Korean actresses no longer pretend to be pretty, weak, ingenuous 2013/11/11, Source,
Korean actresses have changed. They are giving up pretending to be pretty, weak and ingenuous.
Kim Seon-ah, model-turned actress who is 170 centimeters (near six feet) tall plays the role of a woman paralyzed from waist down in the movie "The Five" that will be released Thursday. Instead of showing off her slim legs, she rides an electric wheelchair with both legs tied up. A woman who lost her husband and daughter by a murderer, she is a vengeful person. To show such emotions, Kim has disheveled hair, and her face is bruised since she fights with the murderer.
Jeon Do-yeon in "Way Back Home" plays a woman who is falsely accused of carrying drugs and is locked up in a jail in a foreign country. She doesn`t give off charm of a femme fatal. Ha Ji-won performs a swordsmanship action at "Chosun`s Angels" that will be released in early next year,...More
After 317 movies, Shin Young-kyun's still a leading man 2012/10/16, Source,
Actor Shin Young-kyun could have lived an easy life, but the dental school graduate wanted to be an actor. From a king to a servant, Shin portrayed Korean men on the silver screen for 18 years. From his 1960 debut film "Widow" to his last film "Flowers and Birds" in 1978, Shin did 317 films in genres from war to melodrama to period dramas. Sick and tired of censorship in the 1970s, however, Shin decided to stop acting. He led the Federation of Artistic & Cultural Organizations of Korea, one of the largest groups of Korean artists, in early 1980s and was a two-term lawmaker starting in the late 1990s,...More
Lee Chang-dong's Poetry set for release in Japan 2012/01/17, Source,
Korean auteur director Lee Chang-dong's film "Poetry" is set for release in Japan on Feb. 11, 2012. The Cannes Best Screenplay Award-winning film will be distributed by KinoEye Japan and Siglo, which released the film's Japanese poster and trailer today. The film's Japanese title translates to "Poetry: Agnes' Song".
"Poetry" stars veteran actress Yoon Jung-hee (also known as Yoon Jung-hee) as the grandmother of a troubled youth, learning to express herself through poetry. Her performance has won her many accolades including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Actress Award,...More
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