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  • [HanCinema's Film Talk] Siblings in Cinema: The RYOO Brothers

    Siblings don't always get along. Even when working within the same field family members often choose to keep their personal and professional lives separate to keep the peace. Personal histories, grudges, and just knowing one another as well as they do can cause friction and frustration in the workplace. Not so though with renowned South Korean actor Ryoo Seung-beom and his moviemaking brother Ryoo Seung-wan. The brothers' most recent effort, "The Berlin File" (2013), marks another successful family collaboration that rocked Korean cinemas earlier this year. The brothers both came into the spotlight with their 2000 début feature "Die Bad"; a collection of four hard-boiled short stories that follows two teenagers and their descent into the violent world of organised crime. The film was written and directed by Seung-wan and stars himself and his younger brother Seung-beom. Seung-wan has sometimes been described as the Korean Tarantino, while his talent younger brother has been likened too the American-Canadian comedy actor Jim Carrey,...More
  • [Canada] The simultaneous North American and Korean release of "The Berlin File" (2013)

    South Korea's mega action thriller by the masterful Ryoo Seung-wan Opens on Feb. 15, Cineplex Odeon Forum, Montreal CINEASIE Creatives is pleased to announce the simultaneous North American and Korean release of "The Berlin File" (2013), South Korea's mega action thriller written and directed by the masterful Ryoo Seung-wan. The film, by CJ Entertainment, centers on a battle between spies from North Korea and South Korea, with a tragic love triangle simmering beneath the surface. The Montreal public can discover the visual pyrotechnics of Korea's greatest action auteur on February 15th at Cineplex Forum,...More
  • CJ films to stream on Netflix

    2011/10/22, Source,
    By KOFIC Staff Major Korean entertainment company CJ E&M has announced a deal to stream 20 of its films on Netflix, leading internet subscription service for films and TV shows. Netflix members in the US will be able to watch these CJ films on multiple platforms including televisions, computer, tablets, gaming consoles, and mobile phones. "CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time", said Joon CHOI, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to a rich selection of films. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company",...More
  • Netflix expanding asian movie selection in deal with korea's top studio CJ E&M

    2011/10/07, Source,
    LOS ANGELES – October 6, 2011 – CJ E&M today announced an agreement to feature twenty of its acclaimed Asian movies on Netflix, the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. Beginning in October 2011, Netflix members in the US will be able to instantly watch the twenty titles multiple platforms, including TVs, popular tablets, key gaming consoles, computers and mobile phones. All the titles will be available from October 1. "CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time". said Joon Choi, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to movies from around the globe. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company, CJ E&M",...More
  • KOFFIA 2011 Film Line-up announced!

    2011/07/27, Source,
    KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA 2011 KOFFIA 2011 is coming! HOLD ON TIGHT! For immediate release The KOFFIA Korean Film Festival is back in Sydney for the second time this August, bigger and better than ever, and it all begins here! KOFFIA 2011 will present 13 feature films and 7 shorts that showcase the great diversity of Korean cinema today, as well as providing a true Korean cultural experience with industry forums, cultural performances, food tastings and so much more. HOLD ON TIGHT! The festival will take place from 24th – 29th August at Dendy Cinemas in Circular Quay, Sydney. In this Australia-Korea Year of Friendship, we are very excited to announce that KOFFIA will also travel down to the beautiful city of Melbourne! The festival will run from 10th – 13th September at ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne. This is an extra special date, as 12th September marks the important Korean Thanksgiving Holiday of Chuseok, join us in this celebration,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Director Ryoo Seung-wan - Part 1

    2010/11/18, Source,
    Director Ryoo Seung-wan [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] It has already been ten years since director Ryoo Seung-wan, whom we thought would always be the 'action kid', showed up in the film industry with "Die Bad". And while having shot ten movies during that time, he has been on a break over movies that have flopped, agonized over people not liking his scripts, and is now old enough to look back in embarrassment on childish remarks he made a long time ago. However, his movie "The Unjust" is the result of what he describes as having "lived through and felt". And it presents us with a form of shock that is different to what the audience has felt from his previous films -- a sense of reality so vivid that is weighs down us as very much the Republic of Korea that we live in today. What happened to him? In his interview with 10Asia, Ryoo Seung-wan talks about "what hasn't changed but has changed". * This article may contain spoilers. 10: The response to "The Unjust" had been extremely positive even ahead of its premiere, securing the highest number of advance ticket reservations and seeing many favorable articles on the movie. You must be happy doing this interview. Ryoo Seung-wan: I should be modest but it's true that I'm happy,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Director Ryoo Seung-wan - Part 2

    2010/11/18, Source,
    Director Ryoo Seung-wan [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]  10: But the empathy felt toward the characters or organizations within the movie is almost at a national level ? to the extent that it seems almost surprising that the actors felt the script doesn't make sense. Don't you believe discord and conflict between prosecutors and the police, and corruption within public organizations exists everywhere quite openly? Ryoo Seung-wan: But it wasn't the incidents within the movie or the structure of the story that drew me to the script. I wasn't even No. 1 on the list of directors the production company had in mind for the film. What I was interested in was the individuals who get caught up in the incident. Many people who bow their heads and go on their knees in front of others to make a living but wait for the time that the situation will turn around. Including myself. (laugh) That's why I wasn't too worried when something that occurs in the movie happened in reality. The movie focused more on the individuals. 10: What left a strong impression was that nobody had absolute power when it comes to their relationships. It was a pandemonium, with no entrance nor exit, where the power structure and the winner and loser constantly changes. Ryoo Seung-wan: Of them, I think Jooyang (Ryoo Seung-beom) in particular was similar to me because a movie director is allowed to exercise dictatorship,...More
  • The Unjust has strong domestic opening

    2010/11/12, Source,
    "The Unjust", a new high-voltage thriller from "The City of Violence,...More
  • Ryoo Seung-beom cast as male lead in upcoming movie

    2010/11/11, Source,
    Korean actor Ryoo Seung-beom [Wellmade Star M] Korean actor Ryoo Seung-beom has been cast as the male lead for an upcoming drama film. A press release from the movie promoter's on Thursday announced that Ryoo will take on the role of Byung-woo, a former baseball player who begins working at an insurance company, in the film tentatively titled "Life is Beautiful - 2011",...More
  • Ryoo Seung-wan is a 'hit director' now

    2010/11/07, Source,
    'Action Kid' Ryoo Seung-wan is now called new 'hit director'. Ryoo Seung-wan's 'The Unjust' recorded over a million viewers in 8 days after the release. The production company is projecting over 1.5 million viewers after 3 weeks.,...More
  • Beat heat with skin-crawling films at Puchon

    2010/06/22, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff reporter

    It's that time of the year again when the theater becomes all the more inviting for its array of goose bump-inspiring seasonal movies _ indulge in horror movies and,...
  • HAF Selects 4 Korean Project
    2009/01/09, Source,
    The Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has chosen 4 South Korean projects, including the latest by director Na Hong-jin ("The Chaser"), for its high-profile project market, t,...More
  • Top Actors Cast in the Controversial '29 Years'

    2008/09/04, Source,
    Actress Kim Ah-joong, who rose to national celebrity status last year with her debut role in ",...More
  • Korea-Japan Business Campus Takes Place in Jeju
    2008/07/10, Source,
    KOFIC is hosting a 4-day business campus for Japanese and Korean producers at a resort on the balmy island of Jeju, south of the Korean mainland. Taking place July 8 11, the campus brings together 5 Korean and 5 Japanese producers each with projects in development.

    Highlights of the itinerar,...
  • [DVD Review] 'The City of Violence': Lean and Mean

    2008/02/05, Source,
    Ryoo Seung-wan's action extravaganza draws upon classics of the genre

    Kyu Hyun Kim (qhyunkim)

    A Seoul cop, Tae-su (Korea's top action c,...
  • Ryoo Seung-beom and Kim Sa-rang bewitch audiences
    2008/01/25, Source,
    "Radio Dayz" is a feel-good comedy set during the Japanese colonisation of Korea in the early 20th century and revolves around a group of radio employees who develop a radio drama that captures the heart of Korean audiences.
  • Independent Film Fest Offers an Alternative Take
    2007/11/13, Source,
    Seoul Independent Film Festival's (SIFF) 33rd edition will open on November 22 and run until the 30th. The festival will highlight independent films from around the world and awards several awards to support independent filmmakers financially.

    SIFF's opening ceremony will feature short films by K,...
  • KIM Ah-joong, RYOO Seung-beom and JO Seung-woo in Music Film
    2007/09/13, Source,
    Director Choi Ho assembled an all-star cast consisting of Kim Ah-joong, Ryoo Seung-beom and,...More
  • Korean Action Film Invited to Asian Film Festival in France

    2007/03/13, Source,
    Director Ryoo Seung-wan's "The City of Violence" has been invited to t,...More
  • 'The City of Violence' invited to Deauville filmfest

    2007/03/12, Source,
    Director Ryoo Seung-wan's latest film "Jjakpae (The City of Violence)",...More
  • Shadowless Sword Dulled

    2006/11/01, Source,
    A middling period actioner under the shadow of yesteryear's Hong Kong cinema

    Kyu Hyun Kim (qhyunkim)

    With financial successes of the politically muddled but pretty-to-look-at "Hero" and the ex,...
  • Korea Film Festival to Be Held in China

    2006/10/20, Source,
    The Korean Film Festival will be held in Beijing and Shanghai from Friday through Sunday, after the CJ China Film Festival was held in the two biggest Korean cities of Seoul and Busan last month. The,...More
  • Ryoo Seung-wan Joins in HD Film Project of CJ Entertainment
    2006/05/02, Source,
    The City of Violence (Jjakpae) will be the next action packed - film for director Ryoo Seung-wan. Ryoo's recent films were the critically acclaimed boxing drama Crying Fist (2005) and the popular martial arts comedy Arahan (2004).

    City of,...
  • 'Crying Fist' [DVD Review]
    2006/02/06, Source,
    Ryoo Seung-wan's latest shows his growth as a filmmaker

    Kim Kyu Hyun (internews)

    Six years ago, Ryoo Seung-wan rode into the Korean indie film scene with his jaw-dropping,...
  • Shadowless Sword to open worldwide in 2006
    2005/11/23, Source,
    Shadowless Sword, a big-budget swordplay fantasy by Kim Yeong-joon set in the tenth century, is expected to be released in over 60 territories across the world.

    The film i,...
  • Donning an Apron, Han Seok-kyu Cooks Laughter
    2005/09/22, Source,
    by Mi-Seok Koh

    "Quiz King" (Directed by Yoo Seon-dong, starring Han Seok-Kyu,,...
  • The Second Annual Korean Film Festival going on in Washington, DC.
    2005/09/20, Source,
    Aiming to raise interests in Korean culture and promote developments of Korea's film industry, the second annual Korean Film Festival is being held from September 9 to October 20 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted by Korean Embassy in USA and the Smithsonian Freer Gallery, the festival features a total o,...More
  • People around the world enjoy Korean film festivals in September
    2005/09/11, Source,
    With the growing popularity and increasing success of Korean cinema abroad, a number of Korean films will be screened in varied film festivals all round the world especially in September.

    The Korean Film Council reported that Korean films are screened not only in international film festivals but,...
  • Korean film festivals taking place all over the world
    2005/09/05, Source,
    With the growing popularity and increasing success of Korean cinema abroad, a number of Korean film festivals will be held in big cities all round the world in September.

    "The requests from abroad for information about Korean films and the rental of films have jumped", said EJ Tae, marketing supp,...
  • Six Korean Film Fests to Open O'seas
    2005/09/01, Source,
    The fifth New York Korean Film Festival will show 15 films between Friday and September 11th under the theme "Truth AND Dare".

    In Washington, the South Korean Embassy and the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art will jointly show 13 Korean films from September 9th through October 20th at the gallery,...
  • Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. to Hold 2nd Korean Film Festival Sept 9
    2005/08/29, Source,
    The Culture and Public Information Center of the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. will hold the "Second Washington, D.C. Korean Film Festival" from September 9 through October 20, with the purpose of raising Americans' interest in Korean culture and publicizing the development of the film industry,...More
  • Korean period actioner 'Duelist' aims overseas
    2005/08/19, Source,
    Korean director Lee Myeong-se's upcoming movie, the historical martial arts epic 'Duelist' is being planned to be introduced in the US. According to the promotion agency, the interview,...More
  • Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles
    2005/07/21, Source,
    Cinema = Movement/Revolution

    From July 27 to Aug. 15

    Seoul Art Cinema

    Seoul Arts Cinema will show a total of 52 films dealing with the issue of political revolution in the modern history from July 27 to Aug. 15.

    Marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Japanese colonial rule over,...
  • Eight Korean Movies Invited to New York Asian Film Festival
    2005/06/16, Source,
    Eight Korean movies, including director Ryoo Seung-wan's "Crying Fist", will be screened at the 4th New York Asian Film Festival which will take place from June 17 to July 2 in Manhattan, New York. Of the 180 movies that were submitted by Ch,...More
  • 12 Korean Films Invited to Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy
    2005/04/15, Source,
    A total of 12 Korean films have been invited to the 7th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, which will open on Apr. 22.

    According to the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) secretariat on Apr. 15, 10 Korean films have been invited to the main division of this festival and two others invit,...
  • 'Crying Fist' Is Knockout of a Human Drama
    2005/03/31, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Culture Editor

    It's official. Director Ryoo Seung-wan has firmly entrenched himself in the mainstream and the domestic movie world is all the better for it.

    Most people familiar with Ryoo's violent and angst-filled early f,...
  • Ryoo Seung-beom: A Boxer from a Reformatory in "Crying Fist"
    2005/03/24, Source,
    by Seung-Jae Lee

    I was riding home in a cab in Gangnam, Seoul at 2:00 a.m. when a face appeared outside my window. The face had a hairstyle like cotton candy. The figure taking the back seat of a motorcycle passed by at high speed. I heard a voice shouting a queer sound, something like "Kkiyo!,...
  • 'Crying Fist' Depicts Fight for Hope
    2005/03/17, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    An upcoming local film tells a story about two men who have every desperate reason to win a boxing tournament. Although only one will win the final, its director and actors say the movie is more about living with a hope rather than about someone becoming a champion,...
  • Film preview - "Crying Fist" to Premiere in April
    2005/02/19, Source,
    Two Ordinary Men on the Brink Fight for Their Lives

    By James Noh
    Staff Reporter

    In the midst of a Korean cinema boom, full of candy-fluff movies and over-stylized action movies, comes a poignant sentimental drama about life and human nature rooted in the everyday man. Hot on the heels of his,...
  • Korean Movies Invited to Portuguese Film Festival
    2004/12/21, Source,
    Eight Korean movies, including "My Mother, the Mermaid" by director Park Heung-sik, have been invited to the 25th Oporto International Film Festival to be held in Opo,...More
  • Art and Commerce of Korean Films
    2004/10/24, Source,
    Film Industry Finds Success at Both Local Box Office and Int'l Festivals

    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    More than any other film, there were two that defined the success enjoyed by the local film industry this year. One showed the growing commercial strength of homegrown films, while the other w,...
  • [9th Piff] - Korean Films: A Year of Art and Commerce
    2004/10/06, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    In terms of both commercial success and artistic recognition, 2004 has been year of highs for the Korean film industry.

    The big news throughout the first third of the year was the record-breaking success of two films. Though their takes on the subject was quite diff,...
  • [Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles]
    2004/09/23, Source,
    Arahan (2004)
    Saturday at noon
    Seoul Selection Bookstore

    `Arahan" is a comical action film that combines Hong Kong martial arts with "The Matrix"-style computer graphics. Th,...
  • Wide spectrum of Korean films invited to Vancouver
    2004/08/30, Source,
    The 23rd edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada will feature a wide selection of Korean films in their "Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia" program, including two features in competition.

    The two films that will compete for the Dragons & Tigers Award are Fade Into,...
  • Human Rights Commission to Produce Second Omnibus Film
    2004/08/25, Source,
    Following the critical success of the 2003 film 'If You Were Me', Korea's Human Rights Commission has confirmed the production of a second omnibus film on the topic of discrimination, to be shot by five established Korean directors.
    The directors will be Ryu Seung-wan (Arahan),,...
  • Untold Scandal to close Edinburgh festival
    2004/08/17, Source,
    Untold Scandal, a film adaptation of French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses set in 18th-century Korea, has been selected as the closing film of the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

    One of Great Britain's most prominent festivals, Edinburgh was originally scheduled to screen Hong Kong d,...
  • Its Action Lacks Dignity of Life: "The Legend of Chio Bae-dal" is Fading
    2004/08/04, Source,
    by Seung-Jae Lee

    It probably reminds you of those words: darkness, heaviness, self-destruction, agony, hurt, fright, and endless emptiness, when you hear about a movie based on the superb cartoon "Fighter in the Wind" by,...
  • `Arahan' Wins Top Prize at Puchon Film Festival
    2004/07/23, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    The local comic action film "Arahan" received the grand prize of this year's Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival at the event's closing ceremony on Thursday.

  • Local Films Sell Distribution Rights at Cannes
    2004/05/19, Source,
    Along with being a stage where the newest films premiere, the Cannes Film Festival is also a lively market where international distribution rights of films are sold.
    Many of the local films that have sold their rights during the festival include: ",...
  • Local Films Get High Tech
    2004/05/17, Source,
    Use of Computer Graphics Adds Realism to Movies

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Sang-hwan and Eui-jin, Taoist superheroes from the movie "Arahan," are able to move objects with "ki," or spiritual energy, and jump from one rooftop of,...
  • `President's Barber' Opens Big
    2004/05/12, Source,
    "Hyoja-dong Ibalsa (The President's Barber)", about an ordinary barber who comes to cut the hair of President Park Chung-hee, was the top choice for Seoul moviegoers over the weekend.
    The film, starring Song Gang-ho as a barber whose life becomes intertwined with the politics of the 1960s and 1970s,...
  • Two Female Action Figures Compete on Screen
    2004/05/10, Source,
    The action rivalry between two women in the theaters this may is quite exciting; Uma Thurman starring in "Kill Bill : Vol 2" and Yoon Soy in "Arahan". The pride of Hollywood and Chungmuro ha,...More
  • EBS Cinema Paradise Celebrates 500th Episode
    2004/05/06, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    "Cinema Paradise", a television program about movies that first went to air in 1994, is celebrating its 500th episode on Friday.

    Broadcast at 10:20 a.m. on Fridays on EBS, the program has shown a variety of movies including documentaries, independent productions,...
  • Cartoonish `Arahan' Is Super Fun
    2004/04/29, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter
    It's been four years since Ryu Seung-wan made a name for himself with "Chukgona Hogun Nabbugona (Die Bad)," a disjointed meditation on gangsters and their violent world that was as fascinating as it was hard to watch. That low-budget affair was followed up a year later,...
  • Korean films sell well at MIFED
    2003/11/21, Source,
    Korean international sales companies saw strong business at the recent MIFED film market in Milan, Italy. A large number of Korean films were sold to other territories, with strong interest being shown in titles Old Boy, Untold Scandal, Legend of the Evil Lake and others.


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 Produced by
 Kang Woo-seok (강우석)
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
Fun & Happyness Film (좋은영화)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Park Yong-jib (박용집)
 Assistant director
 Han Jae-kwon (한재권)
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Kim Jeong-min (김정민)
 Production department
 Han Dong-wook (한동욱)
 Directing department
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Just finish watching....Very funny!!!
2008-03-23 23:27:49
2007-02-23 17:20:28
lols guy officer glasses so talking to girl? then guy thoughtful so shy..then they so heroes..then they help for guy officer? then guy thinking practicing oh man...guy not need glasses..but guy can see..
i love movie..that Arahan...
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you are a joy to watch!
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