Hired by moneylenders, a man lives as a loan shark brutally threatening people for pay back their debts. This man, without any family and therefore with nothing to lose, continues his mercil... More
Celebration to mark the success of K-films 2012/12/06, Source,
On Dec. 6, a commemorative ceremony to mark Korean films exceeding 100 million views at this year's box office took place at Daehan Cinema in Chungmuro, central Seoul. The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Film Council,...More
Conglomerates direct Korea's film industry 2012/12/05, Source,
Controlling investment, production, distribution and screenings, so-called "film chaebol" dominate the Korean cinema with such films as (top, from left) "A Werewolf Boy", "The Thieves" and "Masquerade". At a disadvantage are small producers of films like (bottom, from left) "Pieta", "Touch", "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and "Searching for Sugar Man".
* This is the second and last of a two-part series on the state of Korea's film industry, focusing on the expanding control of conglomerates. For the Korean movie industry, 2012 has been a very good year,...More
'Pieta' gets Best Film at Blue Dragon Awards 2012/12/04, Source,
In a moment that mirrored this year's Venice International Film Festival, the movie "Pieta" was again deemed Film of the Year at this year's Blue Dragon Awards. The Korean awards ceremony which took place at Sejong Center in central Seoul on Nov. 30, cast and crew of Kim Ki-duk's controversial film were praised for their dedication to their craft,...More
Pieta Wins Top Prize at 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards 2012/12/01, Source,
South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" won the award for best film of the year at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards in Seoul on Friday night. While accepting the grand prix at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Kim described his film as a reflection of extreme capitalism where money rules over all. He also expressed his hopes that the South Korean society would become one that's centered around people and not money,...More
Hired by moneylenders, a man lives as a loan shark brutally threatening people for pay back their debts. This man, without any family and therefore with nothing to lose, continues his merciless way of life regardless of all the pain he has caused to a countless number of people. One day, a woman appears in front of him claiming to be his mother
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