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Moon Seung-wook (문승욱)

Male - 1968/10/20

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Born in 1968 in Seoul, MOON graduated from Lodz Film School in Poland. With the short films shot during his study abroad he received several awards from the Seoul Short Film Festival. After his feature film debut 'Taekwondo' (1997), a Korean-Polish co-production, he returned to Korea. His sophomore film 'The Butterfly' (2001) is full of delicate sensitivity and temperate but elegant visuals, and is about 'mutual human understanding', his consistently sought-after subject.

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Romance - Movie" + DVD Giveaway

    Depression can come in many forms. For veteran cop Hyeong-joon (played by Cho Jae-hyun), it's the feeling that he failed as a husband and a father, and that no amount of heroic behavior can ever redeem him. For the well-bred Yoon-hee (played by Kim Ji-soo), it's having the promise of a rich high society life with a devoted significant other and yet being incapable of flashing a sincere smile. These two are ready to give up on life- and then they find each other,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Watchtower"

    Long ago, during the Japanese Occupation, a watchtower was erected in Chuncheon for the sake of watching over things. In the present day, South Korea's usual modernization regiment is working to tear down the tower and build something more useful in its place- even if modern Chuncheon needed a watchtower, this one is hopelessly out of date. In the future, time travelers look upon these proceedings with bemused approval. Such is the true path to enlightenment, they think- the effacing of all minor blemishes from the past not meant to be,...More
  • Korean movies opening today 2015/03/12 in Korea

    2015/03/12, Source,
    Korean movies opening today 2015/03/12 in Korea: "The Deal", "Socialphobia", "Watchtower" and "B.E.D",...More
  • [Video] Trailer released for the Korean documentary 'Watchtower'

    2015/03/09, Source,
    Trailer released for the upcoming Korean documentary "Watchtower",...More
  • Upcoming Korean documentary "Watchtower"

    2015/03/06, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean documentary "Watchtower"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • Jang Hyun-sung, the scenario writer, wrote "Always"

    2013/03/20, Source,
    Jang Hyun-sung announced that he was writing scripts. He appeared on the MBC TV program on the 20th along with Kim Ae-kyeong, Jo Min-ki and Kim Bo-sung,...More
  • NAFF 2011 Announces 23 Projects

    2011/06/02, Source,
    by Serah Seunghee LEE / Jun 02, 2011 The 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), to be held at Koryo Hotel from July 17 to 20, 2011, announced today its It Project selection. Consisting of 18 outstanding film projects from 8 territories, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and USA, these official selections were chosen from a competitive field of 78 entries from 19 countries,...More
  • Kang Hye-jung's Movie Picks

    2010/02/18, Source,
    Korean actress Kang Hye-jung [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Kang Hye-jung has experienced quite a curve during her career as a movie star. The unpredictability in her career shows how eventful the journey was from her starting point leading up to the present. Watching her play the role of Yuki in her debut film "The Butterfly" -- it was directed by Moon Seung-wook and showed Kang's potential as an actor -- makes it hard to think of anyone better for the part. The film "Old Boy", which implanted her name in peoples' minds, also falls into the masterpiece category. Her character Mido in "Old Boy" proclaimed that Kang cannot be fit into a stereotype that had been established by previous Korean actresses and Kang earned a name value of her own. She continuously used that value in her consequent movie roles -- as the beautiful wife of a kind-hearted filmmaker in "Three, Monster" and portraying the character Hong in the impossible-to-describe film "Rules of Dating". Kang Hye-jung was an intense actor and her movies were like powerful punches on the hearts of moviegoers. After the film "Welcome to Dongmakgol", however, Kang little by little started going off the predictable path that public expected her to take. She played the adorable and cute girl parts in "Love Phobia", "Herb" and "Kill Me" -- also something the public did not expect to see from her. And in the film "Girlfriends", she played the ordinary twenty-something woman who goes through growing pains at the age of twenty-nine. "I actually went through some things that other people have not experienced or need not experience pretty early in my life. And I was able to create an aggressive and independent character in my early twenties based on such experiences. I was a kid who either ignored pain or let it burst, like my characters in "Old Boy" and "Rules of Dating". But after a while, the ups and downs in my life started getting less frequent and less noisy".,...More
  • CJ Promotes Diversity with Multicultural Fest
    2009/11/30, Source,
    Running Nov. 26 through to Dec 18 under the catchphrase "Beautiful Co-existence", CJ-CGV holds the first Multicultural Film Festival, an event organized to acknowledge the more than 1 million foreigners living in Korea and to promote a better understanding of different cultures.

    Opening Thursda,...
  • Special Mention and NETPAC award for "Daytime Drinking" at Locarno

    2008/08/22, Source,
    Director Noh Young-seok's independent feature "Daytime Drinking" received,...More
  • KOFIC announces recipients of Art Film Support
    2006/06/16, Source,
    The Korean Film Council has announced the recipients of the 2006 Production Support for Art Films fund. Applications were submitted for 32 live-action feature films and 2 animated feature films, and separate juries selected 4 live-action features and 1 animated feature to receive 400 million won ($4,...More
  • 'Spider Forest'[DVD Review]
    2006/02/22, Source,
    Song Il-gon's latest film an intricate mystery with an art house style

    Kim Kyu Hyun (internews)

    Kang Min (Kam Woo-sung), a TV reporter, stumbles onto a horrific scene of double,...

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