[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/12/21, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Suspect": A North Korean spy is betrayed by his country and colleague and is on the run until he can make sense of it all. (12/24):
★★★★ "A Clear Night": A daughter tries to track down the mysterious young girl in her grandfather's picture. She heads to Gochang with a friend/producer and starts to unravel the history behind her and him. (12/26)
★★★★ "Did You Hear She Sings?": A story about the difference of perspectives between a young woman's eyes and those around her. (24/26),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "A Company Man" on the Edge of Freedom... 2013/02/16, Film:"A Company Man"Director/Writer:Lim Sang-yoonStars: So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won, Lee Kyeong-yeong & Dong JunReview Score: 3.5 / 5
"Don't take it personally" are the words Lim Sang-yoon's hero proclaims as he gives his young and enthusiastic partner the bad news of his expulsion from 'the company'. In "A Company Man" debutant writer/director Lim Sang-yoon probes Korea's obsessive desire with white-collar jobs that are perceived to be the measure of success and status. This ideologically charged film demonstrates the creative and cinematic talents of Lim as he questions Korea's current social discourse on modern measures of success, wealth, and personal responsibility.
Writer/director Lim Sang-yoon's first feature may not have set the box office on fire when it was release in the latter half of 2012, but what stands out most here is his creative competency and mastery over the more technical aspect of cinema and narrative. The popular So Ji-sub plays Hyeong-Do, a highly trained and slick assassin who comes to question his role and future within the underground company he has so faithfully served,...More
More Young Singers Migrate to Movies 2012/11/01, Source,
From top, Dong Jun, Kim Jae-joong and Seulong
Idol singers no longer seem satisfied with merely appearing on stage and in TV dramas. Recently, more idol group members are getting involved in moviemaking, with Dong Jun of boy band ZE:A currently receiving the most attention for his supporting role in "A Company Man", which was released on Oct. 11. Viewers have heaped praise on the 20-year-old for his movie debut, posting comments on local movie websites about how he was able to acquit himself well in both action scenes and those that require emotional depth. They say he deserved more on-screen time beyond that of a supporting role,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.10.26 ~ 2012.10.28
2012/10/29, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.10.26 ~ 2012.10.28)
After six weeks as Korea's number one film and nearly eleven million admissions, Choo Chang-min's "Masquerade" is finally overthrown by Britian's favourite secret agent. "Skyfall" is 007's latest adventure that sees Daniel Craig star along side Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem as Bond's loyalties are put the test as M16 comes under attack. The film opened in Korea this past weekend and claimed 871,819 (45.6%) admissions with the help of some 749 screens around the country,...More
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