JEONG was born in 1970. Graduating from Hanyang University majoring in Film and Theater, he was director, editor, and cinematographer for a short film "Over the Memories" which drew much attention from festivals. His feature debut, "The Doll Master", was acknowledged by both critics and audiences for its charming horror items and plot. He also worked on the screenplay of the female-cop-comedy, "She's on Duty"
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Marrying the Mafia II" + DVD Giveaway 2016/12/03,
In Seoul, In-jae (played by Shin Hyeon-joon) and Jin-kyeong (played by Kim Won-hee) are middle-aged working professionals who are not...always perfectly successful in their immediate career goals, but have overall bright futures. After meeting in circumstances too hilariously contrived for me to want to ruin, they start to date. They they inevitably run into a glaring problem- In-jae is the heir to an organized crime organization, while Jin-kyeong is a public prosecutor. What will become of them?,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Descendants of Hong Gil-dong" 2014/12/13,
Family is very important in South Korea, but also in its entertainment. It often plays a big role in many genres. 'Descendants of Hong Gil-dong' combines a family comedy with action and adds to it an ensemble cast capable of handling both. The trick to making such combinations work is making each one matter in the progression of the other. The end result here is pretty satisfying,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review + Video] "Once Upon a Time": A Rough Diamond Delight 2014/11/01,
On 6 August 1945 Prince Wu (the last remaining member of Korea's imperial family) was horseback riding to work in Hiroshima when, 44.4 seconds after a perfectly planned 08:15 release, America's 'Little Boy' and its uranium payload cruelly crushed any hopes of a royal revival. "Once Upon a Time" (2008) is set around these landmark lessons from WWII, and follows a revolutionary swindler (Park Yong-woo as Bong-goo) and a jazzy cat burglar (Choon-ja played by Lee Bo-young) as they con and scratch over a mythical diamond: "The Light of the East", 300k of coal from Korea's proud Silla dynasty (57 BCE – 935 CE), and the slippery object of desire driving this entertaining and edgy heist flick,...More
Four films and two shorts from South Korea showcased at Terracotta festival 2012/04/14, Source,
The Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London's premier festival celebrating Asian film, returns to the Prince Charles Cinema and will run from 12th-15th April 2012. Terracotta Far East Film Festival is an annual event which aim is to widen the audience for Far Eastern film in the UK and to further promote this genre to existing film fans. For this year's 4th edition, the festival aimed to emphasize the leading position and diversity of Korean cinema and will feature a panel of 4 films from different genre including blockbuster "My Way, Kim Ki-duk's "ARIRANG - Movie" and a Double Bill of Korean hit comedies,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Couples": Destined Love for Better or Worse... 2012/02/11,
Now, I am not usually the type to gorge myself on such things, but when I came across Jeong Yong-ki's 2011 film "Couples" I just had to see what he had in store in the romantic comedy department. I am happy to report that I enjoyed Yong-ki's offering and it is definitely worth a watch for anyone looking for a light-romantic comedy that, while still playing on a tried and tested structure, manages to feel fresh and enduring. With Valentines Day just around the corner, this might just be the romantically inclined cinematic candy to mark the occasion,...More
New York Korean Film Festival this August 2008/07/18, Source, The seventh edition of the New York Korean Film Festival is set to run August 22 – 31. Sponsored by KOFIC and The Korea Society, the event will screen more than 15 recent Korean features, of which 14 have been finalized for the line-up.
Highlights include one of the top-grossing Korean films of,...More
Investigation dramas are the trend on cable television screens. But instead of the ordinary cat-and-mouse plots, various headways are under way.
Korean fans have been loyal to these programs ― from ",...More
[Style] The 4 female actors "stepping out of their comfort zones" 2008/02/14, Source, "Stepping out of the comfort zones"
Literally, an actor makes their living through their outer image. Thus they undergo an endless changes and transformation in order to unfold their hidden charms. Recently, the female actors who had been hidden under the tag of being 'sexy' or 'innocent' took a cr,...More
Retro movies rediscover colonial era 2008/01/28, Source, Gyeongseong is emerging as a popular background for Korean films, reflecting the public's recent penchant for retro style, and filmmakers' newfound interest in the Japanese colonial period -- evidence of their quest for fresh characters and themes.
During the Japanese colonial rule of the early 2,...More
To celebrate the Chusok holiday, millions of people are expected to hit the roads to their hometowns enduring severe traffic congestion. But with longer leaves from work this year, many people will also be spending the holiday at theaters.
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