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Monday, August 18, 2014

[ Movie 2014] 김남길 Kim Nam Gil 's 'The Pirates' surpasses 4 million views


The Pirates' obliterated its opening week score.

According to Korea Fim Council's database summary, movie 'The Pirates' surpassed 4 million views as of August 17th.

It took 12 days for 'The Pirates' to surpass 4 million views, and this pace is 4 days faster than that of movie 'Gwang Hae,' which took 16 days to surpass 4 million views.

More people watched 'The Pirates' than the first week. On August 15th, 515,070 people watched 'The Pirates,' and on August 16th, 492,505 people watched the movie.

The seat occupancy rate peaked 72.9% on 15th, and 66.8% on 16th, which is the highest rate among all of the films that were released this summer. At the moment, people are focusing their attention to whether 'The Pirates' will be able to break the record of 'Roaring Currents.'

Many fans are showing great excitement for this news as well, and one fan gifted a caricature of the main characters to the actors.

Meanwhile, 'The Pirates' is getting played at every movie theaters in Korea.
/Reporting by Lee Mi-Ji en@starnnews.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

[ Movie 2014] 김남길 Kim Nam Gil- A behind photo from a promotion event of 'The Pirates' unveiled







A behind photo from a promotion event of 'The Pirates' was revealed.

On August 9th, movie 'The Pirates' surpassed 1 million views, and this weekend, the main actors and actresses are traveling around several theaters in Seoul to meet with the audiences.

The production team, actors, and actresses of 'The Pirates' showed a fabulous teamwork during every promotion events that they had so far, and the newly released photo shows them posing for a photo in a waiting room.

They held promotion events in Busan and Daegu last week, and it is said that they showed another amazing teamwork during the event.

It has been four days since 'The Pirates' was officially released, and it is quickly rising on box office charts of every theaters.

Meanwhile, 'The Pirates' revolves around a giant whale, which swallowed a royal seal, and the coming together of a mountain bandit named Jang Sa Jung (Kim Nam Gil), and a female pirate named Yeo Wol (Son Ye Jin) to capture the whale.
/Reporting by Lee Mi-Ji en@starnnews.com

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

[ Movie 2014] 김남길 Kim Nam Gil 's 'The Pirates' to be released in 4D



'The Pirates' will be released in 4D.

Movie 'The Pirates' will be officially released on August 6th, and the production team announced that the movie will be released in 4D as well.

4D is an entertainment presentation system that combines a 3D film with physical effects that occur in the theatre in synchronization with the film.

'The Pirates' is one of the most anticipated action films of the year, and a great number of movie fans are showing explosive reactions for this news.

A great number of spectacle scenes in the movie will get even better through physical effects that occur in synchronization with the scenes.

The battle of Wiha Island, and the chase after the whale, and battles on sea will become more suspenseful with vibrations.

The scene that shows the giant whale's appearance will also become more realistic and thrilling thanks to various 4D effects.

Meanwhile, the 4D version of 'The Pirates' will be presented at Lotte Cinema Nowon, Cheongryangri, Gimpo Airport, Gasan Digital Town, Pyeongchon, Seo Cheongju, Ulsan, Gwangju, and Suwon branches.
/Reporting by Lee Mi-Ji en@starnnews.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

[Interview| Movie 2014] 김남길 Kim Nam Gil talks about actresses that he has worked with during his career



Kim Nam Gil talked about actresses that he worked with.

Actor Kim Nam Gil had an interview with StarN News recently, and he talked about actresses that he has worked with so far.

Kim Nam Gil casted in 'Queen Sunduk' with Go Hyun Jung, worked with Kim Hye Soo in movie 'Modern Boy,' Son Ye Jin in drama 'Shark' and movie 'The Pirates,' and Oh Yeon Soo in drama 'Bad Guy.' At the moment, he is shooting a new film called 'A Bastard' with Jun Do Yeon.

Kim Nam Gil said, "Acting is all about working with others. So far, I got lucky, and met up with some amazing actresses who helped me a lot so that I fully focus on my part."

He went on, "I have worked with some of the most amazing actresses, and I don't even know who I should work with in the future. Go Hyun Jung, Kim Hye Soo, Oh Yeon Soo, Son Ye Jin, and Jeon Do Yeon. All of them are actresses who make their partners to look better.

Kim Nam Gil also said, "They are veterans, and I could learn a lot while working with them."

Regarding Son Ye Jin, who is the only actress that he worked with twice, Kim said, "I have built my career slowly and steadily, but Son Ye Jin was a superstar from the very beginning part of her career. I could feel how skilled an actress she is while casting in 'Shark.'"

Kim Nam Gil also said, "When preparing for 'The Pirates,' I thought it would be very fun to express our characters in our own ways," and "I think the movie could go much better than expected because we knew each other quite well."

Meanwhile, 'The Pirates' revolves around a giant whale, which swallowed a royal seal, and the coming together of a mountain bandit named Jang Sa Jung (Kim Nam Gil), and a female pirate named Yeo Wol (Son Ye Jin) to capture the whale. The movie will be officially released on August 6th. (source)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

[Interview| Movie 2014] 김남길 Kim Nam Gil returns in perfectly tailored role



When people think of Kim Nam-gil ― a 33-year-old actor with a lean, masculine physique ― they often describe him as coldhearted and intense with sad, mysterious eyes, thanks to the revenge-seeking characters he played in 2010 TV drama “Bad Guys” and recent show “Shark.”

But little has been shown of what lies beneath his dark and weighty roles: a hilarious, talkative, laid-back man who at times “has some screws loose,” he said at the press premiere of his new movie. It seems as though the actor found a role that perfectly matches his personality. 

Kim plays Jang Sa-jung, a simple, witty man, who leads a group of bandits in the flick “The Pirates.”



His costar Son Ye-jin, who he has acted with twice now, even admitted at the premiere that “in the film, Kim has found clothes that fit him.”

“The director told me to be myself and to act casually,” said Kim during an interview with The Korea Herald on Monday. He added that he was instructed to forget Johnny Depp and his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series.

“Although Jack Sparrow and Jang are very different characters, with ‘The Pirates’ being the first major film on pirates in Korea, I watched it a number of times to get an idea of how pirates are portrayed in the film,” he said.

Kim joked that he had considered donning smoky eye makeup and several pieces of jewelry for Jang. But the director told him while Jack’s cheerfulness was good to incorporate, the two pirates are very different.

Instead, Kim said he referred to Jack Sparrow, but more importantly attempted to find ways that would give his pirate more Asian and Korean color. He explained that Jang is humorous and optimistic, but also chivalrous and loyal to the point he would lay his life on the line for country and friends. 

“After all, I was not a pirate in the film; I was a bandit, a bandit going to the ocean in search of a whale.” 

“The Pirates,” directed by Lee Seok-hoon, takes place on a pirate ship, and tells the story of a royal seal that went missing early in the Joseon era (1392-1910). Based on the true story of a missing seal, the movie fuses history and imagination in recounting the search for the artifact.

In the film, searches are conducted by a group of bandits headed by Jang, and a group of pirates headed by Yeo-wol, played by Son Ye-jin, both of whom are desperately hunting for a whale that swallowed the seal. 

“It was an easy choice for me when I read the script,” the actor said. “When I heard about a character in the film, a pirate who gets seasick and can’t stand the smell of fish, I thought that was really funny.”

He added that it was not easy to film, mentioning especially scenes with ships, the ocean and the whale. However, he said it was an adventure and he thought it had great potential.

Kim was drawn to the film because he wanted something lighter and more comfortable in a role. 

“I was discontent with my previous work, in which I saw shortcomings with my acting. My personal dilemma looming over ‘The Pirates’ was that I was afraid of acting. I needed a breakthrough, where I could act more naturally and loosen up a bit,” he said.

Kim was surprised at how much he enjoyed making the film, especially with hilarious and thoughtful veteran actors as his costars. 

“I was able to somewhat overcome my concerns and enjoy filmmaking as it is.”

Kim hopes that the film will give audiences as much laughter as he experienced while acting in it. 

“The Pirates” opens in theaters on Aug. 6.