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
'Masquerade' unmasks film industry schism 2012/11/27, Source,
* This is the first of a two-part series dealing with the state of Korea's film industry, which is enjoying its most successful year ever with ticket sales of more than 100 million. The first part explores the controversy surrounding film awards, and the second will investigate the role of conglomerates. It should have been a big night for this year's hit movie "Masquerade" when the costume drama - also known as "Gwanghae"- swooped up 15 of 22 prizes at the 49th Daejong Film Awards last month. Instead of putting the spotlight on Korea's most honored feature film ever, "Masquerade's" domination raises the question of whether making movies in Korea has become too much about money and not enough about art and created an environment stacked against small, independent producers,...More
Psy and Kim Ki-duk awarded by Ministry of Culture 2012/11/21, Source,
Psy and director Kim Ki-duk were the highest honorees at this year's Daejoong Arts Award ceremony held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Monday night. At the event which took place at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul, Psy was awarded the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit, one of Korea's highest cultural honors, for doing his bit to promote the nation with "Gangnam Style,...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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