The Tower - Korean Movie
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- Movie: The Tower
- Revised romanization: Tawo
- Hangul: 타워
- Director: Kim Ji-Hun
- Writer: Kim Sang-Don
- Producer: Lee Sang-Jik
- Cinematographer: Kim Young-Ho
- Release Date: December 24, 2012
- Runtime: 121 min.
- Genre: Drama / Disaster / Fire Fighter
- Production Company: CJ Entertainment, The Tower Pictures
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
On Christmas Eve, at the luxurious Tower Sky twin tower building in central Seoul, residents and staff members busy themselves with Christmas preparation. A small fire in the restaurant kitchen attracts the attention of Tower Sky staff member Lee Dae-Ho (Kim Sang-Kyung), who notices a faulty water sprinkler system. Building owner Jo (Cha In-Pyo) disregards the warning and goes ahead with the evening's Christmas party.
Helicopters are hired to circle the building and spray the building with man made snow during the Christmas party. Residents gathered for the event are amazed by the spectacle. Their amazement soon turns into terror when a helicopter loses control and crashes into the building, setting off a chain off horrifying events that threatens the lives of all the residents.
- Filming began May 18, 2011 in Namyangju in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. First scene shot was set on Christmas eve in a Chinese Restaurant with restaurant manager Seo Yun-Hee (Son Ye-Jin) busy checking on foods for a party. Meanwhile, building maintenance employee Le Hae-Ho (Kim Sang-Kyung) carefully examines the building. Filming finished December 7, 2011.
|Sol Kyung-Gu||Son Ye-Jin||Kim Sang-Kyung||Kim In-Kwon||Do Ji-Han|
|Kang Young-Ki||Seo Yun-Hee||Lee Dae-Ho||Oh Byung-Man||Lee Sun-Woo|
|Park Chul-Min||Song Jae-Ho||Lee Ju-Sil||Kim Sung-Oh||Lee Han-Wi|
|Chef||elderly man Yoon||Madam Jung||In-Gun||Church Elder Kim|
|Cha In-Pyo||Jung In-Gi||Ahn Sung-Ki||Jo Min-Ah|
|The tower owner Jo||Director Jung||chief firefighter||Lee Ha-Na|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kwon Hyun-Sang - cleaner's son
- Park Jung-Hak - congressman
- Lee Joo-Ha - Min-Jung
- Min Young - pregnant woman Nam-Ok
- Lee Chang-Joo - Secretary Jo
- Lee Chang-Yong - specialist at command center
- Yoo Pil-Ran - wife of firefighter
- Park Joon-Seo - adjutant
- Park Sang-Hyun - Chinese restaurant customer
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