'Berlin File' mixes Korean intrigue, cold war backdrop 2013/01/28, Source,
For director Ryoo Seung-wan, the drab cold war atmosphere still inherent in Berlin evoked the divided Korean Peninsula, the last outpost of the that era. Accordingly, the city's gray backdrop and its history of division helped get his creative juices flowing for "The Berlin File", his upcoming espionage action thriller set in the German capital following North and South Korean secret agents. "I visited Berlin to attend the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011 for my previous work, 'The Unjust'. The city still seemed to be full of that cold war atmosphere", said the director during a press event earlier this month ahead of the movie's release Wednesday,...More
Get your hopes up for Korean films in 2013 2013/01/08, Source,
Actor Ha Jeong-woo aims his gun in the film "The Berlin File" by Ryoo Seung-wan. The film is full of action scenes (photo courtesy of CJ E&M).
The year 2012 marked a new beginning for Korean cinema, as the number of domestic viewers of Korean films reached 112.3 million and the market share of Korean films stood at 59 percent. The local film industry called it a Renaissance of Korean cinema but this year may be even better. Looking at the list of Korean films slated for release in 2013, the phenomenon is expected to last through the coming years. There are a number of big-budget films that range from multinational projects with international casts to global collaborations with large investments from Hollywood or China. There are also Hollywood films directed by Korean directors,...More
Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it each in his own way. Both of their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing and the two embark on a difficult battle...
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