[Review] Heart Is… 2012/05/18, Source,
One of the many versions of the cover
If you saw this film with friends you probably noticed something. Anybody who was present didn't leave with dry eyes.
Heart is... is a melancholy tale about a wonderfully innocent pair of children, neglected by their mother, forced to live with relatives, who eventually move and are unable to support them any longer.
Directed by Oh Dal-gyoon, "Heart is..." is a tragic masterpiece which comments on the brutality of society, particularly on the dimension of human trafficking,...More
Adorable scene stealers nose their way onto screen 2011/08/25, Source, Animal actors don't need much to make them happy - a simple snack and a penchant for play will do.
Stills of films with furry actors, from left: "Mr. Popper's Penguins" and "Champ"
As the scene stealers that everybody loves to lavish with attention, animal actors don't need much to make them happy - a simple snack and a penchant for play will do. And although they were long relegated to supporting roles as household pets, animal actors are now figuring more prominently in films that cast them as heros, underdogs and mystical diviners of the future.
One such film is "Champ", slated for release on Sept. 7. Based on a true story, the film depicts the relationship between a recently injured racehorse named Woo-bak and the jockey (Cha Tae-hyeon) who is gradually losing his eyesight that tries to tame him,...More
'Blind' sees promising potential 2011/08/18, Source,
Actress Kim Ha-neul appears as a visually impaired woman who witnesses a hit-and-run in the thriller "Blind". / Courtesy of NEW
By Lee Hyo-won
Physical disabilities craft the most interesting protagonists and the edgiest thrillers. Characters readily fall into dangerous traps, simple cat-and-mouse chases become complicated, and viewers sigh with a greater sense of relief when they manage to escape despite the odds.
There have been films such as "Mute Witness", "Wait Until Dark" and "Julia's Eyes", and Korean cinema finally sees new possibilities for the genre in Ahn Sang-hoon's "Blind", in which a visually impaired young woman must deal with a serial rapist-killer,...More
11-year-old Chan-yi is looking after his lovely younger sister So-yi, by himself ever since their mother left them to find her own future. Despite their desperate situation of being abandoned by family and neighbors, these kids try their best to carry on life. One day, a little puppy joins this small family as Chan-yi steals it from an old couple’s kennel as a gift his sister’s birthday. Especially clever, this dog, whose name is “Ma-eum”, returns the love received from his new family with great loyalty and it seems as though their happiness would continue forever…only until a sudden accident brings them into collapse.
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