List of the Top 5 Kang Hye-ju’s Movies
1. Oldboy (2003)
Oldboy was a film that made Kang Hye-ju’s name increasingly popular as an actress. Thanks to a movie written by Im Jun-Hyeong and Hwang Jo-Yoon and directed by Park Chan-Wook, Kang Hye-Jung won many awards. In this film, Kang Hye-ju played Mi-Do.
This film tells the story of Oh Dae-su, who is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private “prison” for 15 years. Oh Dae-Su is determined to discover who his mysterious enemy is. He gets his first clue when a homeless man hands him a cell phone and a wallet full of cash. Later, while Dae-su is eating at a Japanese restaurant, the phone rings and a voice challenges him to find the reason for his imprisonment.
Dae-Su blacks out only to awaken in the apartment of the restaurant’s pretty, young waitress, Mi-Do. Mi-Do helps him search for his hidden prison, but one night, Dae-Su finds Mi-Do exchanging emails with a mysterious stranger who seems to know all about him.
2. Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
In addition to Kang Hye-ju, the movie stars Jung Jae-Young, Shin Ha-Kyun, Lim Ha-Ryong, Seo Jae-Kyung, and many more. The film was written by Jang Jin, Kim Joong, Park Kwang-Hyun and directed by Park Kwang-Hyun.
Welcome to Dongmakgol tells the story of Dongmakgol, which is a village tucked away on a remote mountain, untouched by the ongoing Korean War. Fate brings three fighting forces together in Dongmakgol, a U.S. fighter pilot plane crashed in the mountains, three retreating North Korean soldiers, and two South Korean soldiers who are lost. When the North and South Korean soldiers first face off in Dongmakgol they raise their arms, but the charming villagers soon got the soldiers agreeing to a temporary truce.
After a grenade destroys the food storage, the soldiers decide to stay and help the local farmers. Meanwhile, U.S. commanders believe there is a North Korean military presence in the area where their plane went missing, and plan a devastating air strike. In order to spare the village from complete destruction, the soldiers choose to work together to divert the attack, possibly placing them in harm’s way.
3. Herb (2007)
The film was written by Heo In-Moo, Jeong Seo-Won, Lee Jae-Yoon, and Son Hyun-Hee and directed by Heo In-Moo, and was released on January 11, 2007. The filming cost approximately US $3,000,000, and was able to make Kang Hye-ju’s name more popular among actresses.
Herb tells the story of Sang-Eun, played by Kang Hye-Jung, who is a pretty girl who is warm-hearted and who possesses an extraordinary gift for folding paper into various figures. She has a loving mom, played by Bae Jong-Ok and friends, but she is also mentally disabled. Sang-Eun has the intelligence of a 7-year-old child. She learns everything slowly, but there are still a lot of things she does not know. Sang-Eun is fixated with the idea that she will meet the prince of her dreams, like in the fairy tales she so often reads.
One day, Sang-Eun meets a traffic officer who she believes may be the prince of her dreams. The traffic officer is named Jong Bum, played by Jung Kyung-Ho and he is also a playboy. Jong Bum mistakenly believes Sang-Eun is a lawyer and approaches her. Once Jong Bum realizes that she is mentally challenged, he leaves.
4. Kiss Me, Kill Me (2009)
Kiss Me, Kill Me was written and directed by Yang Jong-Hyeon and was released on November 5, 2009. Kang Hye-Jung and Shin Hyeon-Jun played the lead roles in this film, where Kang Hye-Jung plays Jin-Young and Shin Hyeon -Jun plays Hyun-jun.
This film tells the story of a quiet, professional killer, Hyun-jun, who arrives at a house to kill a man in his sleep, only to discover a woman alone under the sheets. Jin-young has decided to kill herself after a traumatic breakup with her lover of seven years, but she wants to go out with a bang, not with a miserable and lonely dose of commonplace sleeping pills.
Hyun-jun is furious at the woman, and abandons the mission despite the fact that he has a contract to fulfill. “You should kill yourself, I’m not your suicide assistant.” This is how Hyun-jun and Jin-young first meet. The most extraordinary love story begins
5. Girlfriends (2009)
The film was written by Noh Hye-Young, Lee Hong, and directed by Kang Seok-Beom. It was released on December 17, 2009 in the romantic comedy genre. The film stars Kang Hye-Jung as Song-Yi, Han Chae-Young as Se-Jin, Huh Yi-Jae as Bo-Ra, and Bae Soo-Bin as Jin-Ho.
Girlfriends tells the story of Song-Yi, who is a young woman in her twenties who believes that Jin-Ho is her boyfriend. One day, she encounters two other women who tell her that Jin-Ho is their boyfriend.
Kang Hye-ju in Oldboy
The Oldboy movie sparked a lot of controversy because Kang Hye-ju was completely nude in a scene. She was awarded Best Supporting Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her incredible acting in the Oldboy film. Kang Hye-ju does a kisings scene along with Choi Min-Sik.
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