“The Battleship Island” in a movie-mentary
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“The Battleship Island” in a movie-mentary

The movie-mentary for “The Battleship Island”, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, will be aired through CGV on the 14th.

“The Battleship Island” is the story of Joseon people who risked their lives to escape Battleship Island where they were held captive by the Japanese during the Japanese Invasion. With the lead of director Ryoo Seung-wan, the casts are Hwang Jeong-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and Lee Jung-hyun. The “The Battleship Island” movie-mentary tells the story of how the movie was made over the period of 1,419 days.

Behind-the-scenes as well as the conditions of the actors during the making will satisfy fans who are excitedly waiting for the movie to ocme out.

Stars will tell their stories of things that went on in the set and there will be a sneak peak of the set that was made to look like Battleship Island in the year 1945.

Ryoo Seung-wan said, “”The Battleship Island” is a historical significant happening so I didn’t want my actors to work on blue screen. So I recreated the set as closely as I could to the real thing”.

“The Battleship Island” is not only based on history but the will power of the entire team was outstanding. Everyone shaved their heads as they were supposed to be impressed by the Japanese.

Ryoo Seung-wan shaved his head as well, to share his heart with the actors.

He expressed his fondness for his cast. He talked about Song Joong-ki, who would work with the staff behind-the-scenes when his part of the filming was over, and said, “He is a human being with real character”.

Martial arts character Jeong Doo-hong complimented So Ji-sub’s action. He said, “There was a fight scene in a bathhouse. So Ji-sub in the role of Chil-seong, memorized action moves in just two observations and it was surprising as it’s really hard to do”.

The cast of “The Battleship Island” make short speeches in the movie-mentary and they all say Battleship Island is their history and they hope the movie lets everyone recollect the difficult times.

Hwang Jeong-min who plays the past of Lee Gang-ok, a father who goes to Battleship Island with his daughter, says, “Ryoo Seung-wan is a respectable man as he fills in what needs to be filled in life”.

“The Battleship Island Movie-mentary” can be seen on CGV on the 14th at 9PM.

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