Premiering at the 14th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), "The Executioner" imagines what would happen if the death penalty were resumed. Unfortunately, the process involves more than j... More
(81) Executions in the streets 2012/06/09, Source,
By Robert Neff Executions were a fairly common occurrence during the troubled period of the late Joseon era. They were generally performed outside of the city and the condemned were paraded through the streets ― tied to small sedan chairs, or tied to wooden crosses mounted on small carts ― with wooden placards describing their crimes placed around their necks or on the carts. Children hurled stones and filth at the condemned while the adults jeered and laughed at them,...More
CJ Entertainment America Presents "Helpless" 2012/04/10, Source,
Dark Horse Korean Hit at the Gate in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America is launching the moody Korean thriller "Helpless" on April 20, 2012 as an exclusive engagement for Los Angeles at the CGV Cinemas, with national dates expected for early May. The film was a critical darling and unexpected box office champion for two consecutive weeks when it was released in Korea earlier this year.
- Russell Edwards, Variety
"...The film never ceases to compel. As the layers of deceit are peeled back, Byeon seems in complete command of her material. A key demonstration of her narrative dexterity is the way she flaunts an audacious 'Chinatown'-like clue to the missing woman's whereabouts without pre-empting the climax",...More
Kings, Kims and chaebol 2012/01/14, Source, By Andrew Salmon
On the face of it, Korea's last royal dynasty, the House of Yi, fell in 1910. Since then the peninsula has suffered a traumatic colonization; division into two republics; a civil, then international war; and ongoing division.
Since the war, the two competing republics have moved in radically different directions. One wrote the 20th century's greatest national success story; the other drove a national train wreck.
Given the wealth of incident that has rocked the peninsula since the Yis exited, observers might conclude that Korean royals have disappeared forever from the pages of history,...More
Yoon Kye-sang holds birthday party fan meeting 2010/12/23, Source,
Korean singer and actor Yoon Kye-sang at his birthday party fan meeting on December 21. [MyNameIs Entertainment]
Korean singer and actor Yoon Kye-sang celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, holding a fan meeting for the event with over 200 fans in attendance.
His agency MyNameIs Entertainment announced in a press release today that Yoon met with fans from Korea and Japan for his fan meeting titled "2010 Closer to you____n" on December 19,...More
Premiering at the 14th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), "The Executioner" imagines what would happen if the death penalty were resumed. Unfortunately, the process involves more than just greasing up the rusty execution equipment. On the final day, executioners discover that they are not simply carrying out a routine but changing the course of life. They continue the grueling job, but something in the executioners' hearts bother them as time goes by.
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