'Spy', 'Covertness' offer different takes on espionage 2012/09/20, Source, "Spy" centers on down-to-earth protagonist Kim, who is more concerned with surging food and housing prices than operations, while "In Berlin" features cold-minded professional secret agents. Provided by CJ E&M and Lotte Entertainment
Spy movies hold special appeal for Koreans, who still regularly hear news reports about secret agents from North Korea. More than 60 years after the peninsula was divided, however, some Korean espionage films are no longer featuring conventional spy heroes with suave personas. Rather, there are characters like the North Korean agent in "Spy" who is more concerned with soaring food and housing prices than his next secret mission. Director Woo Min-ho had an epiphany when the cost of skyrocketing rent hit him hard after he finished his debut feature, "Man of Vendetta"(2010),...More
Palm Springs fest to screen The Front Line 2011/12/26, Source,
The upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will screen South Korea's Oscar submission"The Front Line" in its Awards Buzz section. The section will feature 40 of the 63 official submissions the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category. The 40 films were selected by festival programmers as the strongest entries in this year's race. The 2012 PSIFF will run Jan. 5 – 16,...More
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