"Nameless Gangster" released in North America 2012/03/28, Source, PREFACE
"My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
Supernatural Creatures of Korean Mythology 2011/12/16, Source,
A while ago, I was riding around Sowol-gil on the slope of Namsan when I stumbled across what appeared to be a museum on mythical Korean monsters. It made me curious about what other kinds of mythical creatures lie buried in Korea's past. For instance, the ancient Greeks had their minotaurs and cyclopes, the middle ages had elves and dwarves, every culture had dragons, and even the relatively young culture of North America has Bigfoot and Chupacabra. The more I looked into it, the more I discovered that many of Korea's legendary beings are still with us. Of course not in real life, but their legends live on in various forms,...More
[TALK OF THE TOWN] Two Parks tie the knot 2011/11/20, Source,
With a group of A-list stars in attendance, actress Park Si-yeon tied the knot over the weekend. Park, 32, married a man surnamed Park on Saturday at the Hyatt Hotel in central Seoul.
"We will try our best to have a happy family and hope fans offer us heartfelt congratulations", Park said through her agency, Eyagi Entertainment,...More
[TALK OF THE TOWN] Park Si-yeon to tie knot in November 2011/09/27, Source,
Actress Park Si-yeon has announced her wedding date. The 32-year-old actress revealed through Eyagi Entertainment that she will wed on Nov. 19 at the Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.
"I apologize for delivering my wedding announcement on a press release", Park wrote on the agency's release. She added that she will "work hard to build a happy family and be a good role model",...More
The nine-tailed fox is a mythical shape-shifting creature which can become a human being in its 1000th year if it eats the liver of a human being. A family of such foxes open up a circus and transform themselves in the hope of capturing human beings. One day, there occurs a strange case of torso murder which becomes the biggest issue of their day, and the fox family is caught up in the middle of it. Will the family be able to make their thousand-year dream come true?
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