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Helmer Lee Chang-dong, who took time out to be minister of culture, returns to the directing chair with “Secret Sunshine.”

Lee’s fourth feature is ironically described as a romance between a piano instructor and the owner of a car center. It is skedded to shoot in September and will be financed and distributed locally by Cinema Service.

Lee has cast country’s two leading thesps, Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon.

Song headlines Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie “The Host,” which Magnolia Pictures will release this year in the U.S.

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