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- Movie: Iri
- Hangul: 이리
- Revised romanization: Iri
- Director: Lu Zhang
- Writer: Lu Zhang, Kim Seong-Tae
- Producer: Yun Byung-Ki, David Cho
- Cinematographer Kim Seung-Tao
- Release Date: November 13, 2008
- Runtime: 108 min.
- Genre: Drama / Indie / Arthouse / Brothers & Sisters
- Production Budget: US$ 700,000
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
30 years after the explosion at Iri station (Iksan, South Korea) the city has changed its name, rebuilt itself, but the people still carry the scars. Jin-seo is one of them. She is mentally impaired due to the explosion her mother experienced while giving birth to Jin-seo. She lives with her cab-driver brother, Tae-woong. The men in the town takes advantage of Jin-Seo's mental impairment and her mild manner nature. Tragedy soon strikes Jin-seo again ...
- The explosion that occurred at the Iri station (Iksan, South Korea) on November 11th 1977 injured 1,343 people, killed 59, destroyed 7,866 homes, and collapsed 35 school buildings. The population of the town at the time of the explosion was only 130,000. The explosion occurred as dynamite being transported from Incheon to Gwangju caught fire.
- After Yun Jin-Seo and Uhm Tae-Woong were cast in the movie the film's director Lu Zhang changed the names of the main characters to Jin-seo and Tae-woong.
- Iri was originally to be filmed in China and South Korea. The first half's Chinese portion turned into a seperate full length film ("Chongqing") after the shoot in China produced more footage than planned. Subsquently Lu Zhang re-wrote the second half part, which became the film "Iri."
- Filming was completed in a total of 12 sessions spanning 12 days (December 12th - December 23rd, 2007).
|Yoon Jin-Seo||Uhm Tae-Woong|
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