Fantasy-thriller The Piper receives an English subtitled trailer

The Piper (손님)

The Piper (손님)

The Piper (손님) – or more literally translated as The Guest – has received an English subtitled trailer ahead of its July 9th release date in Korea.

Loosely based on the classic tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the fantasy-thriller is about a father and his sickly boy who, shortly after the Korean War, find themselves at a strange remote village in the mountains on their way to Seoul. Intending to stay there only for a day before moving on, the duo start to experience surreal events amongst the citizens that leads the father to pick up his mysterious pipe.

First time director Kim Kwang-tae takes the helm, although he has previously worked as an assistant director on erotic period drama Untold Scandal and romance flick Almost Love.

The Piper also features some of Korean cinema’s incredible acting talent. With Ryoo Seung-ryong (The Admiral) in the lead as the father and Lee Sung-min (Kundo: Age of the Rampant) as the village elder, the film also includes Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju) and popular star Lee Joon (Rough Play), as well as child actor Goo Seung-hyeon (The Fatal Encounter).

Please see below for the English subbed trailer.

The Piper

Film News
Rough Play (배우는 배우다)

Rough Play (배우는 배우다) to Receive World Premiere at Busan

Rough Play (배우는 배우다)

Rough Play (배우는 배우다)

Rough Play (배우는 배우다), the latest film by director Shin Yeon-shick, is due to receive its world premiere at the 8th Busan International Film Festival in October.

The drama is based on an idea by renowned director Kim Ki-duk, and acts as a companion piece or sequel of sorts to Jang Hoon’s Rough Cut (영화는 영화다), also from the mind of director Kim. Whereas Rough Cut blurred the lines between the film world and the real world, Rough Play looks set to focus more on the actors and the psychological disturbances that occur due to life in the spotlight.

Rough Play is also notable or casting Kpop idol Lee Joon from MBLAQ in the lead role. Director Kim and his proteges are no strangers to employing young and popular stars in demanding roles, and Lee Joon’s status will undoubtedly help in procuring a wider audience.

Furthermore, Rough Play is not only director Shin’s fourth film but also his fourth invitation to BIFF following A Great Actor (좋은 배우) (2005), A Fair Love (페어 러브) (2009), and The Russian Novel (러시안 소설) (2012), a quite remarkable achievement.

Please see below for the trailer.

Film News