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161226 Cine 21 Interview with 'Room Number 7' Director Lee Yongseung

A movie dir. lee yongseung is working on now that is titled 'Room Number 7' (Production : Myung Film, Distribution : Lotte Ent) told a story about doosik who's struggling to sell his failed DVD room business that is located in the commercial area of apgujeong rodeo.

In 'Room Number 7', the scenario tells about doosik (shin hakyun) who struggles by himself and a part-time student taejeong (do kyungsoo) who's in the middle of paying his student loans, the two of them depicts a confrontation between those who struggle with their life. Tensions are rising as doosik and taejeong got involved in a secret at DVD Room Number 7. "Doosik is a man from older generation who have to sell his failing business meanwhile taejeong is from the younger generation that has to work to pay for his student loans. It's a confrontation between the difficult situation of the older and younger generations'. What makes 'Room Number 7' different from the social life movie '10 Minutes' (2013) is that Room Number 7 has a genre of black comedy and thriller with two strong headed character. 'In a room with a limited space doosik and taejeong play a game of wits that will deliver the thriller and also an ironic humor.'

The movie 'Room Number 7' that is looking forward for its crank-in on January 2nd 2017 is finishing their casting process and will set to film soon. The movie become more promising as shin hakyun and do kyungsoo who are the 1st choice of actors to be casted and have agreed to do the movie. 'Even though this movie is a low budget movie with low guarantee, when the two actors agreed to do it, it feels like the independence day (laughs). The moment I first met the two actors, I think about them as the movie's lead. Both of them are actors that is good with conveying emotion with their eyes, and they fit the role of a boy who is struggling with his life.' When asked what is the goal of dir. lee yongseung's 'Room Number 7' that is set to meet the audience in 2017, he answered 'I hope to show a story that everyone in this age can relate with. It's story about us who struggle to live in a repressive social structure. We live in this age where we dont know what went wrong that the world has become troubled and we live in struggle. I hope the movie will emphatize with the audience and give them consolation, and the audience can find the genre to be entertaining.

t/n : some parts of the interview that aren't related to the movie are omitted

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