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KT releases Valentine’s film shorts

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Feb 05,2006
Korea’s top landline telephone carrier, KT Corp., is releasing three short films by renowned domestic directors on the Internet on Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day. The company said that it sponsored the production of the movies. The films will be given an off-line premier at a movie theater in southern Seoul; applications for tickets can be made online at www.ktfilms.com. About 30 minutes long, each film has two major components: the main theme is love and the plots all involve phone numbers. Kwak Jae-yong, best known as the director of the Asian hit, “My Sassy Girl,” made a fantasy movie titled “I can hear the memory.” Starring Sohn Tae-young and Lee Chun-hee, the movie depicts a near future in which banks store memories. Featuring a Korean-American actor, Karl Yoon, and the actress Soh Yoo-jin, “I’m OK” by the director Kim Tae-gyun, is about a martial artist and a woman who wind up living together. The last of the three films is by Chung Yoon-chul, the director of last year’s hit, “Marathon,” (“Mal-a-ton” in its Korean title). Called “Storm Hill,” the movie depicts an unusual love triangle caused by a phone number appearing in the dreams of the main characters. “We plan to arrange various events and give out gifts to the people attending the Valentine’s Day off-line premier,” said Joo Yeong-bum, a managing director of public relations at KT. “We hope that the films please our customers and generate interest in fixed-line phones at the same time.” by Seo Ji-eun


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