Korean filmmakers in Wrocław and Legnica

3 October 2016

In the second half of September, Korean film "Unfinished," directed by Noh Gyu Yeop, was shot in Wrocław and Legnica. Filmmakers from Asia spent 15 days on the set in Lower Silesia.

"Unfinished" is a spy film, with a family motive in the background, in which Wrocław stands in for East and West Berlin from the 80's. The protagonist, an agent who has to play a dangerous double game for the sake of his family, is portrayed by a popular Korean actor known as Tiger Lee; he is accompanied on the screen by actress Park Joo-mi. 

The producer of the film is Yerim Shin from a Korean company D.seeD; Polish production service was provided by Stanisław Dziedzic and Małgorzata Wala from Film Produkcja ("Chemo", "Ilegitim"). A crew of almost 60 people from Korea was joined by about 70 Polish filmmakers. Polish extras from ABM agency from Wrocław participated in the filming, and a supporting role of an agent was played by Polish actor Robert Mika (“Red Spider"). Polish companies – ATM, Heliograf and Non Stop Film Service – participated in the production of the film, and Wroclaw Film Commission provided logistic support. The filming took place, among others, in Dominikański Square, Peace Bridge, Nowowiejska, Wagonowa and Purkyniego streets and at the train station in Legnica.

'Apart from the attractive quote on services, the locations were the main reason why filmmakers from Korea decided to shoot in Lower Silesia,' says Tomasz Dąbrowski, head of Film Commission Poland, which participated in the preliminary location scouting and enabled the Korean producers contact with Polish companies, among which they chose their collaborator. 'Koreans liked the buildings and the atmosphere of the city – like Steven Spielberg in “Bridge of Spies,” they saw it as Berlin, only this time from the 80s,' sums up Dąbrowski.