Born in 1963, YOON studied film at Hanyang University and received an MFA in Film Directing at Syracuse University. After receiving high praise for his short films, YOON made his directorial feature debut with "Sorum", which has won numerous awards and critical acclaim. Besides the success of the film itself, "Sorum" is also credited with discovering the full potential of JANG Jin-yeong, one of Korea's top actresses
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.29 ~ 2013.03.31 2013/04/01,
The second G.I. Joe film has hit the Korean peninsula and, with help of Lee Byeong-Heon as 'Storm Shadow' no doubt, has managed to secure first position. "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" snatched 708,267 admissions (43%) over 761 screens to make it only the second foreign film this year to make it to number one. The Korean actor Lee Byeong-Heon ("Masquerade" and "I Saw the Devil") shows that he still has quiet some pull with fans as the Korean public, after a relatively quiet March, have warmly welcomed his latest action efforts.,...More
[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.22 ~ 2013.03.24 2013/03/25, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10)Roh Deok debut film "Very Ordinary Couple" landed in first place with 538,875 (31.9%) this past weekend. Roh's romantic melodrama draws on her own personal experiences of life and love in what is expected to be a fresh take on the Korea's romance genre. The film stars Lee Min-ki ("Chilling Romance") and Kim Min-hee ("Helpless") as they battle the probability of getting back together after their breakup. In addition to Roh Deok first effort, this past week also saw the release of number of new films that managed to keep things interesting during this period of relatively low admissions,...More
[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.15 ~ 2013.03.17 2013/03/18,
For the first time this year a foreign film has managed to claim the top spot in Korea's weekend box office. With 423,336 admissions, Jonathan Levine's "Warm Bodies" is the first outside entry to make it all the way to the top. However it does so with the lowest ticket count for first place this year. "Warm Bodies" is an adaptation from Isaac Marion's book of the same name; it's a paranormal romance that takes a zombie's perspective as he pursues his living love interest. "Warm Bodies" claimed 26.0% of the total ticket sales with the help of 475 screenings around the country. There were a string of new releases last week that caused a serious reshuffle in this weekend's top ten, including Yoon Jong-chan's "Paparoti", the Oscar winner "Lincoln", as well as the Italian animation "Gladiators of Rome" in 3D,...More
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