Who are the cast members announced for ambitious co-production ‘Malice’ in Busan?

Taiwanese actors Jieh-Wen King and Hsueh Shih-Ling have been cast in the upcoming action adventure film ‘Malice’, directed by Lim Lungyin. The film is an ambitious co-production between Taiwan, Czech Republic, and Indonesia. Joining them is Indonesian actor Angga Yunanda.

Hsueh Shih-Ling, known for his roles in ‘Workers’, ‘Twisted Strings’, and Disney+ series ‘Taiwan Crime Stories’, was awarded Best Supporting Actor at Busan’s Asian Contents Awards for his performance last night.

Jieh-Wen King, a veteran actor in Taiwan, is best known for his roles in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s ‘Goodbye South, Goodbye’, Lim’s ‘Ohong Village’, and ‘The Great Buddha+’.

Angga Yunanda is an Indonesian actor, model, and singer who gained fame with his acting debut in ‘Malu-Malu Kucing’ and ‘Mermaid In Love’. His recent credits include ‘Stealing Raden Saleh’ and ’12 Cerita Glen Anggara’.

The casting announcement was made during an event at the Busan International Film Festival. The film is being produced by Taiwan’s Tydal Productions and Aview Images, Czech Republic’s Lonely Production, and Indonesia’s Kawankawan Media.

The production team includes Ivy Yu-Hua Shen (from ‘Dostoje’), Michal Sikora (from ‘Kanya’), Kuek Shee Heng (from ‘Little Blue’), and Yulia Evina Bhara (from ‘Tiger Stripes’ and ‘Autobiography’). Yulia’s current Busan premiere film is ’24 Hours With Gaspar’.

‘Malice’ is described as Asia’s first fantasy road movie on the sea. The story revolves around three men who embark on a journey on the last harpoon boat to find an extinct swordfish. However, their obsessions and haunted pasts lead them to a tragic fate.

The script for the film was written by Hsieh Chia-Hsin. The project has received funding from the Taiwanese government and has been presented at various project markets and labs. A portion of the film will be shot in Malaysia, specifically in the water tanks at Iskandar Malaysia Studios.

The director, Lim Lungyin, studied filmmaking in the Czech Republic. He made his feature debut with ‘Ohong Village’, which won the CIPUTTI Prize at the Torino Film Festival and was also screened at the Jeonju, Mannheim-Heidelberg, and Taipei film festivals.

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