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Korean movies opening today 2016/01/21 in Korea

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Korean movies opening today 2016/01/21 in Korea: "A Melody to Remember", "Half", and "Tayo the Little Bus Movie: Rescue My Friend Ace"

"A Melody to Remember" (2015)

Directed by Lee Han

With Im Si-wan, Go Ah-sung, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Joon-hyuk-I, Jung Joon-won, Lee Re,...

Also known as "Thinking of My Older Brother"
Synopsis
Second Lieutenant Han Sang-yeok (Im Si-wan) leads his platoon during the Korean War in the early 1950s. During the war, Sang-yeok encounters a children's choir who have lost everything due to the war. Emphasising with their plight, he tries to protect the children.

"Half" (2014)

Directed by Kim Se-yeon

With Ahn Yong-joon, Jung Yoo-suk, Song Young-kyu, Moon Se-yoon, Jin Hye-kyung, Kim Min-seo,...

Synopsis
Working at a transgender bar, Min-a is a female with male genitals. When her colleague is assaulted by a male customer, she steps in to help, only to accidentally kill the assaulter. At the court, Min-a insists that she had no choice – she had to protect her colleague - but the situation is not favorable to her. Taking advantage of her sexual identity, the prosecutor drives the case as if the murder were a result out of jealousy, and Min-a's own lawyer does not pay attention to her situation. Not until Min-a is placed in a men's jail and is seized with terror do the human rights issues for transgender people emerge. Min-a is finally transferred to a prison for females, but still she suffers from misunderstanding. Presenting the transgender human rights issues as a court drama, this film tries to correct the myriad misunderstandings toward transgender people. Director Kim Se-yeon made this film based on a true story about a transgender person jailed with male inmates. This is also a court drama that embraces the conventional styles rather than new techniques. (NAM Dong-chul)

Festival
Busan International Film Festival (2014) - Korean Cinema Today-Panorama

"Tayo the Little Bus Movie: Rescue My Friend Ace" (2015)

Directed by Ryoo Jeong-woo

Synopsis
Ace, who was separated from Doori, wanders into the land of abandoned toys. Tayo and his friends also are drifted into the Land of Toys, while they search around to find Ace. Shortly after they found Ace there, they now are chased down by the Queen of the Land of Toys. Will Tayo and his friends be able to beat the Queen and rescue Ace from her?

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