Cold Eyes

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Cold Eyes
Cold Eyes poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGamsijadeul
McCune–ReischauerKamsijadeul
Directed byJo Ui-seok
Kim Byung-seo
Produced byLee Yu-jin
Written byJo Ui-seok
Based onEye in the Sky 
by Yau Nai-Hoi and Au Kin-Yee
StarringSol Kyung-gu
Jung Woo-sung
Han Hyo-joo
Lee Junho
Music byDalparan
Jang Young-gyu
CinematographyKim Byung-seo
Yeo Kyung-bo
Editing byShin Min-kyung
StudioZip Cinema
Distributed byNext Entertainment World
Release dates
  • July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03)
Running time118 min.
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Budget₩4.5 billion
Box office₩36.7 trillion
US$34,849,357[1]
 
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Cold Eyes
Cold Eyes poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGamsijadeul
McCune–ReischauerKamsijadeul
Directed byJo Ui-seok
Kim Byung-seo
Produced byLee Yu-jin
Written byJo Ui-seok
Based onEye in the Sky 
by Yau Nai-Hoi and Au Kin-Yee
StarringSol Kyung-gu
Jung Woo-sung
Han Hyo-joo
Lee Junho
Music byDalparan
Jang Young-gyu
CinematographyKim Byung-seo
Yeo Kyung-bo
Editing byShin Min-kyung
StudioZip Cinema
Distributed byNext Entertainment World
Release dates
  • July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03)
Running time118 min.
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Budget₩4.5 billion
Box office₩36.7 trillion
US$34,849,357[1]

Cold Eyes (Hangul: 감시자들; RR: Gamsijadeul; lit. "Stakeout" or "Surveillance") is a 2013 South Korean film starring Sol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, Jin Kyung and Lee Junho. A remake of 2007 Hong Kong film Eye in the Sky, the film is about detectives from the surveillance team of a special crime unit who work together to take down a bank robbing organization.[2][3][4][5][6]

It made its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival,[7][8][9] and also screened at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival prior to its South Korean release.[10][11]

Plot[edit]

Ha Yoon-joo becomes the newest member to join a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with Chief Hwang, the veteran leader of the unit, and tries to track down James, the cold-eyed leader of an armed robbery organization.

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

Cold Eyes dominated the local box office after its release on July 3, 2013, selling 2.17 million in its first week.[20] After 17 days, it reached 4 million admissions, the fifth domestic film to do so in 2013.[21][22] It reached the 5 million mark on July 27,[23][24] with 5,506,409 total admissions at the end of its run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Cold Eyes". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  2. ^ Jung, Han-seok (1 August 2013). "JOH Ui-seok and KIM Byeong-seo, Directors of COLD EYES: The Art of Watching and Being Watched". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (8 February 2013). "Police Are Hot in Pursuit of a Kingpin in COLD EYES". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (14 May 2013). "Movie Cold Eyes Ready To Thrill Audience in 2013 Summer". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (6 June 2013). "Cold Eyes is a story of firsts for the cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  6. ^ Lee, Eun-sun (14 June 2013). "Two Big Things Are Coming: 1,000 Eyes Staring at Him - Cold Eyes". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ Conran, Pierce (24 July 2013). "Toronto Looks to COLD EYES: Korean Thriller Gets Gala Invite for TIFF". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  8. ^ "Cold Eyes Invited to Toronto Int'l Film Fest". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  9. ^ "Toronto film festival 2013: the full line-up". The Guardian. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  10. ^ Willette, Jeff (10 October 2013). "Busan International Film Festival 2013". SippinSoko.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  11. ^ Arcega, Raymond (27 October 2013). "Busan International Film Festival 2013". GreenTeaGraffiti. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (12 October 2012). "Jung Woo-sung preps for bad guy role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Kim, Ji-yi (28 May 2013). "Jung Woo Sung playing as a villain for the first time in his career". StarN News. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  14. ^ Lim, Ju-ri (28 June 2013). "Jung Woo-sung turns bad". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  15. ^ "Jung Woo-sung Turns His Back on Nice-Guy Image in New Film". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  16. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (15 July 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actor Jung Woo-sung: Confessions of a Top Star". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  17. ^ Ho, Stewart (25 October 2012). "2PM Junho to Make Movie Debut Opposite Jung Woo Sung, Han Hyo Joo in Surveillance". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  18. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (19 June 2013). "2PM Junho Impresses with Big Screen Debut Thriller". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  19. ^ An, So-hyoun (20 June 2013). "2PM's Junho Says He's Really Nervous about His Role in Cold Eyes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  20. ^ "Cold Eyes Smashes 2-Million Mark in First Week". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  21. ^ Lee, Claire (19 July 2013). "Cold Eyes smashes 4 million mark". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  22. ^ "Cold Eyes Still Sweeping Box Office". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  23. ^ "Cold Eyes Hits 5-Million Mark in Cinema Attendance". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  24. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (30 July 2013). "Han Hyo-joo Celebrates Cold Eyes Records". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 

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