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Shoot Me in the Heart (2014)

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

"Shoot Me in the Heart"

Genres: Drama

Running Time: 102 min.

Directed by: Mun Je-yong

Starring: Lee Min-ki, Yeo Jin-goo

Synopsis: Two 25-year old Su-myeong and Seung-min meet for the first time at an asylum. They are both trapped in private mental hospital of abusive staff and noisy patients. Su-myeong has been in mental hospitals ever since he was nineteen after his mother's death while Seung-min is a sane guy with a prospect as a world champion class paraglider but forced to be locked up by his half-brother who's after his inheritance. Su-myeong passively takes his fate but somehow gets involved in Seung-min's continuous escape schemes. Everyone in the hospital believes Seung-min will soon become one of them but his reckless yet brave shot at life ties bind with Su-myeong and fellow patients...More

More Elderly People Care for Even Older Parents

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

A woman in her 70s takes care of her 101-year-old mother.

A growing number of people in their 60s are taking care of parents who are in their 80s and 90s as Korean society ages...More

Gilt-bronze Buddha triad with inscription

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

With the background of a large halo-like nimbus, the image of the principal Buddha is situated in the center of this statue with two apostles at both sides. The image of Buddha is large and high compared with the rest of the body.

His oval face with its subtle smile is bent forward slightly.

The shoulders and the chest look narrow but are also depicted as balanced and strong...More

Striking ceramics

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Korea's Hoeryeong ceramics, which originated in Hoeryeong in Hamhung (today's North Korea), are known for their long history and high quality. Artisans used soil from the region, which was considered particularly rich, and added a unique glaze to produce the pottery. About 100 pieces of Hoeryeong ceramics created by artists from Korea, Japan and China are being shown at Lotte Gallery in Sogong-dong, central Seoul. The exhibition runs until Feb. 1...More

Web comic start-up thrives despite offering paid content

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Two of Lezhin Comic's best-selling webtoons: "Double Casting", Provided by Lezhin Comics

"Dragon Ball" and "Dr. Slump", are two of 34-year-old comic book fan Kim Man-ho's favorite Japanese manga.

Until he was a university student, it was one of his biggest joys to go to a nearby comic book store and check out a new series.

But a few years ago he started to read webtoons instead. And from last year he became a regular paid subscriber of Lezhin Comics, a local start-up that distributes cartoons online...More

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