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Vincent Cassel to play IMF head in 'National Bankruptcy Day'

All Headlines 09:54 December 01, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- French star actor Vincent Cassel will appear in "National Bankruptcy Day," a new South Korean movie on the 1997 Asian financial crisis, according to its production company Friday.

Cassel will play a supporting role of a managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Washington D.C.-based international organization aimed at fostering global monetary cooperation, according to Zip Cinema.

It will be the first appearance by the 51-year-old star of French independent films "La Haine" and "L'Appartment," as well as Hollywood movies "Ocean's Twelve" and "Black Swan," in a South Korean project.

The movie will explore how the financial crisis and then-IMF bailout, which remains as a painful memory to the South Korean public, impacted the country, from policymakers to ordinary people.

Actress Kim Hye-soo and actor Yoo Ah-in are the main leads, with Kim set to play a senior analyst in the Bank of Korea, while Yoo will play a mega investor betting against the country's fortunes. With Choi Kook-hee at the directorial helm, the movie will begin principle photography this month.

This EPA file photo shows French actor Vincent Cassel at the British premiere of director David Cronenberg's film "Eastern Promises" at the Odeon Leicester Square in central London on Oct. 17, 2007. (Yonhap)


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