Korean movies opening today 2016/12/08 in Korea
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"A Way Back to Mother" (2016)
Directed by Lee Soo-sung
37-year-old Yuna is struggling through day by day in this handful reality. She gets a call. It's the hospital letting her know her mother is on her death bed. Yuna earns a vacation from the restaurant where she works, then leaves on a vacation for the first time in 10 years. The next morning, her boss Min-jae comes by to give her a ride.
As they get closer to Jeonju, where her mother is, Yuna gets more and more anxious. Yuna suggests to Min-jae to go to delicious restaurants, to buy her the most beautiful and expensive coffee and even suggests they stop by a famous landmark. Min-jae thinks this is weird as this is not the behavior of a daughter who is about to meet her dying mother. That night, Min-jae hears her story at The Pension they are staying in for the night...
Yuna has had an unfortunate childhood and she struggles even as an adult. One day she gets a call that her mother is dying and sets out to meet her. This trip back home is like a vacation to Yuna...
(The 4th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2016)
"Curtain Call" (2016)
Directed by Ryu Hoon-I
As a B grade erotic theater group is about to close down, affected by the economic recession, they decide to perform a proper theater play for their last show as they have always been dreaming of. Their choice of play is the classic theater play, 'Hamlet'.
However, once the theater play has started running, their performance goes to an unexpected direction due to the mistakes and adlib they never thought were going to happen on the stage. Will their curtain call occur happily as they hoped in the beginning?
Directed by Kim Ki-duk
Following the Fukushima nuclear incident, a young couple moves to Tokyo where they realize that the wife is pregnant. She wants to have an abortion, worried the baby might have been affected by radioactive contamination and concerned it might be deformed or disabled. But the husband wants her to keep it. He persuades her that Fukushima is very different from the Chernobyl disaster, but she is still not convinced, so he visits his house in Fukushima himself, to find proof that the radioactive contamination is not so serious. However, he witnesses something quite unexpected while he is there. Can the couple truly escape the effects of the Fukushima nuclear incident? Director Kim Ki-duk made this film almost completely independently. He cast Japanese actors but shot the film as if he were a guerrilla filmmaker, without a normal crew to help as such. Like his previous film, One on One, the provocative elements of the film demand attention, and he doesn't hesitate to insist on the radical notion that to avoid nuclear accidents, we should stop using electricity. (NAM Dong-chul)
20th Busan International Film Festival (2015)
"Beaten Black and Blue" (2016)
Directed by Kim Soo-hyeon
Coincidence brings Gyohwan, a ´keyboard warrior´ who has left home and is moving from gosiwon to gosiwon, and Jeongsu, a ´patriotic senior citizen´ who has fought all his life against the left wing, together who become close like a grandfather and grandson. A black comedy about the two who each prepare for their last big event which leads to disaster.
"Bitch On the Beach" (2016)
Directed by Jeong Ka-young
"Wonderful, not beautiful. Bitchy Ga-yeong"
"Plain-looking but she lives a special day"
One day, Ga-yeong walks into her ex-boyfriend's house and asks for sex. She doesn't plan on going back home without reaching her goals so she whines and Jeong-hoon is about to give in...Will Ga-yeong get what she wants?
"Idol Sex Scandal 2" (2016)
Directed by Yamappi
The requirements to become an idol!
The truth about the girls wrapped up in passion is released!
3 idol wannabes pass the audition. They get dance and acting lessons while living together. They even get sex lessions. They sleep with sponsors under the orders of their management director and managers and dream of becoming the greatest superstar ever. Will they succeed?