Eve of The Storm (Aka The Day Before/Lovers Vanished/폭풍전야)
Directed by Jo Chang-ho (조창호)
Screenplay by Jo Chang-ho (조창호)
Genre : •Drama •Melodrama •Romance
Duration : 104min | Release date in South Korea : 2010/04/01
1. Kim Nam Gil as Soo In
3. Jeong Yun Min as Sang Byeong
4. Yoon Je Moon as Mr. Jo
6. Han Cheol Woo as detective
Su-in (Kim Nam-Gil) was a talented cook who became falsely accused of killing his wife and then received a life sentence in prison. While in prison, Su-in hears that prisoners infected with AIDS can leave prison. Su-in then injects himself with the blood of HIV positive inmate Sang-Byun (Jeong Yun-Min). Sang-Byun does make the request that if by chance Su-in is able to escape from prison to visit the café named Luth. Su-in manages to escape from prison.
Out of prison, Su-in confronts the priest who had an affair with his wife. The priest confesses to the murder, but then takes his own life. Su-in, having now lost all hope to clear his name and nowhere to go, decides to visit the cafe Sang-Byun requested.
When Su-in arrives at the beach side cafe named Luth, he meets the proprietor Mi-ya (Woo Seul Hye Hwang). Mi-ya is a beautiful women, a magician, and also bears heavy mental scars from her past. She will be taking the role of Mia who is not talented in cooking, but is persistent in running the restaurant by the beach. She is not interested in other people’s work, but only her own. She is tough yet loyal. Mi-ya eventually hires Su-in as a cook. The two become closer & soon love blossoms. One day Su-in tells Mi-ya it was Sang-Byun who sent him there and this shocks Mi-ya
Filming took place from March through June of 2009. The movie initially found difficulty in gaining a theatrical release, but with the recent popularity of MBC drama “The Great Queen Seondeok” (which starred actor Kim Nam-Gil), “Eve of The Storm” received an April 2010 release date. Hwang and Kim were preparing very hard for this movie taking cooking classes and martial arts classes for action scenes. Their kiss scenes show the two very serious in their work.
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