Festivals News 2011/10/06, Source, Tokyo IFF invites "Sector 7" and five other Korean films 3D sea creature film Sector 7 will have a Special Screening while KONG Quee-hyun's mystery "U.F.O". and Na Hong-jin's thriller The Yellow Sea will be in the Winds of Asia section. A restoration of master filmmaker Kim Ki-young's 1961 "Hyeon-hae-tan Knows" (a.k.a. "The Sea Knows") will have a screening in the Discovering Asian Cinema: Film History á La Carte section. One Shining Day and Two Rabbits in Osaka will both screen in the SUGINO Kiki: Muse of the Asian Indie Cinema section,...More
'Countdown': aimlessly fast drama 2011/09/29, Source,
Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon, left, and critically acclaimed actor Jeong Jae-yeong star in a scene from "Countdown". / Courtesy of Sidus FNH
By Lee Hyo-won
There have been many films in recent Korean cinema capitalizing on the adrenaline rush of cat-and-mouse chases. An ambitious project brings together top actors Jeon Do-yeon and Jeong Jae-yeong for such a hunt.
"Countdown" remains true to its name in that it sets up a time restriction for a terminally ill bounty hunter (Jeong) to receive a liver transplant from a high-flying con artist (Jeon). It makes for an extremely busy story jam-packed with everything from the hilariously implausible to the relentlessly tragic - but not for a particularly entertaining one,...More
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