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'The Throne' rakes in three film critics' awards

All Headlines 08:09 October 28, 2015

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Yonhap) -- Lee Joon-ik's "The Throne" has picked up three awards given by the local film critics' association, the organization said Wednesday.

The historic drama won best picture, best screenplay and best music awards at the 35th Korean Film Critics Association Awards, the association said.

"The Throne" tells the story of Kim Yeongjo from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), who locked his only son and crown prince Sado in a rice chest and starved him to death.

It has attracted 6.2 million viewers since its opening in September and is currently the No. 5 most-watched film of the year in the country, according to data by the Korean Film Council.

Best actor went to Jung Jae-young, who plays a director in Hong Sang-soo's quirky romance flick "Right Now, Wrong Then."

Kim Hye-soo won best actress for her portrayal in "Coinlocker Girl" of a cold-hearted organ-trafficking ring leader who operates in Chinatown in Incheon.

The 10 movies of the year were "The Unfair," "Cart," "Coinlocker Girl," "The Shameless," "Right Now, Wrong Then," "Revivre," "Ode to My Father," "Assassination," "The Veteran" and "The Throne."

The awards ceremony will take place at Seoul Press Center on Nov. 16.


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