[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Scent of Love" 2016/08/20,
While on the subway young college student In-ha (played by Park Hae-il) witnesses a curious sight- Hee-jae (played by the late Jang Jin-yeong) takes the lead in getting a passed out drunkard to sit up, so a pregnant woman can sit down. It's an act of kindness that's striking precisely because Hee-jae isn't expecting any kind of reward for her good deed. Her sole motivation is a desire to be a decent human being who takes a stand for moral principle no matter how uncomfortable or even dangerous the situation may be. Hee-jae's chrysanthemum scent is, to In-ha, "The Scent of Love",...More
The Classified File (2015) 2015/06/19, Source, "The Classified File"
Genres: Crime and Drama
Running Time: 107 min.
Directed by: Kwak Gyeong-taek
Starring: Kim Yoo-seok, Yoo Hae-jin, Song Yeong-chang, Jang Young-nam
Synopsis: A veteran detective receives a special request from the parents of a missing child to investigate her case. As the clever kidnapper eludes the police, the case becomes more and more of a mystery. When a fortuneteller foretells the child's whereabouts, people get to listen to what he says. He also tells that the detective is the only one who can save her. With no one to trust, the two come closing in around the kidnapper using any means possible,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Isle" 2014/08/29,
Hee-jin (played by Seo Jeong) manages a fishing vacation outfit. I'm not really sure what to call it- there's a bunch of small cabins floating out in the middle of the lake and it looks a little cramped, but apparently there's people out there who are really into fishing and sex. That's right, a significant part of the tourist element at this lake involves prostitution, either from Hee-jin herself or from a moderately far away coffee delivery shop. It's a Korean thing,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/08/09, K-Films Coming Soon:★★★★★ "Haemoo": A group of struggling fishermen decide to smuggle illegal immigrants to make ends meet, but bad weather intervenes with tragic results. (08/13)
★★★★ "18 - Eighteen Noir": A movie-loving high schooler gets involved with a deviant group at school with violent consequences. (08/14)
★★★ "Insect Kingdom 3D": A documentary that explores Korea's fascinating insect world in 3D. (08/14)
★★★ "Hope In Baseco": A group of unfortunate children are given a ray hope when a missionary comes to visit. (08/14),...More
'Long and Winding Road' portrays mother's love 2005/04/09, Source, Every Korean has a strong emotional connection with the word, "eomma" (mother). In most cases, Korean mothers have gone through tough times, including war and poverty, that make it hard to navigate life itself.
But mothers never give up, especially when it comes to things related to their childre,...More
'Possible Changes' shows gloomy life of 2 men 2005/03/19, Source, Can we really change? Are we allowed to embrace changes in everyday life? Is there really a way out in this confusing era where morality, sexuality and values get entangled in a way that defies clear judgment calls?
"Possible Changes", released yesterday, tackles such bewildering questions by zoo,...More
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