JYJ’s Park Yoochun received the Rookie Actor Award at the 34 th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
The 28-year-old singer-turned-actor received the award for his performance in the film ‘Sea Fog,” also known as “Haemoo.”
In that film he played Dong Sik, a young sailor.
Dong Sik does what he is told, even when it’s questionable, until his love for a stowaway makes him examine his decisions from a new perspective.
The film is based on the true and tragic story of a Korean fishing ship named Taechangho.
The fishing ship was not making enough of a catch to survive economically so they decided to smuggle Chinese stowaways into Korea.
In order to smuggle these stowaways into the country, the crew hid them in the ship’s storage compartment.
That attempt tragically backfired when the 25 stowaways suffocated to death.
The crew then threw their bodies overboard to hide their crime.
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