Born in Daegu, KIM majored in film production at Hanyang University. His first feature film < Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise > was developed from this very first impression of a completely different world – in the film’s case, the rural city of Mokpo. He dares to utilize the locally tabooed theme of a true incident, the 5.18 massacre in which the military government brutally murdered the citizens of Gwangju in his newest feature film, < May 18 >
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. KANG Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
From Rain to brain-eating worms, it's time to get your popcorn ready 2012/01/05, Source,
A new year has begun, and the nation's movie industry is all geared up for a strong showing in 2012 with the return of a number of high-profile actors and directors. Whether you're a fan of heartthrob actor Rain or find pleasure in watching worms eat human brains, it's time to get your popcorn ready. The mega projects Blockbuster films such as "Sector 7", "The Front Line" and "Quick" failed to break even in 2011. But these flops didn't discourage other ambitious projects from coming to theaters this year. To turn the tide, films in the Year of the Dragon will introduce themes seldom touched by Korean cinema in the past,...More
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