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Korean movies opening today 2011/12/15 in Korea

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Korean movies opening today 2011/12/15 in Korea "Too Many Villains", documentary "My Barefoot Friend" and "Love and Affair"

"Too Many Villains" (2010)

Directed by Kim Harry

With Kim Joon-bae, Song Seo-yeon, Kwon Oh-jin, Kong Yoo-seok,...

Synopsis
Kang-pil is a former gangster who now runs a private detective agency and needs money to hire a lawyer for the rights to have custody of his daughter. A woman called Lee Moon-hee brings a huge amount in check and asks him to follow a man named Park Yong-dae. However, at the same time, Park Yong-dae goes missing and the woman is unreachable and Kang-pil doesn't know what to do. He soon realizes that he's stuck in the middle of a huge crime related to gold bars that belonged to the Japanese in the past...

"My Barefoot Friend" (2010)

Directed by Lee Seong-gyou

With Lee Oi-soo,...

Running barefoot between the wooden shafts for half a lifetime. What he wanted to carry in his rickshaw, actually, was his family.
The World's first feature length documentary shot with Canon's DSLR 5D Mark II
Synopsis
In Calcutta, 20,000 feet are running tangled up, all barefoot. They are rickshaw pullers, slowly disappearing out of the city's landscape. Korean director Seong-Gyou Lee has built his documentary career on films about Nepali and Indian migrant workers. He has known Shallim and his colleagues for ten years, having shot extensively in their Calcutta world and the poverty-ridden state of Bihar, where most of them come from.
Among them are Manoj, an unstable young man, Mohammed, a lovely trickster who more often fails than succeeds, and Hussein the street sage who knows all about the city. And Shallim, an ordinary man, a husband of a wife, a father of a son. For Shallim, his old and tired rickshaw has been the only means of hope. He's run endless miles with it to save up money to buy the auto rickshaw that will realize his dream: A house for his family.
However, despair comes to the weakest first. Shallim's wife is found to be seriously ill. His son catches a swine flu while working at a factory. Hospital charges are mounting and Shallim's dream is on the verge of collapsing. Feeling dejected, he sheds tears–the tears of fathers.
With the shadow of despair cast on Shallim, he still has enough room in his heart to be a mentor to Manoj. The young man's inability to deal with the city's grueling demands reveals a heart-breaking tragedy, which by a freak accident the director turns out to have shot in his native Bihari village ten years earlier. Is there any hope left for barefoot Calcutta?

"Love and Affair" (2011)

Directed by Lee Se-il

With Se Hee, Ji Seong-I,...

Synopsis
Eun-kyeong introduces her elementary school friend Mi-hee, whom she met after a long time, to her boyfriend Ji-hoon.
Mi-hee, who is currently dating a married man, feels attraction to men who are in relationships.
One day, they get a chance to be by themselves in the car and she tries to seduce him. He makes her promise that she won't tell Eun-kyeong and wants her too. They meet again a few days later and promise to continue meeting up, enjoying their secret affair. She looks at him with pleasure, at the way he's surprised at the phone call from Eun-kyeong and is blabbering away an excuse. Ji-hoon completely falls for Mi-hee but she tells him goodbye for the sake of Eun-kyeong. Unable to accept this, he goes after her...

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