Korea's Olympic moments and hopes 2012/07/28, Source,
The London 2012 Olympics are less than a week away. London has significant meaning in Korean Olympics history. The 1948 London Olympics were the first Olympics where Korea won its first medals, both bronze: Kim Seong-jip for weightlifting and Han Su-an for boxing. Sixty-four years later, Korea is hoping to make new historic moments in the same city, with the Olympic slogan "From London to London". Historic moments. These are some of the Olympic moments which Koreans will always remember,...More
Olympics: The Korean Team 2012/07/14, Source,
Most Brits at the moment are probably getting a bit fed up of all the Olympic hype and dreading the overcrowding, the commuter hell and basically forgetting what the Olympics is really about. But don't lose interest just yet. The Olympics is a moment where all the world's eyes will be on our great country and it will see great athletes from all around the world gather together. Ever since the unexpected success of South Korea in the 2002 World cup and with Yuna Kim becoming an international house hold name as one of the top skaters in the world, South Korea has slowly yet gradually showed the world that their athletes are not to be underestimated. No doubt the London 2012 Olympics will be one of the most exciting events of the year. Let's take a look at some of the South Korean team members and find out a bit more about the South Korean Olympic team!,...More
Smartphone film fest gears up for another year of breaking barriers 2012/01/26, Source,
Director Lee Joon-ik outlines plans for the second Olleh Lotte Smartphone International Film Festival, which runs from March 19 to 21. In addition to directing the festival and judging, Lee will also put together the opening film, which is conceived as a public collaboration to be made in 30 hours. Provided by KTWhen the first smartphone film festival was organized here in Seoul two years ago, making a short film with the gadget was considered a fun gig for most filmmakers. Director Lee Joon-ik even jokingly said that he had signed up for the festival just to get the latest iPhone from KT, the festival organizer and the first company to bring the device to the local market in 2009,...More
Thai director gives a strong 'Kick' to new taekwondo film 2011/10/27, Source, "The Kick", a Thai-Korean co-production directed by martial arts director Prachya Pinkaew, follows a Korean family that runs a taekwondo gym in Bangkok and must recover Thai treasures stolen by a gang of mobsters. Provided by The Kick Company
Although taekwondo is a popular sport, it has not fared well at the box office and many a taekwondo film has flopped. But Thai martial arts film director Prachya Pinkaew, famous for his "Ong-Bak" films, is hoping his latest film "The Kick" will not follow the footsteps of its predecessors,...More
A swimming instructor Cheon-soo loses everything on gambling. It also leaves him with huge debt to pay off for the rest of his life. His moneylender, Kang approaches him with a dangerous proposition. He invites Cheon-soo to become a ‘marine boy’ – those who swim across the ocean to smuggle drugs. Cheon-soo decides to take the chance and puts his life at stake for the last time. Together Kang and Cheon-soo come up with a matriculate plan. Yoo-ri is the daughter of Kang’s best friend. Since her father died, Kang has been looking after her in his friend’s place. Yoo-ri believes that Kang is responsible for her father’s death and secretly waits for her chance to revenge him. Oblivious of this, Kang grows affection towards her which leaves him feeling guilty. Yoo-ri and Cheon-soo develops feelings towards each other and plot to go behind Kang’s back and take the drug money for themselves.
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