Veteran Actress Wins Critics' Award for Sex Slavery Film

  • By Lee Tae-hoon

    November 10, 2017 13:02

    Na Moon-hee

    Veteran actress Na Moon-hee on Thursday won best actress at the Korean Association of Film Critics Award for her leading role in the movie "I Can Speak."

    Na plays a woman forced to serve as a sex slave by Japanese troops during World War II.

    "I'm so thankful to everyone. I'm speechless in accepting the best actress award," Na said. "In spite of my age, I will try to keep learning new things and inspire young people and give them hope."

    But it was "The Fortress," a period flick starring Lee Byung-hun, that took the most awards, for best movie, directing, cinematography and music.

    Sol Kyung-gu won best actor for the crime movie "The Merciless" and Choi Hee-seo won best new actress for her role in "Anarchist from Colony" about an independence fighter during the colonial era.

    Best new actor went to Park Seo-joon for the comedy "Midnight Runners."

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