Terracotta Far East Film Festival opening and closing film 2012/02/21, Source,
Terracotta is London's premier celebration of the film and culture of the Far East. With a stunning line-up of films hand-picked from the best of the region, encompassing diverse genres from comedy to drama to horror and everything in between, an unbeatable programme of exclusive cast and crew Q&As, intro's and masterclasses and fabulous public parties the Terracotta Far East Film Festival really does have something for everybody,...More
'NK defector got divorced for watching S. Korean dramas' 2012/02/15, Source,
By Kwon E-youn
"A few months ago, I heard the news that if anyone betrays the regime in North Korea, he or she would be executed along with all the three generations of his or her family. I pray for my family's safety".
When asked whether he misses his family left in North Korea, a 48-year-old man, identified by his family name Lee from North Hamgyeong Province in the North, who has now settled in the South, dropped tears, without answers.
Lee crossed the Tumen River, bordering three states of North Korea, China and Russia, and then came to South Korea via China, Laos and Thailand alone in January 2011,...More
Feature profile - My Way 2012/02/10, Source, Headed for the Berlinale Panorama section, director Kang Je-gyu's "My Way"is a historic film is more ways than one. KANG Byeong-jin goes over the details.
World War II film "My Way" is Kang Je-gyu's fourth film as a director, following "The Gingko Bed", "Shiri" and "Taegukgi". "Shiri" was the first Korean film to bring in over 2 million admissions in Seoul (back when nationwide figures were unavailable and the capital's statistics were used as rule-of thumb). On its release, "Taegukgi" along with "Silmido" opened the era of Korean films with admissions of 10 million and more.
Even from the outside, "My Way" seems like an extension of the challenges Kang's work took on before. The film's stage spans Korea to China through the former Soviet Union to Normandy, and it stars Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri, the top stars of Korea and Japan respectively. More than anything, the film's budget of about KW28 billion (US$24.8 million) is the highest ever in Korean cinema history,...More
Jang Dong-gun Returns to Primetime Drama 2012/02/03, Source,
Actor Jang Dong-gun is returning to primetime TV drama after a 12-year absence. He decided to appear in a 20-episode weekend drama called "A Gentleman's Dignity", which is scheduled to air from May on SBS, said his management agency AM Entertainment.
This comes over a decade after the 40-year-old actor starred in MBC's "All About Eve" in 2000. According to the agency's press release, his upcoming drama is about the careers and love lives of urban professionals,...More
At first I thought it was an average
north&south war movie. But when Jin-Tae
has joined the North, it had became
interesting and tearful :'( It is
really sad to see the 38th parallel is
still hot!!! and it seems like it's
gonna be like this
i highly recommend this movie; it made
me cry which i didn't expect a war
movie would do to me! JDG's love
for his younger brother played by Won
Bin is extraordinary! their acting were
both topnotch no wonder both won awards!
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