Language no barrier to Jang's appeal 2012/10/08, Source,
Hallyu actor Jang Dong-gun stars in the new Chinese film "Dangerous Liaisons". He spent many nights staying up late to memorize his Chinese lines. By Kwon Hyuk-jae
The dreamy Jang Dong-gun is trying to steal the hearts of Chinese ladies this time by starring in Chinese film "Dangerous Liaisons", directed by Heo Jin-ho. Although the A-list Hallyu star manages to secure box office success most of the time, his actress wife Ko So-young was concerned about her husband's appearance in the movie, not because he's turning into a Casanova in the movie that also stars Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung, but because all the lines were in Chinese, which forced the actor to stay up day and night practicing,...More
KOFFIA 2012 Film Line-up Revealed! 2012/07/20, Source,
The 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia, KOFFIA, is pleased to announce its film line-up for 2012.
KOFFIA will showcase 20 of the best and latest Korean feature films as well as a few past classics, in a diverse program that will allow audiences to discover their connection to Korean cinema and culture. Audiences will once again be treated to a feast of Korean festivities taking place at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney and ACMI Cinemas Federation Square in Melbourne. While for the first time selected titles will also screen at Tribal Theatre in Brisbane, as August and September sees 16 days of screenings across the Australian east coast,...More
[HanCinema's Interview Corner] Ten Questions for the KOREAN CINEPHILE 2012/06/30, Your website, Modern Korean Cinema, has been up since mid-2010, how did you come to discover Korean cinema and what was it about Korea's film industry that really cemented your passion for it?
My first exposure to Korean cinema came long before the inception of MKC and it's kind of a funny story (at least I think it is)! When I was in boarding school in Dublin (high school) we were studying Macbeth and as a nascent cinephile I wanted to seek classic filmed versions of Shakespeare's work, first came Polanski's, then Orson Welles' version but soon I came across Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" (1957) and fell in love with it. Thus began my discovery of Japanese cinema and one day I was in my local media retail store in Switzerland when I came across a striking DVD in the Asian section. I thought it might have been something like a Takashi Miike film but it turned out to be none other than "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (2002) and... I hated it, it made me furious. But I couldn't stop thinking about it and a week later I forced my self to watch it again and my whole world changed. My next film was Lee Chang-dong's "Peppermint Candy" (2000) and it's safe to say that the quality and social engagement of those works resulted in my becoming deeply attached to Korean cinema,...More
i really fell in love in this movie, i
love han's subtle acting in all of
his movies that i have already watched.
great actor, really.
Gosh. What a Beautiful movie. Shim
Eun-ha was amazing. Played her part
perfectly. I just wished, somehow He
could have lived, and he and Darim
married and lived a long happy life
together... But of course that did not
happen. Seems to happen that way a l
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