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Actresses (film)

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Actresses
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Theatrical poster
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYeobaeudeul
McCune–ReischauerYŏpaeudŭl
Directed byE J-yong
Written byE J-yong
Youn Yuh-jung
Lee Mi-sook
Go Hyun-jung
Choi Ji-woo
Kim Min-hee
Kim Ok-bin
Produced bySeo Dong-hyeon
E J-yong
StarringYoun Yuh-jung
Lee Mi-sook
Go Hyun-jung
Choi Ji-woo
Kim Min-hee
Kim Ok-bin
CinematographyHong Kyung-pyo
Edited byHahm Sung-won
Go Ah-mo
Music byJang Young-gyu
Lee Byung-hoon
Production
company
Moongcle Pictures
Distributed byShowbox[1]
Release date
  • 10 December 2009 (2009-12-10)
Running time
104 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$3.4 million[2]

Actresses (Korean여배우들; RRYeobaeudeul) is a 2009 South Korean mockumentary-style drama film directed by E J-yong.[3][4][5][6]

Plot

Six actresses—Youn Yuh-jung,[7][8][9] Lee Mi-sook, Go Hyun-jung, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Min-hee and Kim Ok-bin, each portraying themselves—come together for a Vogue Korea magazine photo shoot at a studio in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul on Christmas Eve, resulting in a clash of egos between individuals not used to sharing the limelight.

Production

Director E J-yong was first inspired to make the film after going out for a drink with actresses Youn Yuh-jung and Go Hyun-jung—both his close friends—and later recalled, "I wanted to create something unconventional. I wanted to show the public how charming actresses are in real life."[10][11] Yoon and Go were cast in the film alongside Lee Mi-sook, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Min-hee and Kim Ok-bin, each of them agreeing to take part with no guarantee.[12][13]

Actresses was made without a script, instead being filmed on a scene-by-scene basis with the actresses improvising their performances according to the given situation.[14] E noted: "I provided the basis for conflict and the actresses took it from there. The six women represent Korean actresses as a whole, and instead of creating something fictional I thought it would be interesting to feature each actress' charms and show something real."[15] The film includes a real-life confrontation between Go and Choi, with each admitting that their on-set relationship was strained, and Go saying that she felt envious of Choi's looks.[10][13][16][17][18]

Release

Actresses was released in South Korea on December 10, 2009.[13] The film pulled in 508,243 admissions.[19]

References

  1. ^ Noh, Jean (18 June 2009). "E J-yong starts shooting ensemble drama Actresses". Screen International. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. ^ "Box office by Country: Actresses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  3. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Director E J-yong of Actresses - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  4. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Director E J-yong of Actresses - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  5. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Director E J-yong of Actresses - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  6. ^ "Q&A with E J-Yong: The Director of Actresses Talks Rivalries, Egos and the Truth about Korean Celebrities". MTV Iggy. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  7. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Yoon Yeo-jung - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  8. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Yoon Yeo-jung - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  9. ^ Beck, Una (11 December 2009). "INTERVIEW: Yoon Yeo-jung - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  10. ^ a b "Six Actresses Get Together for Film". KBS Global. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  11. ^ "E J-yong Interview". Hangul Celluloid. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  12. ^ Han, Sunhee (26 June 2009). "E J-yong uses friendship to cast film". Variety. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  13. ^ a b c Lee, Hyo-won (17 November 2009). "Actresses to Present Off-Screen Personas Onscreen" Archived June 16, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  14. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (10 December 2009). "PREVIEW: Movie Actresses". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  15. ^ Shin, Hae-in (1 December 2009). "(Movie Review) Fact and fiction merge as South Korea's leading ladies come together". Yonhap. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  16. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (23 November 2009). "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 1)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  17. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (23 November 2009). "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 2)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  18. ^ Cho, Jae-eun (29 January 2010). "Actresses show the substance behind their style". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  19. ^ "Theatrical Releases in 2009: Box-Office Admission Results". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
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