The Con Artists (2014 film)

The Con Artists (Korean기술자들; RRGisuljadeul; lit. "The Technicians") is a 2014 South Korean heist film directed by Kim Hong-sun, and starring Kim Woo-bin, Lee Hyun-woo, and Ko Chang-seok.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The Con Artists
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Theatrical release poster
Hangul기술자들
Hanja技術者
Revised RomanizationGisuljadeul
McCune–ReischauerGisulchatŭl
Directed byKim Hong-sun
Produced byYook Kyung-sam
StarringKim Woo-bin
Lee Hyun-woo
Ko Chang-seok
Music byJeong Jin-ho
CinematographyYoon Joo-hwan
Edited byShin Min-kyung
Production
company
Trinity Entertainment
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • December 24, 2014 (2014-12-24)
Running time
116 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$18 million[1]

PlotEdit

Ji-hyuk is a safe-cracker who lives the high life by stealing antiques and jewelry. He teams up with genius hacker Jong-bae, planner Goo-in and other fellow "technicians" to steal ₩150 billion (US$150 million) hidden in the Incheon Customs, and they must do it within 40 minutes.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming in Gwangyang, Incheon and Seoul began in March 2014 and wrapped in August 2014.[14]

It was the first Korean production to film in the city of Abu Dhabi, with locations at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Emirates Palace and the Hilton Capital Grand.[15][16]

ReleaseEdit

The film was released in South Korea on December 24, 2014.[17][18]

It was also released in North America on January 9, 2015, followed by limited theatrical runs in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines and in Iran irib namayesh.[19][20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Con Artists (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. ^ Conran, Pierce (5 February 2014). "KIM Woo-bin and LEE Hyun-woo Become THE TECHNICIANS". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (30 January 2014). "Technicians casts two hot actors". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  4. ^ Sung, So-young (11 November 2014). "Kim Woo-bin to star in Technicians". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ Lee, So-dam (12 November 2014). "Kim Woo Bin Transforms into Sexy Safecracker for The Technicians". enewsWorld. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ Kim, Min-jin (18 November 2014). "Criminal Designer poster released". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  7. ^ Kim, Ji-min (20 November 2014). "Criminal Designer draws attention with noted cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  8. ^ Kim, Min-jin (9 December 2014). "Director praises Kim Woo Bin's action skills in Criminal Designer". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  9. ^ Jung, You-mi (22 December 2014). "In Focus: The Con Artists". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Food is Kim Woo-bin's joy of life". K-Pop Herald. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  11. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (20 December 2014). "Interview: Kim Woo Bin is Careful About Text Messaging "I Love You" to Actresses". enewsWorld. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  12. ^ Lee, Eun-sun (2 January 2015). "Preparation is key for Kim Woo-bin". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  13. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (27 December 2014). "Interview: Lee Hyun Woo Talks The Technicians, On-Screen Bromance, Future Plans and More". enewsWorld. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  14. ^ Son, Jin-a (18 August 2014). '기술자들' 크랭크업…화끈한 범죄영화 탄생 예고. Star MBN (in Korean). Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  15. ^ Kim, June (19 June 2014). "THE TECHNICIANS in Abu Dhabi". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  16. ^ Newbould, Chris (4 June 2014). "Dubai-based Cinescape Box Office facilitates first Korean film shoot in the UAE". The National. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  17. ^ Kim, Min-jin (3 December 2014). "Kim Woo-bin enjoys acting in Criminal Designer". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  18. ^ Kim, Min-jin (5 December 2014). "New poster released for Criminal Designer". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  19. ^ An, So-hyoun (17 October 2014). "The Technicians Sold in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Philippines and also in iran on march 2016 in irib namayesh". enewsWorld. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  20. ^ Yoon, Ina (7 January 2015). "THE CON ARTISTS Confirms International Releases". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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