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iW NEWS | Chinese and Japanese Films to Bookend Pusan Film Fest

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 29, 2007 at 4:35AM

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's "Assembly" and Japanese anime "Evagelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone" by Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki will bookend the upcoming 12th Pusan International Film Festival, taking place October 4 - 12 in South Korea. Feng's ("The Banquet") "Assembly" is described as "a human drama of a soldier who devotes his entire life to redeeming the honor of his fellow soldiers who are declared missing in action." Adapted for the cinema from a 1995 television animation series entitled "Neon Genesis Evangelion," which itself eventually went to theaters in 1997 with "unprecedented" box office success in Japan, "Evangelion 1.0" is "re-born" according to organizers. The latest installment, which will have its international premiere in Pusan, contains what is described as a "new ending and new interpretation" from the original. [Brian Brooks]
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Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's "Assembly" and Japanese anime "Evagelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone" by Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki will bookend the upcoming 12th Pusan International Film Festival, taking place October 4 - 12 in South Korea. Feng's ("The Banquet") "Assembly" is described as "a human drama of a soldier who devotes his entire life to redeeming the honor of his fellow soldiers who are declared missing in action." Adapted for the cinema from a 1995 television animation series entitled "Neon Genesis Evangelion," which itself eventually went to theaters in 1997 with "unprecedented" box office success in Japan, "Evangelion 1.0" is "re-born" according to organizers. The latest installment, which will have its international premiere in Pusan, contains what is described as a "new ending and new interpretation" from the original. [Brian Brooks]

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