Movie poster for "The Frontline" [Showbox]
Korean war flick "The Frontline" has received four honors by the Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC), adding to the string of domestic acclamations the film has won since its release in July.
The announcement was made over the weekend on the official KAFC website which stated that "The Frontline" was chosen as best picture against some of the biggest films of 2011 while the award ceremony will take place in Seoul on November 11.
The film also scored wins for best director to auteur Jang Hoon, best screenplay and best newcomer to actor Lee Je-hoon.
In the meantime, Korean actor Ha Jung-woo took home the prize for best actor for his role in "The Murderer (The Yellow Sea)" and Chinese actress Tang Wei was named best actress for playing a female prisoner who falls in love with a gigolo (played by Hyun Bin) in "Late Autumn."
31st Korean Association of Film Critics - List of Winners
▲ Best Picture: "The Frontline"
▲ Best Director: Jang Hoon ("The Frontline")
▲ Best Actor: Ha Jung-woo ("The Murderer (The Yellow Sea)")
▲ Best Actress: Tang Wei ("Late Autumn")
▲ Best Screenplay: Park Sang-yeon ("The Frontline")
▲ Best Cinematography: Kim Tae-sung, Park Jong-chul ("Arrow The Ultimate Weapon")
▲ Best Visual Effects: Han Young-woo ("Arrow The Ultimate Weapon")
▲ Best Music: Cho Seung-woo ("Late Autumn")
▲ Best New Director: Park Jung-bum ("The Journals of Musan")
▲ Best New Actor: Lee Je-hoon ("The Frontline")
▲ Best New Actress: Yoo Da-in ("Re-encounter")
▲ Special Mention: Shin Jae-myung, Myung Films (""Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild")
▲ FIPRESCI Award: "Poongsan"
▲ Lifetime Achievement: Jung Chang-hwa
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