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Kim Go-eun to come back in vicious revenge tale

Kim Go-eun in her upcoming film “Monster” (Lotte Entertainment)
Kim Go-eun in her upcoming film “Monster” (Lotte Entertainment)
Actress Kim Go-eun, who made an impressive breakthrough in filmmaker Jung Ji-woo’s critically acclaimed 2012 sensual drama “Eungyo (A Muse),” is making a comeback as a vengeful mad woman in her upcoming movie.

Kim made her acting debut in Jung’s 2012 film as Eun-gyo, a teenager who becomes the subject of desire for Lee Jeok-yo (Park Hae-il), a renowned poet in his 70s. The film received much attention for its subject matter as well as its depiction of sexuality. Kim, who had never appeared in a film or TV series before shooting “Eungyo,” won the role through an audition, beating some 300 contestants.

After sweeping best new actress awards for her performance as the teen in 2012, including at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Grand Bell Awards, Kim is making a comeback in her second feature film, which is a vicious revenge thriller.

In the upcoming film “Monster,” Kim stars as Bok-soon, a young woman whose younger sibling was brutally murdered by ruthless killer Tae-soo (Lee Min-ki). The grieving woman has a developmental disability, and almost becomes psychotic when she finds out her brother is dead. With uncontrollable anger, madness and limited mental ability, she plans revenge against Tae-soo. Actor Lee Min-ki, who gave a memorable performance last year in Roh Deok’s romance “Very Ordinary Couple,” is starring as the cruel killer. The film is slated to open in early March.

Kim is also starring in “Hyeopnyeo,” an upcoming period epic that takes place in Korea’s Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392). Prominent actress Jeon Do-yeon and hallyu star Lee Byung-hun co-star in the film. Kim plays the role of the daughter of a master swordswoman, who will be played by actress Jeon.

By Claire Lee (
Korea Herald daum