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
Kwak Jae-yong to shoot Yang Gui Fei in China 2011/10/07, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Korean director kwak Jae-Yong was present at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) todaywith Chinese stars Fan Bingbing, Leehom WANG and Korean actor On Joo-wan to announce his next film "Yang Gui Fei". The project is based on the life and love of the famous Tang Dynasty consort who was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China.
Kwak announced the film will be a Korea-China co-production. "It's on the scale of a US$15 million budget but preparing it in China, I've found that's not a lot of money. It costs a lot to shoot in China, and there are a lot of locations", he said,...More
Kim Nam-gil to enter military "between fall and winter" 2010/03/09, Source,
Korean actor Kim Nam-gil [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kim Nam-gil has said that he will be entering the military sometime during the final quarter of this year.
Speaking at a press conference for film "The Day Before", held Tuesday at Seoul's Ewha-Samsung Education Culture Center, the actor for the first time directly addressed reports about his joining the army in June to fulfill Korea's mandatory military service.
"I think I will have to go [to the military] sometime between fall and winter", the actor said. "TV series "Bad Man" will be airing until early August and I have to wrap up other things that I am currently working on".,...More
Han-soo lives alone with his mother in a small town by the sea. He is the star of the swim team, but just as they are preparing for a national competition that could earn him a college scholarship, Han-soo decides to quit. Then he hears the news of his mother's suicide attempt. He remains by her comatose body and falls into a bewildered state. Finding himself at a loss, he tries to face his problems and develop a solution to his dilemma.
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