Kim Doo-han lost his mom at the age of eight and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongro with the kisaeng ho... More
New museum focuses exclusively on Im Kwon-taek 2013/04/07, Source,
Visitors learn about the career of Im Kwon-taek at a newly opened museum dedicated to the director in Busan. [JoongAng Ilbo]
Director Im Kwon-taek, a pioneer in the Korean film industry, now has a museum dedicated to his life's work at Dongseo University Centum City Campus in Busan. This is the first time in Korea that a single gallery has been built to commemorate a film director currently in the field. As visitors enter the museum, they can see all of Im's movie titles on the left wall at one glance. Under the theme "A Wandering Life", the exhibits then introduce the 77-year-old director's life in chronological order,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The General's Son" 2013/04/05,
Kim Doo-Han is a regular street beggar who's just happy to have any sort of stability. But as an excellent street fighter living in the streets of occupied Seoul, he quickly an essential part of the war to take back the streets from the Japanese. Or, more accurately, to keep the Japanese merchants and gangsters from encroaching any closer than they already are- as many humiliations and indignities as the Koreans have suffered, losing Jongno, the heart of Korea's traditional economic system, is just too much,...More
[UK] BFI : Im Kwon-taek: Run Far, Fly High 2012/10/09, Source,
19 October 2012 - 2 November 2012
Im Kwon-taek, winner of the Best Director prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Berlin Bear Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, came from a humble film background as a prop assistant to a lighting assistant. Yet since 1962 he has directed more than 100 films in his native South Korea. Critics contend that after his early films of the 60s and 70s - mainly historical dramas and war movies - Im found his true artistic voice in the 1980s and onward, through his subtly subversive manner of portraying South Korea's urgent and pressing social issues during a time when the country's film industry was highly censored,...More
Kim Doo-han lost his mom at the age of eight and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongro with the kisaeng house Woomigwan at the center. He is soon recognized for his incredible strength and ability. He finds out through Shin Ma-jeok, the head of a student gang, that he is the son of General Kim Jwa-jin who fought against the Japanese army. Meanwhile, the Yakuzas expand their sphere of influence and try to take over the Jongro streets but Doo-han protects the Korean vendors of Jongro and wins their respect. When the head of Woomigwan, Kim Gi-hwan is arrested, Doo-han becomes the leader of the Jongro gang.
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads (not for episodes) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to sign up as a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show.