Tickets to Jang Dong-gun’s opening film of the 14th Pusan International Film Festival sold out in less than two-minutes according to festival organizers Monday.
Online presales to the screenings for “Good Morning President” and the festival closer “The Message” began earlier that day at 5 p.m. and took just one-minute and 35-seconds for the Jang Jin-directed political drama to sell out.
The film portrays the 37-year-old continental heartthrob as Korea’s youngest president-elect alongside actress Han Chae-young as his love interest while screen veterans Koh Doo-shim plays the first female president and Lee Soon-jae as a former head of state who wins the lotto.
Last year’s opener, “The Gift to Stalin,” a Kazakh independent film sold out 5-seconds faster than this year’s.
This year, festival organizers implemented an online booking system specifically for foreigners and allowed real time ticket reservations from overseas bookings.
For visitors who missed out on their chance to grab tickets to showings for both the opening and closing films, 300 tickets have each been set aside to be purchased on-site on a first come first serve basis at the Sooyoungman Marina. (Korea Herald)