War of Flowers - 老千 , Baek Yoon Shik, Cho Seung Woo, Kim Hye Su
Feb 20 2007, 09:22 PM
Group: Elite Admins
Joined: 29-October 06
Member No.: 66
Title: War of Flowers
Director: Choi Dong Hoon
Baek Yoon Shik
Cho Seung Woo
Kim Hye Su
"When you're playing cards, there are no friends nor eternal enemies."
Be it poker (Hollywood) or mahjong (Hong Kong), the world of gambling always walked hand in hand with cinema, and it was only a matter of time before Korea would join the game. The blockbuster War of Flowers brings some distinctive cultural touches to the gambling table. Unlike other films of the genre, War of Flowers wraps its mind games around hwatoo, a traditional Korean flower cards game with its own hidden language and tricks (the Korean title Tajja means "Master of Tricks").
After the critical and popular success of The Big Swindle, Director Choi Dong Hoon, one of the most exciting talents in Chungmuro, comes back with another winner. Based on the popular comic book Tajja by Heo Young Man (whose Damo and Duelist have also been successfully adapted to television and film), War of Flowers is possibly the most realistic cinematic portrayal of hwatoo ever. Director Choi met with several experts in the field to perfect shooting techniques and capture the impact of the game on film, and his efforts have more than paid off. War of Flowers ended its box office run with over six million tickets sold, making it one of the top ten grossing Korean films of all time.
After losing a fortune in a game he should have never played to begin with, Goni (Cho Seung Woo of Marathon and Love Phobia) tries to get back his money by learning from the best. He tours the country looking for hwatoo master Pyung Kyung Jang (Baek Yun Shik of Save the Green Planet), the man who in a few hands pulverizes ten years of hard work.
Awards and Nominations:
Best Photography Winner (Blue Dragon Film Awards 2006)
Best Actress Winner (Blue Dragon Film Awards 2006)
+credits to yesasia+
|Lo-Fi Version||Time is now (EST): 24th May 2013 - 10:32 PM|