Korean Movies Opening Today 2023/11/22 in Korea
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"12.12: The Day" (2022)
Directed by Kim Seong-su
On December 1979, Seoul had been enduring a harsh winter before the upcoming spring. After the assassination of President Park, martial law has been declared. A coup d'état bursts out by Defense Security Commander Chun Doo-gwang (Hwang Jung-min) and a private band of officers following him. Capital Defense Commander Lee Tae-sin (Jung Woo-sung), an obstinate soldier who believes the military should not take political actions, fights against Chun Doo-gwang to stop him. The conflict between the two grows while military leaders are holding their decision and Defense Minister is gone. In the midst of chaos, the spring of Seoul that everyone longed for heads to unexpected direction.
"Big Sleep" (2023)
Directed by Kim Tae-hoon-XI
On a winter morning on the way to work, Gi-yeong finds Gil-ho sleeping on the wooden bench in front of his house. Gil-ho is a teenager who has run away from home because he can no longer face the domestic violence he suffers there. Gi-yeong, who seems tough but has a tender heart, lets Gil-ho stay in his house for a few days and Gil-ho comes to trust Gi-yeong. It seems that Gi-yeong must have recognized his own dark past in Gil-ho. However, as Gil-ho's friends visit, conflicts happen between Gi-yeong and Gil-ho. Big Sleep is a film for grown-ups: It is about characters who seek salvation and healing in daily life. This story of a loser taking care of someone weaker than he is both touching and compelling. The two leading actors delicately pull off the high and low levels of emotions thoughtfully designed by the director. Big Sleep desperately grabs the drama of care and new life. JUNG Hanseok
27th Busan International Film Festival
"Usury Academy" (2023)
Directed by Hwang Dong-seok
Step into the thrilling world of high school student Kang-jin as he fights against debt collectors and the oppressive harassment of Nam-yeong, who masquerades as a model student. With each day feeling hopeless and bleak, Kang-jin's life takes a dramatic turn when he stumbles upon a lost envelope of money belonging to Rang. Using this newfound wealth, he takes a stand against Nam Young's girlfriend Da-yeong. But when Nam-yeong discovers Kang-jin's actions, he strikes back by stealing his money and issuing dangerous threats. With nowhere to turn, Kang-jin confides in Rang, who reveals a secret knowledge of the debt-collecting world. Together, they embark on a thrilling journey of power and control, as Kang-jin takes his first steps into the world of loan sharks.
"She's From Another Planet" (2022)
Directed by Goo Sang-bum
Na-eun believes she is a cosmic being. She has been trying to communicate with space at noon in a park. Seok-min (plaving by Baek Seo-bin) is an unemploved young man who has been looking for a job.
He goes to the park to take revenge after his close friend was hospitalized because of injuries
caused by Na-eun but falls for her when he sees her.