Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Korean film ‘No Breathing’ set for release on Oct. 31

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The Korean film “No Breathing” that was partly shot in Davao in the Philippines will be released on Oct. 31.
(From left) Seo In Guk, Yuri and Lee Jong Suk at the “No Breathing” press conference. (Photo by www.newsen.com)

Actors Lee Jong Suk and Seo In-guk, and actress and Girls’ Generation member Yuri attended the press conference for the movie held on Sept. 30 at the CGV Theater in Seoul.
“No Breathing” tells the story of Won-Il, played by Seo In-guk, who makes a comeback in the competitive world of swimming against rival Woo-sang, played by Lee Jong Suk. The two fall in love with Jeong-eun, played by Yuri.
At the press conference, Yuri said she had fun making the movie.
“With this project, I will be making my debut in a movie. It was fun filming,” said Yuri, according to ENewsWorld.
Her character is a songwriter in the film so she had to learn how to play the guitar.
“I wanted to learn the guitar, so I bought one, but never really touched it until this movie. I learned how to play from a guitar teacher,” she said.
For the film, Seo In Guk said he had a strict diet.
“I was put on a strict diet for the movie filming, but I had a lot of eating scenes, so I gained more weight than when I started this movie. I was the happiest during those scenes,” he said.
“No Breathing” will be Yuri and Seo In Guk’s film debut.
Seo In Guk said, “This is my movie debut, so I’m just honored to even be a main lead. I worked hard to film it so I hope there will be good results.”
Last August, Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk were part of an 84-man team of cast and crew that went to Davao to shoot scenes for the movie.
The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) funded part of the filming in Davao as part of its efforts to attract Korean tourists to the region.
Art Boncato, Davao regional director of the DOT, told Bulletin Entertainment then that it was part of the campaign to showcase the Davao region.
“The DOT through the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board is sponsoring part of the Davao shoot. This is linked to DOT’s current campaign implemented by our office in Korea to position Davao for the Korean markets. The film aims to show sites, sounds and attractions of the Davao region,” he said.
Tourists in the Philippines totaled 2.79 million from January to July this year, according to the DOT.
South Korea is still the No. 1 source of tourists with 706,998 arrivals, or 25.26 percent of the total, in the first half of the year.
South Koreans were followed by visitors from the US, China, Japan and Australia.
Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online http://www.mb.com.ph/korean-film-no-breathing-set-for-release-on-oct-31/
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