Korean movie of the week "Dear Dolphin" 2015/09/17, Source,
Korean movie of the week "Dear Dolphin" (2013) Directed by Kang Jina With Lee Hee-joon, Lee Yeong-jin, Han Ye-ri, Ki Joo-bong, Bae Je-gi, Park Myeong-sin,... Synopsis One year since my love left, still I stay with her in my fantasy. One summer night, Cha-kyeong dies by a car accident, leaving her boy friend Hyeok-geun behind in the greatest sorrow. One year since she died, Hyeok-geun is still waiting for Cha-kyeong to come back. Denying the reality, Hyeok-geun builds a fantasy in his mind where he and Cha-kyeong secretly share the everyday life. To wake up Hyeok-geun from Cha-kyeong's illusion, Cha-kyeong's best friend, Gi-ok who was secretly in love with him, puts herself in the same accident with Cha-kyeong,...More
The 9th Asian Film Awards to be held on the 25th 2015/03/24, Source,
Korean movies have gone beyond Korea and all over to Asia.
The 9th Asian Film Awards is being held at the Venesian Theater in Macao, China. Every category has the name of a Korean star or film, increasing anticipation for the number of trophies won by one of them,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Dear Dolphin" 2014/11/21,
Hyeok-geun (played by Lee Hee-joon) is a nurse in a long-term relationship with Cha-kyeong (played by Han Ye-ri). He also spends a lot of time, by proxy, with Cha-kyeong's best friend Gi-ok (played by Lee Yeong-jin). An accident ends up rupturing the combined freindship of the three, and from there, "Dear Dolphin" deals with the matter of grief. Specifically, how left to their own devices, the surviving characters really don't have any idea what to do, and resort to semi-elaborate means of self-punishment,...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Haemoo" 2014/10/11,
The year is 1998, and Captain Cheol-joo (played by Kim Yoon-seok) is facing an increasingly deleterious financial situation. He ends up resorting to smuggling in order to try to make ends meet, but mostly Cheol-joo just wants to save his boat. This takes on increasingly ironic undertones as the film goes on, because in many ways the boat is killing Cheol-joo and destroying his plans, both literally and figuratively. This is clearly a metaphor for...something,...More
"Haemoo" to provide IPTV service 2014/09/17, Source,
"Haemoo" is up and running on IPTV.
This movie can now be watched on KT Olleh, SK BTV, LG U+TV, digital cable Home Choice, mobile service Google Plus, Samsung Hub, T Store and other portal sites,...More
Haemoo (2014) 2014/08/16, Source,
Running Time: 111 min.
Directed by: Sim Seong-bo
Starring: Kim Yoon-seok, Micky Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon
Synopsis: Fishing vessel Jeonjiho goes out to sea to catch fish. The ship fails to catch fish as they hoped. To make money, the crew decides to allow stowaways onto their ship. These stowaways are ethnic Koreans living in China, who want to live in Korea. The Jeonjiho suffers from heavy wind and waves on their return. They are also chased by a ship from the maritime police. In the process stowaways on the Jeonjiho suffocate to death,...More
[Interview] Micky Yoochun "Haemoo", like a sponge 2014/08/10, Source,
Is there another lucky actor like him? There is an idol actor who's come out with a movie produced by Bong Joon-ho and starred by Kim Yoon-seok, Moon Seong-geun and other outstanding stars. This actor has performed well, no, much more than that. We are talking about Micky Yoochun from JYJ who takes on the role of the youngest crew member, Dong-sik.
There are stereotypes about idols these days without a doubt. Their popularity might've started off with fandom but whether or not idols establish their positions as actors is completely up to them. However, Micky Yoochun grabbed the opportunity given to him and worked hard to make it work out his way.,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/08/09, K-Films Coming Soon:★★★★★ "Haemoo": A group of struggling fishermen decide to smuggle illegal immigrants to make ends meet, but bad weather intervenes with tragic results. (08/13)
★★★★ "18 - Eighteen Noir": A movie-loving high schooler gets involved with a deviant group at school with violent consequences. (08/14)
★★★ "Insect Kingdom 3D": A documentary that explores Korea's fascinating insect world in 3D. (08/14)
★★★ "Hope In Baseco": A group of unfortunate children are given a ray hope when a missionary comes to visit. (08/14),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "A Blind River" 2014/05/23,
In this film, childbirth and the circumstances leading up to it are presented as terrifying. Giving a child up for adoption is pretty much the same thing as volunteering for permanent post traumatic stress disorder. And being a person that was once given up for adoption as a child can make a person really wishy-washy. Indeed, "A Blind River" is one of those kinds of films- where nothing particularly fun happens to anyone and the main purpose of any given scene appears to be to destroy the viewer's spirits,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "One Step More to the Sea" 2013/11/22,
I really admire the men in "One Step More to the Sea". Granted, they're not the main characters, but there's a persistence in their actions, a genuine desire for intimacy that breaks a lot of stereotypes about ideal masculinity. They're these kind figures with a surprising sense of restraint that makes for some inviting romantic subplots absent all the discomforting baggage common in genre films about love.
The main storyline in this film has a similar kind of easy, soft feeling that does a lot to relax the nerves,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Commitment" 2013/11/02,
There's a swift brutality to the action scenes in "Commitment" that really demands attention. When young North Korean spy Myeong-Hoon (played coldly by Choi Seung-hyeon) decides he needs to torture and probably kill someone, he wastes no time with trickery and gets right down to the fundamentals. The resulting beatdowns are intense and hard-hitting, really evoking the sense that we're in the same room as people who are fighting to the death.
This contrasts nicely with Myeong-Hoon's life as a high school student,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/11/02, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Red Family": A coming-of-culture drama about a family of North Korean spies misfiring undercover (11/06)
★★★★★ "Commitment": The son of an ex-North Korean spy is torn between higher powers as he fights for those he loves.(11/06)
★★★★ "I Love You, Jin-yeong!": A struggling writer gets romantically involved with a director who offers to make her dreams come true. (11/07)
★★★★★ "The Weight": A tragic telling of the life of a hunchbacked mortician and his transgendered stepsister.(11/07)
★★★★ "Passion Flower": A dying man hires a caregiver to help him, but soon their relationship flourishes beyond their expectations. (11/07)
★★★★ "Steel Cold Winter": A small-town outcast and big-city newbie find each other and form a fatalistic bound out in the country. (11/07),...More
The Spy (2013) 2013/09/06, Source,
Genres: Action and Comedy
Running Time: 121 min.
Directed by: Lee Seung-joon-I
Starring: Moon So-ri, Seol Kyeong-gu, Daniel Henney, Han Ye-ri
Synopsis: Cheol-soo is the best secret agent in Korea, but at home he is a loving husband who's intimidated by his Flight attendant wife Yeong-hui, who doesn't know what her husband really does for a living. One day, Cheol-soo goes to Thailand on a secret mission and happens to see his wife there with a suspicious good-looking man named Ryan. This gets his hands full with the mission and spying on his wife,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Yeon-woo's Summer" 2013/09/04,
Yeon-woo (played by Han Ye-ri) is a cheery woman who has fond memories of the time she spent as a child in her familial workshop, tinkering with weird stuff and just generally having a fun time in the neighborhood. As an adult, Yeon-woo is still the same basically cheery woman, having fun with both music and tinkering in the same neighborhood. Then a curious crisis comes up, and Yeon-woo seems to decide that she's not actually happy.
Society can be a pretty weird place. Regardless of what we want to do, people can often feel really inadequate just being in a place where other people seem more abstractly successful,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] Marvel's Month of May 2013/06/01,
Not since the beginning of April has a Korean film managed to claim the top spot at the box office. It was Jo Dong-oh's "Running Man" who last had that honour, but a string of Hollywood hits prevented such local flicks from tasting gold. In April it was Tom Cruise in "Oblivion", followed by Marvel's "Iron Man 3", and this past week saw the "Iron Man" tag Vin Diesel in the sixth instalment of the "Fast and Furious". Although the foreign flicks are still enjoying a long stretch of golden glory, there were a number of Korean films that came close to toppling these outsiders for supremacy,...More
14th Jeonju International Film Festival Interim Report 2013/04/30,
- Increased seat occupancy of weekends and sold-out rate (comparing to the last year)
- Reached high scores of seat occupancy, especially in 'COMPETITION', 'FOCUS ON' and 'STRANGER THAN CINEMA'.
- Rapturous reaction on 'JIFF TALK' and 'JIFF CLASS'.
- Successful outdoor performances and stage greetings in a rainy day!,...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
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