Friday, 12 September 2008

Tazza promo poster similar to Eastern Promises

You're seeing double aren't you?

Here's the explanation: On the left is a promo poster for the highly-anticipated SBS drama Tazza (starts airing in Korea on Sept 22), while on the right is the movie poster for 2007's Eastern Promises.

So did Kim Jong-min, the photographer who thought up the concept of the poster, steal the idea from the American movie? Well apparently, the producers behind Tazza say that they have never seen the movie poster before. Look closely and you'll see a slight difference.

The hands in the Korean drama poster are of two different people. The hand on the left is actually hiding cards while the one on the right is grabbing the wrist of the person hiding the card.

The drama Tazza is adapted from Hur Yeong-man's manhwa and revolves around gambling.

The hands in the American movie poster is from one person and focuses on the tattoos. The mystery-thriller revolves around the Russian mafia.

What do you think? Mere coincidence or plagiarism?

Source: Cynews, HanCinema & Coolsmurf


Anonymous said...

i don't know, but i think it's coincidence. it's not really hard to think of photographing hands like that. the possibility that two designers placing something at the same place is pretty high.

Anonymous said...

if you havent watched eastern promises then go watch it...pretty darn good and intense

Anonymous said...

yeah except eastern promises was actually a good film. unlike many of these korean dramas.

noV said...

esatern promises sucks...

Dottie said...

I am a HUGE fan of Kronenberg so this is such an insult.

I also feel that since Eastern Promises was nominated for Oscars and many other prestigious awards; the makers of Tazza cannot feign ignorance.

Shame on these unoriginal Koreans!


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