[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Servant": A Romantic Rendition with a Classic Twist 2014/05/24, In the Spotlight this Week:Kim Dae-woo's "The Servant"…
Kim Dae-woo's third feature "Obsessed" was recently released in Korea, and despite having to square off against the American monstrosity "Godzilla" his latest is still hijacking hearts and putting plenty of bums on seats. Like the gargantuan ghost currently conquering the West, Kim enjoys re-imagining the past and twisting the record for our modern amusement. In 2010 Kim took on the challenge of re-telling Chunhyangjeon, one of Korea's most beloved folktales; a pansori-inspiring piece that's been adapted to the big screen before, most notably by the prolific Im Kwon-taek. Kim, however, has a particular flair for romantic distortion, and his version delightfully deviates from the classic narrative to splendorous effect,...More
Kim Ji-soo Draws on Personal Heartache in Adultery-Themed Soap 2014/01/21, Source,
Actress Kim Ji-soo is drawing female viewers from their 30s to 60s to the SBS drama "Kind Words", which airs twice a week. As the soap approaches its halfway point, it is rising in popularity due to its in-depth portrayal of extramarital affairs in a way that is mature and subtle rather than exploitative. "It does not simply deal with affairs, but also the rehabilitation of wounded hearts in times of tension when such affairs happen. It deals with their psychological struggles and emotional changes in quite a sophisticated way", said drama critic Yoon Seok-jin,...More
I love him. I think he is so great and much different from other actors. He is ordinary looking but is so much better than that. I think he is handsome more than good looking actors. I'm sadly to say but I wish him the very best b/c I know somedays he's unhappy b/c his father died the veteran actor Kim Mu Sang.
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