[HanCinema's Film Review] "Dear..Lena" 2016/06/11,
Lena (played by Park Gi-rim) is a Russian woman of Korean descent. For reasons her own, Lena agrees to a marriage contract with Soon-goo (played by Kim Jae-man), a rural farmer in South Korea. Soon-goo has his own ambiguous motivation. Past pain has made Soon-goo ambivalent to the idea of a wife, and when Lena arrives, he only reluctantly lets her into his home out of a sense of obligation. This obligation is not externally forced, but rather relates to Soon-goo's own personal sense of honor,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Love in 42.9" 2013/09/07,
The husband (Kim Jae-man) and wife (Sin So-hyeon) are ordinary, unremarkable people. The kind who we generally see in fairy tales before all the magical stuff happens. However, they believe, as most ordinary people do, in a magical exciting world of high drama that will open up with just the right plot catalyst. Now, they don't actually live in this world. It doesn't really exist. But what happens if they just assume it does and act accordingly?
"Love in 42.9" is an extended, prolonged stare into the abyss of romantic storytelling,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/09/07, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Our Sunhi": A young filmmaker returns to her old school in the hopes to get a letter of recommendation from her past professor. (09/12)
★★★★★ "The Face Reader": The most skilful face reader in the Joseon dynasty gets pulled from his life of seclusion and soon finds himself in the middle of a political power struggle for the crown. (09/11),...More
[HERALD INTERVIEW]Former Mr. 2 ready to enjoy heyday as actor 2006/09/18, Source, Fans of early '90s pop music probably remember Mr. 2, a male duo who hit the airwaves with "I'm Just Who I Am (Nan danji nailbbun)" and "White Winter (Hayan Gyeoul)". Their debut album, "Mr. 2", released in 1993, is still remembered as a masterpiece after all these years, which includes songs writte,...More
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