My Wife Is a Gangster to get a Chinese remake 2011/09/09, Source,
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced that the popular Korean comedy "My Wife Is a Gangster" is set for a remake in China.
The story of a female gangster boss who needs to find a nice husband to put her dying sister's heart at ease was a hit when it first came out in 2001. It grossed $31m at the local box office, making it no. 1 that year. The film also garnered much attention when it sold to Miramax for US remake around the same,...More
Lingerie Brand Gambles on Heartthrob So Ji-sub 2011/08/05, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub has been chosen as the new face of women's lingerie brand Vivien, making him the first man to ever model for a women's lingerie brand in Korea.
Even in the lingerie industry, it is a brave move as brands usually covet only the very top actresses to feature in their advertisements in order to draw attention from female consumers. Vivien is hoping its radical departure from convention will succeed by appealing to women from an emotional rather than sensual standpoint,...More
Korean cineastes sweep Asian Film Awards 2011/03/22, Source,
From left, actor Ha Jeong-woo, the winner of Best Actor award, Yoon Yeo-jeong, the winner of Best Supporting Actress award, and director Lee Chang-dong, the winner of Best Director award, pose with their trophies at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, Monday. / AP-Yonhap By Lee Hyo-won
HONG KONG ― South Korean cineastes shone at the Asian Film Awards Monday, winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.
The fifth edition of the awards, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, featured a tough competition among some of the most renowned Asian cineastes and the red carpet event beamed brighter than ever with the attendance of top stars. Yet it was marked by many absences in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquakes in Japan, and ovations were respectful rather than enthusiastic,...More
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