Before making his feature debut with "Cruel Winter Blues", LEE worked on "Sunshine" (2002, directed by LEE Mo-gae) as a cast member, and he was an assistant director for the short film “Stakeout: 29th “ (2001, directed by YOON Jong-seok).
Jang Dong-gun becomes a killer 2013/05/23, Source, Jang Dong-gun, who is becoming a killer, will put in all in action.
Action noir, "The Crying Man" actor Jang Dong-gun will start practicing his action moves starting June. He has to master the high levels of actions for the movie. He takes on the role of a killer who struggles to protect the woman he loves,...More
Kanryu Currents in Japan, Past and Present 2012/03/11, Source,
Tokyo-based journalist, translator and filmmaker Jason GRAY examines the ebb and flow of the Korean Wave in Japan over the past ten years, pinpointing the highs and lows.
The Korean wave of popular culture in Japan, referred to as "kanryu" or "hanryu" in Japanese, has had an interesting ebb and flow over the past decade. There were earlier booms here including traditional Korean ballads ("enka") in the late 70s, the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and the South Korea-Japan co-hosted World Cup in 2002. Japanese cinema exhibitors saw their first genuine Korean smash with Kang Je-gyu's "Shiri" (2000), which earned JPY1.8 billion (US$22.1 million) - an impressive result to this day. As we'll see, KANG is unique in that he figures into pre, peak and post kanryu cinema,...More
Korean Cinema Series: The Man from Nowhere (Jan. 12 & 27, 2012) 2012/01/16, Source,
Amid the darkness of drugs, gangs, and human exploitation, young and bubbly So-mi (Kim Sae-ron) is a ray of light. Her single mother, a dancer and heroin user, warns So-mi to stay away from their quiet, reclusive neighbor, Tae-sik (Won Bin), but to no avail; the two seem to share a special bond, both being ostracized, troubled, and judged in their own ways. When So-mi's mother becomes wrapped up in a drug deal gone wrong, she and her daughter are taken captive by a vicious gang that trades in harvested organs,...More
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