BY Adrienne Stanley | Jan 13, 2015 12:50 PM EST
“Gangnam 1970” director Yoo Ha revealed that a bed scene involving Lee Min Ho and actress Kim Ji Soo had been deleted from the final cut of the film. Director Yoo Ha revealed this detail during a press screening of the film which was held at the Wangsimni location of CGV Theaters on January 13.
Lee Min Ho portrays Jong Dae, a man who attempts to pursue an honest life after a hardscrabble childhood spent in living in a shantytown. He establishes a friendship with Gil Soo (Jung Jin Young), a former gang leader. Over the course of the film, Jong Dae falls in love with Sun Hae, who is portrayed by Seolhyun of the K-pop girl group AOA.
The edited bedroom scene featured Jong Dae with Min Seong Hee, a cameo role portrayed by Kim Ji Soo.
According to a report from Enews, Director Yoo Ha explained, “Jong Dae has feelings for Gil Soo’s daughter Sun Hae but the moment he lets his feelings out, that’s when the family will break, so he keeps those feelings inside.”
Director Yoo Ha provided further context for the relationship between Jong Dae and Madame Min Seong Hee. Jong Dae initially approaches her because she is a real estate speculator who can aid him in his quest to become a real estate tycoon.
“Gangnam 1970” focuses on the power struggle between childhood buddies Jong Dae (Lee Min Ho) and Yong Ki (Kim Rae Won) as they position themselves within the Gangnam real estate boom of the seventies.
“Gangnam 1970” which is also referred to as “Gangnam Blues” opens in theaters in Korea on January 21. The film will also arrive in select North American theaters in February 2015.
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