Director PARK Jeong-woo began his career as a scriptwriter for box office hits such as < Attack The Gas Station >, < Break Out >, < Kick the Moon >, and < Jail Breakers >. His sharp-witted and socially expressive scripts impressed audiences and their financial success allowed him to work on ever larger projects. His upcoming project < Big Bang > is about the deviation from an established and stifling social rule, and has his characteristic wit and biting depiction of society. Like all his previous works, < Big Bang > is one of the finest social satires and one of the most spectacular films ever.
Maturing movie industry outgrows supporting role 2012/08/30, Source,
From left: Scenes from the"Deranged", "The Grand Heist and "Dancing Queen". The movies are among seven that have surpassed four million at the box office this year. [JoongAng Ilbo]
It used to be that Korean film production companies adjusted the release dates to avoid coinciding with Hollywood movies. However, that has changed with the soaring popularity of Korean films. As of last Sunday, "The Thieves" ticket sales topped 12 million and are expected to surpass "The Host", which holds the record for Korean movie with 13.1 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] JULY 2012: Homecourt advantage plays in a hotly contested showdown for the summer crowds 2012/08/04, The month of July started out well for Korean films, as Korean audiences were treated to Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" early on. The film cleared over a million admissions in its opening weekend and is currently challenging "Nameless Gangster" as the highest grossing Korean film of the year. Although that might sound like a great plan, the much anticipated crime thriller "The Thieves", from director/screenwriter Choi Dong-hoon, proved to be a massive game changer as it racked up over two millions admissions in its opening weekend; all the while stirring up a buzz about how far the film will be able to climb in the charts.
There was an equal mix of local and foreign releases this past month, with "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Thieves" leading their respected parties. Along with the final film in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, Marvel's "The Amazing Spiderman" was the other top foreign feature of the month. It was released during the last week of June and is closing in on a cool five million admissions,...More
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