Writer and director Lee Han graduated from Hanyang University’s film program. He worked as an assistant director for veteran filmmaker Bae Chang-ho before making his first feature, "Lover’s Concerto" (2002). In his career, Lee has quickly become noted for his keen insights into modern romance. "Punch" is his forth feature film. Lee’s filmography includes the box office hit "Almost Love" (2006), and "My Love" (2007).
Multiculturalism a New Theme in Korean Movies 2012/01/13, Source,
More and more Korean movies, including "Pacemaker" by director Kim Dal-joong that opens next Thursday, are taking on the theme of multiculturalism that is changing the face of Korean society. In 2010, one out of every 10 marriages involved a foreign spouse, while the number of children from multicultural families has grown seven-fold from 25,000 in 2006 to 160,000 in 2010. And this trend is being portrayed more frequently on the silver screen.
It was TV dramas that first dealt with the issue. The SBS dramas "Hanoi Bride" (2005) and "Golden Bride" (2007) featured a Korean man who married a Vietnamese woman. But the main focus of those soaps was mostly about the love between a man and a woman that transcended borders. They avoided dealing with the complex issues facing multicultural families. However, recent movies have shown more interest in depicting how families from different social and cultural backgrounds manage in Korean society,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korea's Highest Grossing Foreign Films of 2011 2011/12/31, Source, Korea's Highest Grossing Foreign Films of 2011
We have seen Korean cinema succeed both locally and internationally this year, but which foreign films made it big in Korea in 2011? Besides the few international films from Asia and Europe it has been Hollywood that has dominated Korea's consumption of foreign films. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" stood out as Korea's highest grossing domestic film of the year but even that was trumped by over 400,000 admissions to the third "Transformers" film,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18 2011/12/18, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18)
It's just under a week to go now until Christmas is upon us and without a great Christmas film to capture the spirit Brad Birds "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has stolen the show. This is the latest film in the "Mission Impossible" series and it opened in Korea with a bang, standing head and shoulders above all with 1,079,510 admissions,...More
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