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‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’ nominated for San Sebastian International Film Festival

  • Published : Jul 18, 2018 - 15:14
  • Updated : Jul 18, 2018 - 15:14

“Illang: The Wolf Brigade,” starring Gang Dong-won, Jung Woo-sung and Han hyo-joo, has been nominated for the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival.

According to Warner Bros. Korea, the upcoming film has been nominated for the competitive section of the festival.

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Gang Dong-won in “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” (Yonhap)
Director Kim Jee-woon and lead actor Gang will attend the festival held in Spain in September. This is Kim’s second nomination for the festival after his 2010 film “I Saw the Devil.”

The San Sebastiano International Film Festival, established in 1953, is the oldest and most influential film festival among Spanish-speaking countries.

Roberto Cuerto, a member of the selection committee, praised the film, saying, “‘Illang’ is the perfect balance of action, mystery, fantasy and psychological thriller. The film’s political subtext is firmly supported by Kim’s impressive production design and talented cast.”

“Illang: The Wolf Brigade” is a sci-fi film set in the year 2029 when the two Koreas are preparing for unification. The story centers on battles between an anti-reunification terrorist group and Wolf Brigade, a special unit of the South Korean police.

By Park Jin-won (jpark13@heraldcorp.com)