[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]
The scene of the script reading of the movie ‘Germ’ was released, and the start of shooting was announced in earnest.
‘Germ’ (Director Cho Yong-seon) deals with the story of all of us, the unfinished, current progress that someone must do through the humidifier disinfectant disaster. It reveals the truth of the mysterious deaths in which there were victims but no perpetrators, and informs the world of the ongoing suffering of the victims and their families.
Before the crank-in on the 9th, on the 29th of last month, the production crew and the cast gathered to read the script and prayed for the filming. On this day, even families of the victims of the humidifier disinfectant disaster attended to add meaning to the movie.
Director Cho Yong-seon, who was in charge of writing and directing, said, “It is an honor to be with good actors and good staff in difficult times with coronavirus. We will do our best to make sure that the audience can make a movie that makes the eyes, ears, and hearts enjoyable. Fighting ‘Germ’!”
Kim Sang-gyeong, who has well expressed the victim’s pain in his own acting in films dealing with real events such as ‘The Discloser’, ‘May 18’, and ‘Memories of Murder’, he plays the role of Jeong Tae-hoon, a trauma center doctor who lost wife by an unknown lung disease, and risks being losing his son. Kim Sang-gyeong said, “All Koreans are having a hard time with coronavirus these days, and 420 people (as of October 3) have died, so I would like to convey my condolences to the family of the deceased. On the other hand, the deaths caused by humidifier disinfectants were 1 in the Social Disaster Investigation Committee It is estimated that there are 14,000 people, so I feel that we all do not know so much, so I am determined to work harder on the filming. I will do my best to ask for your interest.”
Actress Seo Young-hee, who plays Tae-hoon’s same-age wife Han Gil-ju, said, “I am looking forward to working with good actors and a passionate director with this work. A lot of interest in the movie ‘Germ’, which has a feeling that it will be a good work, I hope you look forward to it.”
Lee Sun-bin, who played the role of Han Young-ju, who was a prosecutor of the Seoul District Prosecutor’s Office, but became a lawyer after the death of her sister Gil-ju, said, “It is a great honor to be able to work with our seniors in this meaningful and meaningful film. We must approach realistically and seriously as much as possible. As it is a work, I feel that I have to prepare thoroughly, so I am working hard to study and work with the help of materials in order to thoroughly understand the actual event so that this work can become a memory that must remain rather than a forgotten passing by many people.”
Yoon Kyung-ho, who plays Seo Woo-sik, the manager of O2, a humidifier disinfectant manufacturer who is favored by the chairman, said, “I feel great gratitude and heavy pressure to participate in a meaningful work. I am trying to show it with a focus on realistic characters. As actors Kim Sang-gyeong, Seo Young-hee, and Lee Sun-bin, etc. are great people who have known through the works before, I will be very willing. I will do my best until the end so that a work that many people can relate to and talk about for a long time.”
Song Young-gyu, an actor who gained popularity with movie ‘Extreme Job’ and drama ‘Hyenas’ plays the role of the best lawyer of a leading law firm in charge of O2’s defense. Sung Byeong-sook, a voice actor and actor, plays the role of the mother of the victim who was the national fencing representative, and Jang Hyuk-jin of the drama ’18 Again’ added trust by acting as a representative of O2 responding to victims regardless of fire.
In the case of humidifier disinfectant, which is the subject of the movie, about 14,000 people reportedly died from related diseases after using humidifier disinfectant due to the death of mothers, infants, etc. due to lung damage caused by the humidifier disinfectant, or from systemic diseases. The humidifier disinfectant developed in 1991 has sold more than 30 million bottles and has become a necessity for the home. However, there was a suspicious case of serial deaths of patients hospitalized for pulmonary fibrosis every year, and doctors who considered it suspicious chased after discovering that thousands of people died from the humidifier disinfectant, but companies were not responsible for any damage measures.
The film is based on a novel of the same name by the author and screenwriter So Jae-won of ‘Wish’, ‘Beastie Boys’, and the drama ‘Goodbye to Goodbye’. In the original work, while talking about the pain of the victims of the humidifier disinfectant, it took the form of accusing the public of numerous perpetrators, clearly and warmly drawing how we should accept the victims’ tears and pain and be together. Writer So Jae-won received a plaque of appreciation from the bereaved for taking the lead in the filmization of the novel.
‘Germ’ cranks in on the 9th.
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