Cinematography Choi Young-hwan Nominated
Best Editing Kim Sang-bum,
Kim Jae-bum
Nominated
Best Lighting Kim Ho-seong Nominated
Best Sound Recording Kim Chang-seop Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards[34]
Best Film Veteran Nominated
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Actor Hwang Jung-min Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Yoo Hae-jin Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jin Kyung Nominated
Best Screenplay Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Cinematography-Lighting Choi Young-hwan,
Kim Ho-seong
Nominated
Best Editing Kim Sang-bum,
Kim Jae-bum
Nominated
Best Music Bang Jun-seok Nominated
Technical Award Jung Doo-hong,
Jung Yoon-heon
(Stunts)
Nominated
Fashionista Awards
Best Male Fashionista in a Movie
(First Prize)
Yoo Ah-in Won
5th SACF Artists of the Year Awards
Artistic Impression in Motion Pictures Award Won
The Korea Film Actors Association Awards
Top Star Award Won
Top Supporting Acting Award Jin Kyung Won
Best Martial Arts Director Award Jung Doo-hong Won
16th Busan Film Critics Awards
Best Actor Yoo Hae-jin Won
Cine 21 Movie Awards
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Won
2nd Korean Film Producers Association Awards
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Cinematography Choi Young-hwan Won
Best Editing Kim Sang-bum,
Kim Jae-bum
Won
Technical Award Jung Doo-hong,
Jung Yoon-heon
(Stunts)
Won
2016
7th KOFRA Film Awards
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
11th Max Movie Awards
Best Film Veteran Won
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Won
Best Supporting Actor Oh Dal-su Won
Yoo Hae-jin Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jin Kyung Nominated
Best Poster Veteran Nominated
10th Asian Film Awards
Best Film Nominated
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Editing Kim Sang-bum,
Kim Jae-bum
Nominated
Next Generation Award Yoo Ah-in Won
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards
Best Supporting Actor Oh Dal-su Nominated
Technical Award Choi Young-hwan Nominated
36st Golden Cinematography Awards
Best Actor Yoo Ah-in Won
Cinematography Award - Gold Prize Choi Young-hwan Won
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Film Veteran Nominated
Best Director (Film) Ryoo Seung-wan Won
Best Screenplay (Film) Nominated
Best Actor (Film) Hwang Jung-min Nominated
Best Supporting Actor (Film) Oh Dal-su Nominated
25th Buil Film Awards
Best Film Veteran Won
Best Director Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Actor Hwang Jung-min Nominated
Best Screenplay Ryoo Seung-wan Nominated
Best Cinematography Choi Young-hwan Won
Best Music Bang Jun-seok Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Won, Ho-jung (1 July 2015). "Veteran actors hope to conquer summer with laughs and action". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (22 July 2015). "Cop action flick Veteran offers pleasure". The Korea Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ Won, Ho-jung (29 July 2015). "Herald Review: Swaggering Veteran pulls no punches". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
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