Kanryu Currents in Japan, Past and Present 2012/03/11, Source,
Tokyo-based journalist, translator and filmmaker Jason GRAY examines the ebb and flow of the Korean Wave in Japan over the past ten years, pinpointing the highs and lows.
The Korean wave of popular culture in Japan, referred to as "kanryu" or "hanryu" in Japanese, has had an interesting ebb and flow over the past decade. There were earlier booms here including traditional Korean ballads ("enka") in the late 70s, the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and the South Korea-Japan co-hosted World Cup in 2002. Japanese cinema exhibitors saw their first genuine Korean smash with Kang Je-gyu's "Shiri" (2000), which earned JPY1.8 billion (US$22.1 million) - an impressive result to this day. As we'll see, KANG is unique in that he figures into pre, peak and post kanryu cinema,...More
South Korean actress Son Ye-Jin 2012/02/25, Source,
South Korean actress Son Ye-jin appeares in front of the camera in a movie preview of "Love Fiction" held at Mega Box theater in Seoul's Samsung-dong on Feb. 20, 2012.
Son Ye-jin has taken on a variety of roles in her career to date, propelling her to fame both in Korea and in other Asian countries. She first appeared in a supporting role in Park Ki-hyung's film "Secret Tears" in 2000, and then went on to take the lead in TV dramas such as "A Delicious Proposal", "Sun-hee and Jin-hee", and "Daemang". Her first high-profile role in cinema was in Im Kwon-taek's "Strokes of fire", which screened at Cannes and took home a Best Director award in 2002,...More
Michelle SON, Managing Director of M-Line Distribution 2011/12/29, Source,
Heading up international sales company M-Line Distribution as Managing Director, Michelle SON has in a few short years positioned the company to handle a bulk of deals including foreign remake deals for major local titles. She spoke with KoBiz over the phone about looking beyond feature filmsfor exciting audiovisual content and the importance of facilitating international co-productions,...More
I quite like the 'slowness' of
the film. I thought it was very
characteristic of the feelings that were
happening in everyone. It was a
refreshing change. Completely different
than Random Hearts, using the same plot.
Yay for this movie!
It was a bit slow.. But It turned up
halfway. A wonderful plot. The ending
was excellent. It almost fooled you who
he was with. But we all know it was with
her. Not his wife. Wonderful, beautiful
The worst & most boring show I ever seen in Korean movie. Bae YJUn did very badly, he's too slow motion on mostly all the show except Hotelier. In papa, winter sonata & etc he's a bit slow but not as slow as this. Really wasted my money to buy this original tape. Compare with Kwon Sang Woo he is out except he's very good looking that keep us on to buy his drama.
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