In the past few days, two major events have happened to Tang Wei.
One is that the 2023 Golden Globe Award nominations were announced, and "Determination to Break Up" starring her was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Prior to this, the film was also named one of the top ten films of 2022 by the New York Times.
For the film itself, which has already competed in Cannes and is about to compete for the Oscar on behalf of South Korea, this is just one more addition to the film's honor roll.
For Tang Wei, it is quite weighty.
The second is the Grand Bell Awards that ended last week, and the 43-year-old Tang Wei failed to get the queen as the public expected.
The winner of the film queen is Lian Jingya of "Life is Beautiful".
This result can be said to be unexpected by most people.
After all, in the previous poll, Tang Wei led Lian Jingya by more than double with 50% turnout.
You know, the popular vote for the Great Bell Award is voted by their audience for real money.
The voting rights price of the Protagonist Award is 99,000 won, which is equivalent to about 531 yuan per vote.
Everyone spent money to invest in a very high proportion of candidates, but in the end they failed to win the award, I think it must be unacceptable.
There are even people who question the organizers because of the final results of the Great Bell Award, and even use the "Big Water Award" to label the Great Bell Award.
Of course, it is also possible that almost no one on the spot judges voted for Tang Wei, which will be the result.
Anyway, the result was decided, and Tang Wei failed to pocket the big bell award.
In fact, on the day of the Great Bell Award, the fact that Tang Wei was not present was already doomed that she would not win the award, but there were still many people who were uneasy.
So there is such a strange phenomenon:
Tang Wei did not win the award, but the South Korean people became the most indignant.
What's more, not long ago, the more weighty Blue Dragon Award, Tang Wei won the queen with 7 votes (9 votes in total).
The reasons given by the judges of the Blue Dragon Award are:
Besides her, who else can play this role well?
From the judges of the film festival to the general audience, what can Tang Wei make the entire Korean movie fan fall?
How powerful is Tang Wei's "Song Ruilai"?
To answer the question of Tang Wei's charm, we must first start with "The Determination to Break Up".
This drama, inspired by Tang Wei and tailored specifically for her, is one of the reasons why Koreans are crazy about her again.
Zheng Ruijing, the screenwriter of the film, said in an interview that she had brought in Tang Wei to create the script before the film was finalized to start shooting.
So the script was not written before the director sent an invitation to Tang Wei, and specially waited until she agreed to star, the screenwriter completed the rest of the script.
After that, the screenwriter also had a more in-depth and detailed understanding of Tang Wei, and improved the character of the character "Song Ruilai" little by little.
In this way, a Song Ruilai with a shadow full of Tang Wei was born.
It can even be said that in addition to "Lust, Caution", Tang Wei has gone further and further on another sexy road.
Song Ruilai, a Chinese woman with a mysterious identity.
She is young, beautiful, and how unworthy her titular husband looks,
So much so that the two policemen in the movie thought she was the daughter of the deceased at first.
She looks effeminate, but insists on seeing live photos of her dead husband.
She is not good at Korean, but she tries to talk to others in Korean, and she watches Korean dramas to learn Korean when she has nothing to do at home.
Unexpectedly, this is almost the same as Tang Wei himself.
She looks cold-blooded, and the day after her husband dies, she can go to work without incident.
When asked why, she answered calmly:
"You can't stop taking care of the living old man because of your dead husband."
She is good at manipulating and very actionable.
In the interrogation room, he dared to directly lift his skirt to show the other party his scars,
With a box of expensive sushi, confirm the other party's idea and go on the offensive.
Knowing that the other party is around, he deliberately made a wish to the cat, saying that he wanted to get the other party's heart.
She released the signal little by little, of course, the other party could not resist, and could only surrender.
In particular, she was depressed in Haejun because the suspect she was tracking committed suicide, and the scene where she came to help him burn the photo showed the word "sexy" in all directions.
This scene can't hide the lust between the two from the moment they enter the door, and it reaches a climax when the two snatch the photo.
In the end, it ended with Relais talking to coax Haejun to sleep.
In the small bedroom, Haejun was lying alone on the bed,
Relais crouched beside the bed and coaxed him to sleep in a gentle tone.
Under the warm light turning cold light, the lust between the two from the undercurrent to gradually calm, is very wonderful.
After the two were together, her charm was released more vividly.
There is a scene where the two go on a date at the temple, from touching their cheeks to helping to apply hand cream,
Every action is not out of line, but every picture is full of charm.
Not to mention that she ended herself for love,
Just to become the "unfinished case" in Haejun's life that he can never forget.
"Mysterious", "sexy" and "charming" are the impressions left by Song Ruilai on the audience.
To really explore "sexy", Tang Wei showed a completely different performance from "Color Ring" in "Determination to Break Up".
Wang Jiazhi in "Color Ring" is undoubtedly sexy.
And this sexy in addition to the bold display of the body in the film, she is round but tough, wild but charming, atmospheric but innocent, cold and gentle.
These temperaments are mixed together to create the "sexy" Wang Jiazhi.
But under the lens of the Korean director, Tang's only clothes did not take off, and there was even a picture of being beaten, but it interpreted what is called the highest "sexy".
It can even be said that it reproduces the style of "Color Ring".
The two movies are both "sexy" that people are fascinated by, but they are completely different charms.
So, why did this Chinese woman Song Ruilai, who was smuggled to South Korea, make Koreans crazy?
After reading so much, let's look at this question.
The answer is obvious:
Because under Tang Wei's interpretation, Song Ruilai let the Korean imagination of Chinese women land.
A question: Why do Koreans love Tang Wei so much?
Koreans' love for Tang Wei is not just a "Determination to Break Up".
Long before "Song Ruilai", Koreans showed a preference for Tang Wei.
First of all, Tang Wei's earlier masterpiece in the hearts of Koreans was the 2011 movie "Late Autumn".
This film is a small IP in South Korea, and the earliest version was shot by director Lee Man-hee in 1966.
Before Kim Tae-yong's version of "Late Autumn", it has been remade three times in South Korea and Japan, and this is the fourth version.
After deciding to remake "Late Autumn", the producers did not want to shoot as it was, but wanted a combination of Chinese women + Korean men.
Just at this time, the producer saw Tang Wei's photo and was immediately attracted.
And director Kim Tae-yong, after confirming that Tang Wei would star, specially pasted her photo on the wall to complete the final script.
This practice is the same as when Zheng Xiaolong put Jiang Wenli's photo in front of the screenwriter's computer when he filmed "Golden Wedding".
When the script came out, the character already took the shadow of the actor.
The process of Tang Wei starring in "Late Autumn" is almost exactly the same as "Determination to Break Up".
They all finalize the actors first, and then adjust the script according to her.
Both times were tailor-made, and of course in terms of awards, they were almost replicas.
That year, Tang Wei swept major and small Korean film festivals with the film "Late Autumn".
It is still the Baeksang Art Award, the Busan Film Critics Award, the Korean Film Critics Award, the Korean Film Grand Bell Award, and the Blue Dragon Award.
Looking at the world, the movie "Late Autumn" allowed Tang Wei to win nearly ten film laurels,
The image of the "cold literary and artistic young woman" created in Tang Wei's film is even more obsessed with Koreans.
Although more than a decade has passed, "Late Autumn" is still very influential in South Korea.
This year's "Determination to Break Up" was a hit, followed by the re-release of "Late Fall" Blu-ray discs, or a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
At the same time, the Korean Art Theater also opened a solo exhibition of Tang Wei's works.
In addition to giving all-round support in his career, in life, Tang Wei is also the "goddess" of Koreans.
In Korea, "Tang Wei" has come alive as a symbol and even an adjective.
If you look like Tang Wei, it is definitely the highest praise for the appearance of Korean women.
South Korean girl group Black Pink is very popular and is regarded as Kim Ji-so who is "window dressing",
When he first debuted, he had the title of "Little Tang Wei".
She was also CUE like Tang Wei many times when she participated in variety shows, and Jin Xiche on the side also specially added:
She married Kim Tae-yong, and the Korean media also used "The Goddess Marries" as the title.
You know, Kim Tae-yong is also one of the well-known directors in South Korea.
After the news of their marriage was officially announced, some guests said this on the program:
This news really made Korean men fall into a nervous breakdown.
The Korean media even published a special program to analyze why Koreans love Tang Wei so much.
Although the duration of this program is not long, it expounds Tang Wei's history in South Korea from many angles.
In short, whether it is appearance or temperament, Tang Wei holds Koreans to death.
Chinese women in Korean movies
2006 was an important year for Tang Wei.
This year, Ang Lee decided to prepare for the movie "Lust and Caution".
This movie adapted from Zhang Ailing's novel of the same name is not easy to make, not only because the scale of the story is not small, but also because the actors are difficult to choose.
After the actor chose Tony Leung, the actress never decided.
Wang Jiazhi in "Lust and Caution" is not only beautiful, but more importantly, beautiful but not aggressive.
This role also has many heavyweight actors who recommended themselves, Ang Lee considered Zhang Ziyi and considered Big S,
In the end, they all gave up on these big names and gave the role to a new actor instead.
This newcomer actress is Tang Wei.
Everyone knows the story later, Tang Wei became popular overnight with his color ring, and also disappeared quickly.
However, for the Korean public, Tang Wei's role in opening up popularity is actually Anna.
Yes, it is her role in the movie "Late Autumn".
As mentioned earlier, "Late Autumn" is a very weighty IP in Korean movies, and Tang Wei's version is already the fourth version.
"Late Autumn" is a love movie, the original version of which tells the sad love story between a model female prisoner and a counterfeiter who is hunted by the police.
After that, no matter how the remake was adjusted, the positioning of literary and artistic romance films has not changed.
It's just that when it comes to Tang Wei's version, the heroine becomes a Chinese.
Tang Wei's performance in "Late Autumn" did not have a trace and contributed a lot of famous scenes.
In the film, she is mostly wearing the iconic camel trench coat on the movie poster,
The cold and distant eyes make people's hearts ache every time they see it.
It is said that after the movie was released, Tang Wei's same trench coat became the hottest product at that time, and sales exploded.
She runs by the sea where the fog clears,
The sea breeze ruffled her hair, and the picture was clean and beautiful, impressive.
In the small town of Seattle, I tried to go back in time to the beautiful clothes I bought, and they were bright and beautiful.
Tang Wei has that kind of magic in this movie,
Every picture that makes her appear makes it impossible to look away.
Changing the hostess to a Chinese woman is a very important adaptation.
Because later, the image of the Chinese woman in Korean movies, Tang Wei became a representative.
Speaking of Chinese women in Korean movies, there is another movie that is also worth mentioning, "Human Poisoning".
Although the starring of this movie is not Tang Wei, it is inextricably related to Tang Wei.
Because of the scale relationship, the film is positioned as the Korean version of "Lust-Caution".
The original publicity was "Song Chengxian's large-scale screen debut".
The film tells a taboo love story, and the heroine setting is also a Chinese woman, a Chinese woman abandoned by her family.
It is worth mentioning that Lin Zhiyan, who plays the heroine Zhong Jiaxin, is also known as "Little Tang Wei".
Judging from the character characteristics shown in the film, Zhong Jiaxin has several obvious labels on him.
She has a weak appearance, looks harmless to humans and animals, and looks like a pure little white flower.
In the film, Zhong Jiaxin attracted the attention of Jin Zhenping from the beginning, and she stood in a group of officers' wives, which was particularly prominent.
She seems unsocial and alienated from the public, but she can live in her own little world.
In the movie, unlike other people, she likes to go shopping and buy clothes, and her biggest pleasure is raising birds.
And the caged bird is herself.
The unrecognized love between her and Kim Jin-pyeong,
There are both her planned strategizing and her unplanned self-control.
But she is smarter than Relais.
The appearance is weak, mysterious, and weak, and it is associated with forbidden love.
Whether it is "Late Autumn" or "Human Poisoning", or "Determination to Break Up",
The image of Chinese women has a lot to do with the classic Anna created by Tang Wei at the beginning.
In fact, in Korean movies, Tang Wei has become a "symbol"
Tang Wei's influence in South Korea, or the Korean film industry, has not weakened by the success of "Determination to Break Up".
On the contrary, her influence will grow, as can be seen in her next two new works.
The two new works that Tang Wei will shoot have been decided, namely the second collaboration with Kim Tae-yong and Park Chan-wook.
The first is "Wonderland" with her husband Kim Tae-yong again.
This movie is an absolute big production, both in terms of lineup and shooting.
In addition to Tang Wei, the cast of "Wonderland" also includes Kong Liu, Bae so-ji, Park Baojian, Jung Yu-mi, Choi Woo-shik and so on.
The movie is a fantasy story that tells the story of meeting again on a video call with 4 ordinary people who left the world under the leadership of the Wonderland staff.
's film was originally scheduled to be released next year, but in pursuit of perfection, the post-production special effects of the film were added again and again.
So far, I have invested five additional times in the special effects section alone.
Regardless of whether it can be released next year or not, this movie must be another harvest for Tang Wei.
The second collaboration with Park Chan-wook is the movie "Axe" adapted from Donald Wislake's novel "The Ax", partnered by Lee Byung-heon, a Korean male god-level.
The theme of this movie is also completely different from the temperament of Tang Wei's previous "literary and artistic young woman".
The novel of the same name was adapted into the movie "Workplace Killer" in 2005, which is a suspense movie with black humor.
At present, the script of the Korean version of "Axe" has also been created.
Judging from Park Chan-wook's consistent style, this theme is very appetizing to him.
No matter what kind of role Tang Wei plays in the movie, it is a challenge for her.
But one thing is certain.
Whether her role is still a Chinese woman or not, whether the theme is or not, there is always one thing that will not change.
It's the temperament that attracts Koreans in her.
It is precisely this that makes her live as a "symbol" in Korean movies, and she is like a fish in water.
Of course, we would like to see more character types from Tang Wei,
We also look forward to more "Tang Weimen" in Korean movies.
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