Interview with SOHN Young-sung, director of The Client 2011/10/07, Source,
Director Sohn Young-sung has already been in the spotlight once before when he made his feature debut with "The Pit and The Pendulum" in 2008. This film, which was invited to Cannes Critics' Week, is the furthest kind of work from a genre film. So when we heard he had directed a proper courtroom thriller, we were curious about how this came about. Reporter JUNG Han Seok met with Sohn and asked him about how he started the project, selected the cast, and what it was like directing "The Client",...More
Hyeon Bin to Visit Indonesia During Marine Corps Enlistment 2011/09/20, Source,
Currently serving as a combat troop member of the South Korean marine corps, actor Hyeon Bin will be making a visit to Indonesia.
According to the Korea Tourism Organization, Hyeon Bin will be attending a Korean culture event, set to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia during the end of September. His appearance will help support and promote defense equipment exports in Korea,...More
[WAVE GOES ON] Ways to keep the Wave rolling around the world 2011/09/19, Source,
Illustration by Kang Young-jee
In a black, body-hugging dress, 22-year-old Singaporean college student Adilla Ayoub sang and danced to the upbeat K-pop song "Black and White" by G.NA. This tanned lady's rendition of the song was impeccable. Montalbo Raechelle, from the Philippines, was up next with an acoustic rendition of 2NE1's "Lonely". She was shy and nervous but managed to get through the song, accompanying herself on a guitar. Fifteen contenders from as many as 10 countries including Spain, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, Canada and the United States filled the open-air K-pop Contest, hosted by state-run broadcasting station KBS in central Seoul in early July. The high temperature and humidity typical of a summer day in Seoul didn't bother the contenders or the audience. Everyone shrieked whenever the show's hosts dropped the names of their favorite stars, as if those luminaries had suddenly materialized on the stage,...More
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