Gangnam Blues releases first teaser stills of Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won
Lee Min Ho's new movie Gangnam Blues has officially completed shooting. On September 4, the production company released these two teaser stills. The film's stars, Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won, also commented on their reactions to finishing the movie.
Gangnam Blues is an action noir film about the turmoils surrounding the Gangnam district's real estate craze in the 1970s. It is directed by Yoo Ha, who is well known for his dramatic and dark movies. Lee Min Ho plays Kim Jong Dae, who gets caught up in the power struggles and ends up in a battle against his childhood friend Yong Ki, played by veteran actor Kim Rae Won.
In the images just released from the production company, Lee Min Ho is shown with wet, tousled hair, and with blood trickling down his face. He looks like he has just been through a fight. In Kim Rae Won's photo (top right), he is bending forward slightly to have his cigarette lit up by someone else.
Lee Min Ho said about his filming experience, "The journey lasting about four months and a half is finally over, and I think it has been the most meaningful project. It is my first time taking the lead role in a film, and I faced a new character named 'Jong Dae.' I feel very happy to have worked with excellent actors and staff members."
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Kim Rae Won also commented, “I went through difficulties but was also happy as I lived as ‘Yong Gi’ for the past four and a half months. As I look back on the first day of filming, I would like to thank all the cast and staff members who worked hard and enjoyed everything together.”
Gangnam Blues began filming in April 2014 and is currently in the post-production phase. It is scheduled to be released by the end of 2014.