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September 21, 2018
Nominees of 55th Daejong Awards Announced, THE FORTRESS with 10 nominations
The 2017 movie THE FORTRESS received 10 nominations for the upcoming 55th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards. Among the major categories that THE FORTRESS is nominated for -- Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Lee Byung Hun).
The 55th Daejong Awards will be held on October 22 at the Grand Theater of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.
Best Actor Nominees, clockwise from top:
Kim Yun Seok, 1987
Lee Byung Hun, The Fortress
Hwang Jung Min, The Spy Gone North
Lee Sung Min, The Spy Gone North
Yoo Ah In, Burning
THE FORTRESS shown on Chuseok (9/23, 10.30pm) on tvN
September 26, 2018
Lee Byung-Hun in New UK Trailer for Korean Action Film 'The Fortress'
During the Qing Invasion of Korea, the king and the court take refuge in a mountain fortress, where they find themselves stranded in the cold and surrounded by the enemy. The king's dilemma deepens as his people in the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. The Fortress, also known as Namhansanseong, is written and directed by Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk, director of the films My Father, Silenced, and Miss Granny previously. Based on the novel written by Kim Hoon. This intially opened in Korea first in October last year, and already opened in the US last fall. Signature Entertainment will release The Fortress in UK cinemas starting sometime in the fall, if anyone out there still wants to see this. Maybe? Maybe not?