Daisy is a 2006 urban romantic melodrama. The film was directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Andrew Lau, of the Internal Affairs trilogy. The film opened in South Korean cinemas on March 9, 2006, and starred Jun Ji-hyun, Park Woo-sung and Lee Sung-jae. The film was shot entirely in the Netherlands, for the most part in the city of Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Epen.
Jun Ji-hyun had the role of Hye-young, an artist who makes her living by sketching portraits of people for 30 euros per portrait. After an accident, she becomes a mute for the rest of her life.
The story revolves around Hye-young (Jun Ji-hyun), Interpol detective Jeong Woo (Lee Sung-jae), and professional hitman Park Yi (Jung Woo-sung). Hye-young receives daisies every day at 4:15 pm, sharp. As the days pass, she is touched by the humor of the person who is sending the flowers and develops a soft spot towards that person. The flowers are from Park Yi, who falls in love with her after seeing her painting in the high mountains. However, Park Yi maintains a distance from her as he is afraid she might be hurt if he gets close to her, because of his profession.
One day, an interpol detective, Jeong Woo, who is working on a case involving a drug dealer, encounters Hye-young and her portrait stand. He asks her for his portrait as he surveys the crowd for suspicious activity for a few days. In the meantime, Hye-young starts to believe that Jeong Woo is the one sending her the daisies and instantly falls in love with him. Jeong Woo also hides the fact for fear of blowing his cover. Soon the fate entangles the three in a tragedy.
The Thieves is a 2012 South Korean film, directed by Choi Dong-hoon. The film stars Kim Yoon-seok, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Hye-soo and Jun Ji-hyun. It released on July 25, 2012, and ran at 136 minutes. The locations used in shooting were in Seoul, Busan, Macau, and Hong Kong.
Jun Ji-hyun played Yenicall, a cat burglar. She is a member of a professional team of thieves in South Korea.
Popeye (Lee Jung-jae), Yenicall (Jun Ji-hyun), Chewing Gum (Kim Hae-sook) and Zampano (Kim Soo-hyun) are a team of professional thieves. After they score a valuable antique vase, they hear from Macao Park (Kim Yun-seok), and he proposes a highly lucrative new job in Macau. Popeye, Yenicall, Chewing Gum, and Zampano head off to Hong Kong to work with Macao Park.
In Hong Kong, a separate crew waits for the Korean thieves. The four Hong Kong thieves consists of Chen (Simon Yam), Andrew (Oh Dal-su), Julie (Angelica Lee), and Johnny (Kwok Cheung Tsang). When the Hong Kong and Korean teams finally meet, tension rises immediately between the two groups. Macao Park then joins the meeting and lays out the plan. Their goal is to steal the “Tear of the Sun” diamond. Now the two teams need work together in what will surely turn out to be the heist of their lives, but the 10 thieves all have their own agendas.
The film reached over 12.9 million ticket sales, and is currently the eighth highest-grossing film in Korean film history. The distribution rights to the picture were purchased by several countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Assassination is a 2015 espionage/action film. The film was co-written and directed by Choi Dong-hoon and starred Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo. Assassination filmed in both Shanghai and Seoul for five months. A special set was created in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, to recreate the Seosomun Street in Gyeongseong. The rest of the filming took place at the Shanghai set in Chedun.
Jun Ji-hyun played the dual roles of Ahn Ok-yoon and Mitsuko, daughters of a pro-Japanese businessman named Kang In-gook. Ahn Ok-yoon was missing since her childhood and she is now a delinquent resistance member who has a mission to assassinate Kang In-gook. Meanwhile, Mitsuko was raised by her father and is engaged to a Japanese general’s son.
The story is set in the 1930’s. The assassination plot is intended to take out a pro-Japanese group. Yeom Seok-jin (Lee Jung-jae) is an agent from the interim government. He plans out the assassination plot and gives orders to Ahn Ok-yoon (Jun Ji-hyun). Ahn Ok-yoon is a deadly sniper and she works with Big Gun (Cho Jin-woong) and Hwang Deok-Sam (Choi Duk-moon). She takes on the mission due to her strong desire to see Korea’s independence. Meanwhile, Hawaii Pistol (Ha Jung-woo) is a contract killer. He and his partner Buddy (Oh Dal-su) are hired to take out Ahn Ok-yoon and her assassination team.
The film is currently the eighth-highest-grossing movie in Korean film history with over 12.7 million admissions. Assassination has received mixed to positive reviews, holding an 88% “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. Most reviews praises the film’s entertainment value but criticizes its length and complicated narrative. Jun Ji-hyun won a Best Actress Award for her role at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards.
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