[HanCinema's Film Review] "Madonna" 2015/08/01,
Hae-rim (played by Seo Yeong-hee) gets a new job working at a VIP medical ward. This is a terrible job, you see, because rich people are terrible, what with always expecting complete subordinate obedience and also blow jobs. Hae-rim is disgusted, but she has debts, so what's a woman to do? Later on Hae-rim gets involved in the mysterious case of Mi-na (played by Kwon So-hyeon). And it's here that Hae-rim learns the terrible secret of life which she mostly already knew- that all men are rapists,...More
Madonna (2015) 2015/07/04, Source, "Madonna"
Running Time: 120 min.
Directed by: Shin Su-won
Starring: Seo Yeong-hee, Kwon So-hyeon, Kim Yeong-min
Synopsis: Hye-rim, a 35-year-old woman, finds a job at a hospital as a caregiver assigned to a quadriplegic VIP patient who practically owns the hospital. For the past 10 years, the VIP patient's son Sang-woo has been desperately keeping him alive for money, ordering the doctors to perform several heart transplants despite recurrent heart failures. In need of another one, Sang-woo takes a brain dead unidentified woman as a donor and asks Hye-rim to look into her background. She discovers that the woman was once a prostitute known as Madonna who has experienced a lifetime of abuse, and that she is pregnant. In an attempt to save Madonna's unborn child, Hye-rim goes against Sang-woo's orders and searches for the baby's father,...More
[Interview] "Madonna" Kwon So-hyeon, "I was asked to get mental therapy" 2015/06/30, Source, "I feel overwhelmed at the thought of something created by so many people finally being released more than the thought of me on the screens. I watched myself in the movie and I'm shy about it. I want to do more in the future".
Kwon So-hyeon debuted with the movie "Madonna" and she is known as an ambitious and proud actress. She pulled off being a pregnant woman in a car accident and a victim to sexual harassment at work. She's known as the next Cheon Woo-hee and she's been wanted from several agencies even before the release of the movie,...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "One on One" 2014/10/10,
The seven Shadows who drive all of the action in "One by One" are a diverse lot, united only by their desire to avenge a brutal, senseless murder that's mostly been covered up because the entire incident is a massive embarassment to the government that instigated it. And even this isn't a particularly unified desire. As we see more and more of their home lives, it soon becomes clear that whatever the Shadows are lashing out against, it's mostly incidental to the moral outrage they feel about a young woman being brutally murdered for no apparent reason,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Address Unknown" 2014/08/22,
The year is 1970, the location a small Korean town on the southern side of the demilitarized zone. A bunch of bleak looking fields abound in the area, and they look equally dreary in all seasons. The main sources of economic activity are the American military base and the dog meat butchery. Adults ruminate about how wonderful it was back when the war was going on, and their lives had some sort of actual purpose. American soldiers constantly practice their army crawls in anticipation of a northern invasion. The last bit comes off as particularly absurd. Why would the North Koreans want to invade a miserable place like this? And why would the Americans care if they did?,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/05/17, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "One on One": After a female high school student is brutally murdered, seven members from the terror 'Shadow' group enact their own violent brand of justice. (05/22)
★★★★ "Mizo": After being abandoned by her parents and sexually abused by her fosters, Mizo sets out to track down herbiological father with revengeful intent. (05/22)
★★★★ "A Girl at My Door": A little girl is a victim of family violence and gets support from her step-father and the chief of police, but she's also holding back a secret that may change everything. (05/22),...More
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