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Choi starts new film career at 64

Oct 15,2007
Is 60 the new 40? Maybe so, at least in the case of Choi Won-suk, 64.
The former chairman of the Dong-A Group has started a new career as a movie director.
Choi has already shot several scenes for his movie “Goodbye Terrorist,” which is about immigrant workers in Korea.
The dark comedy will run about 40 minutes and filming will be finished by next month so it can be submitted in the immigrant worker movie festival. In Choi’s film, police pursue an immigrant worker after they mistake him as a terrorist. “I see this first endeavor as a stepping stone for me to become a commercial film director,” Choi said on Oct. 6 at Euljiro, where the film was being shot.
Choi is currently a member of the board for the Dong-A Institute of Media & Arts, a two year college established by the Choi family.
He was found guilty of bribery while he was heading the Dong-A Group and was sentenced to three years in prison.
He became well-known when his ex-wife, pop singer Bae In-sun, disclosed Choi’s private love life after she learned that he married a television announcer 27 years his junior.


By Hwang Young-jin Staff Writer [yhwang@joongang.co.kr]



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