Kang Ha-neul shaves head for film

Actor Kang Ha-neul shaved his head for the first time since his debut for the upcoming flick “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet.”

In the photos released by the film distributor Megabox Plus M on Thursday, Kang, who is playing famous Korean poet Yun Dong-ju in the flick, has his hair shaved by a Japanese soldier.

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Kang Ha-neul in “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet” (Megabox Plus M)

Grief-stricken Kang, who is shown wearing a black school uniform, sits still as a soldier shaves his head to morally train him during the Japanese colonial era.

Biographic film “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet,” directed by Lee Joon-ik (“The Throne,” “King and the Clown”) centers on two young writers set in the Japanese colonial era. Passive and quiet Yoon Dong-ju and his friend and cousin Song Mong-kyu (Park Jung-min), who is more aggressive, are both passionate about fighting against the Japanese regime. However, they have different thoughts on how to do it.

The film opens in theaters Wednesday.

Sung-mi Ahn
The Korea Herald