Moon Sung Geun’s acting experience is long enough. Starting out as an active stage actor, the actor and politician began his foray into the world of film and theater. He has won several prestigious awards for his roles in films.
Since 1986, Moon Sung Geun has won prestigious awards from the Baeksang Arts Awards; is one of the prestigious awards in Korea. One of Moon Sung Geun’s films even became the highest grossing film of the period 1990-1995. Intrigued by the list of the best movies that Moon Sung Geun has acted in? We’ve picked ten titles for you!
- Release year 2017
- Genres Crime , Drama , Family , Investigation , Medical , Mystery , Psychological , Horror
- Director Jang Hang Jun
- Cast Kang Ha Neul Kim Mu Yeol
He starred in Moon Sung Geun’s movie Forgotten (2017) alongside Kang Ha Neul and Kim Mu Yeol. Here, the senior actor plays Park Seong Dae, his second father. The story begins with the kidnapping of the eldest son Yoo Seok right after they move into a new house. The kidnapping took place in front of his younger brother, Jin Seok.
After 19 days, Yoo Seok suddenly returned. However, he showed a different attitude. Suspecting his own brother, Jin Seok begins to uncover the truth behind Yoo Seok’s abduction. Jin Seok himself is actually schizophrenic, but his family takes good care of him. So, is what Jin Seok feels real?
- Release year 1990
- Genres Adult , Drama , Life , Politics , Romance , Slice of Life , Social
- Director Park Kwang Su
- Cast Moon Sung Geun Shim Hye-Jin Park Joong Hoon Kim In Soo
In the old movie Black Republic (1990), Moon Sung Geun played Kim Ki Young, a student activist wanted by the government for leading the protests. He hid in a coal mine and ran errands. The son of the coal factory owner, Sung Cheol, is known as a tyrant.
He shows an unusual interest in Ki Young. In addition to Sung Cheol, a coffee seller named Young Sook was also fascinated by him. He even decided to give up prostitution to get Ki Young. After that, the two of them forge a bond between the obstacles they face.
Things heat up when Sung Cheol mistreats Young Sook after his mother’s death. Ki Young tries to stop him, but it only reveals his true identity. Ki Young had no choice but to leave. Right before leaving this place, Young Sook did something unexpected.
- Release year 1995
- Genre Drama, History
- Director Jang Sun Woo
- Cast Lee Jung Hyun Moon Sung Geun Lee Young Ran Sol Kyung Gu
Moon Sang Geun participated in an extraordinary film depicting the suffering of a little girl after the Gwangju incident in 1980. Through the character Jang in this film, the actor won the award for Best Actor. at the 1996 Blue Dragon Film Awards.
A Petal (1996) chronicles the life of a 15-year-old girl caught up in the events of the Gwangju Uprising. The unnamed girl is said to have abandoned her current mother and fled amid the bullets. Years later, the girl calls Jang a construction worker and follows him everywhere.
Jang knew that the girl was going through something traumatic. He never spoke and just looked away. The young girl’s mind seemed to be so torn that Jang was also disappointed. Jang shares her pain, pain, and loss. This drama shows the mental burden a girl goes through after experiencing the terrible events in Gwangju.
- Release year 1997
- Genres Crime , Drama , Psychological , Romance
- Director Ly Truong Dong
- Cast Han Seok Kyu Shim Hye-Jin Moon Sung Geun Myung Gye Nam
Green Fish (1997) is a film about death, pain, love and hardships that a young man named Mak Dong has to go through. He is present in the midst of a violent environment, even when he returns from the army, Mak Dong is not welcome, except for his brother who has polio.
Before going to Mak Dong’s house, he happened to meet a girl named Mi Ae because of a scarf. He also finds time to help Mi Ae, who is harassed by a group of thugs. Their meeting was the beginning of a new experience in his life. Mak Dong himself has a dream to reunite his family again.
He starts by looking for a job in Seoul, and meets Mi Ae to return the scarf to him. Mak Dong just found out that Mi Ae is Bae Tae Gon’s lover. The character Tae Gon played by Moon Sung Geun is a gangster. Through Mi Ae, Mak Dong gets a job from Tae Gon.
Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)
- Release year 2011
- Genres Action , Crime , Horror
- Director Joon Hwan Jang
- Cast Yeo Jin Goo Kim Yoon Seok
The next film starring Moon Sung Geun, the main character Yeo Jin Goo, has received many prestigious awards such as Best New Actor. Moon herself is said to be one of the supporting actors playing the CEO named Jin.
Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013) tells the life of a 16-year-old boy raised by criminals. They actually kidnapped the boy when he was young as a tool of blackmail. Now he has become a teenage boy they call Hwa Yi. Hwa Yi was raised by criminals in a unique way.
When Hwa Yi was deemed able to pursue their work as criminals, Hwa Yi entered the operation for the first time. That’s when he killed a man with the gun he was holding. Right after the person he shot dies, Hwa Yi learns a big, tragic and sad secret.
National Security (2012)
- Release year 2011
- Genres Drama , History , Horror
- Director Jung Ji Young
- Cast Bae Jang Su Seo Dong Soo Kim Eui Sung Woo Hee Jin
National Security (2012) is a drama genre drama adapted from the memoirs of Kim Geun Tae, a pro-democracy activist who was kidnapped and tortured for 22 days by national police inspector Lee Geun An. in 1985 under the regime of Chun Doo Hwan. In this drama based on a true story, Moon Sung Geun plays Director Yoon.
In the movie, Kim Geun Tak’s character was changed to Kim Jong Tae. It is said that the famous 37-year-old activist who continued to fight against the military dictatorship Chun Doo Hwan was arrested and taken to a special interrogation facility. This place is synonymous with political torture as it is also where the KCIA headquarters is located.
During the first three days of interrogation, Kim Jong Tae was not given food or sleep. On the fourth day, Park Nam Eun started torturing him with water. Two days later, Lee Du Han, who was known to be a sadist, began torturing Kim Jong Tae. Lee Du Han wanted Jong Tae to confess that he was a communist allied with the North.
To the Starry Island
- Release year 1993
- Genre Drama, Fantasy
- Director Park Kwang Su
- Cast Ahn Sung Ki Moon Sung Keun Shim Hye-Jin Ahn So Young
To The Starry Island (1993) is a movie by Moon Sung Geun, he plays with some other big actors such as Ahn Sung Ki, Shim Hye Jin, Lee Yong Yi and Heo Joon Ho. As the main character, Moon Sung Geun was assigned to play two characters, Moon Jae Goo and Moon Deok Bae. The two characters are father and son with different personalities.
One character is a despicable father and the other is a son who just wants to fulfill his father’s wish. Moon Jae Goo with the help of his friend Kim Chul tries to bring his father’s body back to Kwisong Island for burial. However, the ferry they were on was stopped by the people and did not let them dock.
Kwisong Islanders were still angry with Moon Deok Bae for his political activities in the 1950s. At the time, he became an informant for communist sympathizers. From that event, Kim Chul recalled people and events from his childhood on the island.
- Release year 2010
- Genre Comedy, Drama
- Director Hong Sang Soo
- Cast Lee Sun Kyun Jung Yu Mi Moon Sung Geun
The movie Oki’s Movie (2010) by Moon Sung Geun is the work of famous director Hong Sang Soo. The film revolves around the main character named Oki, a student majoring in filmmaking and her upcoming film projects. Oki’s Movie (2010) consists of four different yet interconnected stories.
Moon Sung Geun plays a director named Song. He is a former professor Nam Jin Gu, a short film director who is at odds with his wife. Song offended Nam when he said that filmmaking as an art was beginning to die. In a drunken stupor, he quarreled with his professor.
A few years ago, Nam met Oki at film school and was immediately attracted to her. He wasted no time dating female college students. At that time Oki was actually in a relationship with an older man, but succumbed to Nam’s persistence.
- Release year 2014
- Genre Drama, Horror
- Director Sung Bo Shim
- Cast Kim Yoon Seok Park Yoo Chun Han Ye Ri Moon Sung Geun
Sea Fog (2014) is one of Moon Sung Geun’s special films as it is adapted from the stage play Haemoo. The play is based on the true story of 25 Korean-Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated in the tank of the fishing boat Taechangcho. Their bodies were then thrown into the sea by the crew.
In this movie, Moon Sung Geun plays a train engine operator named Wan Hob. The story of the film Sea of Mist (2014) begins with the failure of the fishing boat Jeonjinho that did not get the expected results. To make more money, the ship’s crew smuggled thirty illegal immigrants into Korea.
However, the plan did not go smoothly because the weather was very bad. They also have to face the pursuit of the Korean Coast Guard. To avoid suspicion by the police, the captain ordered the crew to hide the immigrants in an aquarium; where the disaster happened.
To You, From Me
- Release year 1994
- Genre Drama
- Director Jang Sun Woo
- Cast Moon Sung Geun Jung Sun Kyung Yeo Kyun Dong
To You, From Me (1994) is Moon Sung Geun’s highest-grossing film in the period 1990-1995. It’s the story of a writer who gets involved in a plagiarism lawsuit, then falls in love with a woman; someone connected to him through dreams.
To You, From Me (1994) is the work of director Chang Sun Woo that depicts sex in a candid and repulsive way. Moon Sung Geu as “I” has dreams of becoming a great writer, but now he is experiencing disappointment because he is caught up in a plagiarism lawsuit. One day, the woman with the most beautiful breasts in the world came into “me” life and started living with her.
The life of an actor really became an option for Moon Sung Geun. Don’t be surprised if his performances are consistently satisfactory. The movies mentioned in this article more or less illustrate that; that there is no question of experience and ability to act.
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