Friday, June 1, 2012

‘As One’ to open in select theaters across North America *UPDATED SCHEDULE*

Actress Ha Ji Won‘s latest film ‘As One‘ (Korean Title: ‘Korea‘) will be making its way into select North American theaters on Friday, June 1.

‘As One’ is based on the true story of the first unified Korean sports team since the Korean War. Ha Ji Won stars as the South Korean ping pong star Hyun Jung Hwa, and Bae Doo Na plays the role of Rhee Boon Hee from North Korea. The two athletes were teamed up by politicians from their respective countries to compete as Team Korea at the 41st World Table Tennis Championships in 1991.

The movie was filmed without the use of stunt or body doubles. The actresses are reported to have trained for months prior to filming to learn the playing style and habits of the athletes they portrayed. Ha Ji Won was fortunate enough to get the help of the actual Hyun Jung Hwa for training and during the filming process. Though Bae Doo Na was not able to receive aid from Rhee Boon Hee, she worked hard to represent her character as accurately as possible. She even had to switch the hand she played ping pong with because Rhee Boon Hee was a left-handed player.

With the London Olympics around the corner, ‘As One’ will likely stir some competitive spirit in filmgoers.
‘As One’ will be opening at the following theaters on Friday, June 1 with English subtitles:
Ridgefield Park, NJ – AMC Ridgefield Park
Philadelphia, PA – AMC 309
Chicago, IL – AMC Showplace Niles
Toronto – AMC Yonge & Dundas
Vancouver – Cineplex Silvercity Coquitlam
Los Angeles, CA – CGV Cinemas (Friday, June 8th release)
More Schedule details from TEAM USA.
NEW YORK (JUNE 1-3) AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12, 75 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. Phone (201) 440-9178. SHOWTIMES: Fri/Sat/Sun: 10:40a, 1:30p, 4:20p, 7:10p, 10:10p

PHILADELPHIA (JUNE 1-3) AMC 309 Cinema 9, 1210 Bethlehem Pike North Wales, PA 19454. Phone (215) 643-2136. SHOWTIMES: Fri: 1:10p, 4:10p, 7:15p, 10:10p Sat: 10:15a, 1:10p, 4:10p, 7:15p, 10:10p Sun: 10:15a, 1:10p, 4:10p, 7:15p

CHICAGO (JUNE 1-3) AMC Showplace Niles 12, 301 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL 60714. Phone (847) 544-7380. SHOWTIMES: Fri/Sat/Sun: 10:30a, 1:30p, 4:30p, 7:30p, 10:30p

LOS ANGELES (JUNE 8-10) CGV Cinemas, 621 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone (213) 388-9000. SHOWTIMES: Fri/Sat/Sun: TBD

Check out the movie trailer below.

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Source: CJ Entertainment 
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  1. Is HJW going to be in L.A. for the premier showing on june 2 at 07;30?

  2. Sorry, the date should be June 5, 2012 which is Tuesday

  3. No Northern California showings? Ha Ji-won's "Sector 7" was shown at San Francisco's Metreon, and I caught that.

  4. oh my god i love ha ji won she can do any character her beauty is simple but silent huge charisma to the viewer her face expresions is simple can do real

  5. im the one who like secret garden but maybe i like this movie too