On August 8, some behind-the-scenes photos of the film were released by Show Box Media Plex, a distributing company of the film.
In the photos, Kim is attracting a lot of attention with his various looks and poses. In one of the photos, he’s posing as if he’s practicing martial arts with his top taken off. He’s also putting a shirt on his naked upper body to make it look like he’s wearing it in another photo.
Playing the role of the youngest thief named Jampano in the film, Kim impressed many women by portraying a man who is passionately in love with Yenicol (played by Jeon Ji Hyun). The kissing scene between Jampano and Yenicol is especially receiving many enthusiastic responses.
The Thieves has attracted over seven million audiences in only thirteen days. If the total number of the audience reaches ten million, it will be the first film that has attracted over ten million audiences in three years after Haeundae. Kim has become a box-office star with his first feature film. Many people are paying close attention to see whether or not he can also be powerful on the screen as he was in MBC TV’s drama series The Moon Embracing the Sun.
The Thieves is an action crime film about ten Korean and Chinese thieves who work together to steel a diamond called Tears of the Sun, which is hidden in a casino located in Macao. The box-office record of this film broke that of The Avengers on August 7.