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The film "Snowpiercer" (2013) was recently highlighted by a German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which described the movie as, "a work that was excellent in mixing Western and East Asian cinematic traditions".
The article, published on April 2 under the headline, "Im ewigen Eis", or, "Eternally in Ice", praised the film, saying that it is very "international" and that it broke away from the Hollywood style. In particular, the cast was from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including Korea, the U.S. and the Czech Republic. Also, the newspaper explained that a variety of cinematic styles are revealed throughout the story, featuring elements of Asian violence, European auteurism and the feel of a blockbuster that has the capacity to overwhelm the audience. "The experimental films director Bong Joon-ho has produced over the past decade have been exposed to the global limelight", said the German newspaper. "Bong successfully directed works that have never been introduced in Hollywood"...More
A drama inspired by unsolved murders.
After enjoying a big hit with its drama series "Answer Me 1994", tvN is launching the thriller-mystery drama "Gabdong - Memories of Murder", inspired by the notorious serial killing case in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, in the 1980s.
The show will focus on one of the most notorious crimes that has never been solved. The case was also the inspiration for Bong Joon-ho's 2003 thriller "Memories of Murder"...More
CJ's 4-D technology, "4DX", will be available for the first time in the United States at AEG's Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 in California. Provided by CJ
With Korea and a significant portion of Asia having been won over by "4-D" technology, CJ Entertainment is primed to take its version of the enhanced movie experience to the American film market...More
Korean actors Kim Yoon-seok, Jeong Woo Kim Hee-ae and Han Hyo-joo have been confirmed as the stars of Kim Hyeon-seok's latest movie "C'est Si Bon", according to its distributor CJ Entertainment yesterday.
C'est Si Bon was the name of a popular music lounge located in Mugyo-dong in central Seoul in the 1970s and '80s, famous for its live performances. The legendary folk duo Twin Folio got its start there...More
Sang-hyeon, played by Jeong Jae-yeong, left, seeks revenge after his daughter is kidnapped, raped and then found dead in a public bathhouse. Provided by CJ Entertainment
A teenage girl is kidnapped, raped and then found dead in a neighborhood's public bathhouse. It sounds like a tragic story on its own, but when her father is added to it, everything gets more emotional.
Lee Jeong-ho's latest thriller "Broken" depicts the tragic fate of a father who goes from being a victim to a murder suspect after he kills an 18-year-old boy who he found giggling on a video showing his daughter being violated. The movie is based on a Japanese novel of the same name by Keigo Higashino, but it is just as relevant as any other film based on a true story...More