Jin wakes up from a nightmare of a traffic accident. It drives him to the very spot where a real accident took place. He follows the police to the suspect’s home and watches as Ran denies the hit-and-run accusation since she was asleep the entire night. Jin explains his dream to them and asks to be charged instead. The police dismiss him and arrest Ran. Jin is convinced that there’s an unexplainable connection between the two. They discover that when he dreams, she acts out his dream in her sleep.
International Film Festivals
2008 Donostia San Sebastian International Film Festival, Competition
[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama OST of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! 2017/12/16,
Music has the power to make you recall your favorite kiss, emotional beat, character, or scene, even if you only hear a few notes of the song. That's the reason why K-drama OSTs are so important. When certain music plays, you know something is going to happen. In honor of the power of the drama OST, we bring you this newest category. You can vote for your favorites from December 16 to December 30! Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30,...More
[Guest Film Review] "ARIRANG - Movie" 2016/12/24,
Following an incident in "Dream", where the lead protagonist, Lee Na-young almost died during a hanging scene, and after his long-time assistant, Jang Hoon and the producer of the film "Poongsan" abandoned him during the film's shootings the same year (2011), Kim Ki-duk retreated to a secluded mountain house. Eventually he decided to shoot a documentary of shorts while there, entirely by himself, that came to be "ARIRANG - Movie". It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and won the top award for best film,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/08/31, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Moebius": A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (09/05)
★★★★ "The Spy": One of Korea's top intelligence agents head to Thailand to uncover the mystery behind an explosion in Seoul, but his mission crosses paths with his wife's business trip. (09/05),...More
[HanCinema's Korea Diary] Satire and Nationalism in PSY's "Gangnam Style" 2012/08/18,
I have to admit that when I first came across PSY's smash hit "Gangnam Style" I wasn't at all blown away. K-pop rarely even amuses me, and it took a lot of convincing for me to watch this 37 million hit (and raising) music sensation. However it just keeps popping up all over the media, I mean the song is everywhere! Not that it's the measure of K-pop success (or maybe it is), but it even found its way around the world, and popped out in America. It was time to give it another viewing and see what all the fuss was about.
Perhaps I was hampered by my previous experience with K-pop having lived in Korea for such an extended period of time. I mean, the stuff is literally blaring at you everywhere you go, to the point that, whether you like it or not, you could almost sing along. Don't get me wrong it's catchy stuff, but I personally prefer my taste in music to be decided by myself instead of it being bludgeoned with it. From day one I knew what the hottest songs were and what idols were causing some buzz. Pop-culture in Korea is all encompassing, indiscriminate and simply unavoidable phenomena,...More
[Hancinema's Korea Diary] Where are Korea's suburbs? 2012/06/23,
It's something that has interested me for some time now – where is Korea's suburban life? While it may not be the right question to ask as Korea's population is set to crack the 50 million mark, but it fascinates me to think that Korea lacks this vital component of my upbringing and social sense of the world. Clusters of tall apartments are the mainstay of the Korean sense of home and neighbourhood community, You can even see them lining the countryside where you would think the space would suggest an alternative housing plan possible. Of course there are economic, social, and, perhaps most importantly, geographical considerations, but my main interest in this lacking element is its effect on the Korean population, particularly families,...More
Wonder Girls back with 'Wonder World' 2011/11/08, Source,
Wonder Girls is back in Korea with its long anticipated official 2nd album "Wonder World".
The band's fans have been waiting for this comeback for over a year. In June 2009, the band suddenly embarked on a promotional tour of the American music scene after enjoying an immense success with the hit song "Nobody". The band released a mini album "2 Different Tears" in May 2010 and stayed in Korea for about 15 days, but since then the girls spent most of their time in the United States,...More
"Amen", KIM Ki-duk's Latest Film, is Off to Competition at San Sebastian 2011/08/22, Source, by KOFIC Staff
Kim Ki-duk is returning with a new narrative film in three years. Two Korean films have been officially invited to the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Spanish-language regions. KIM's "Amen" (2011), his first narrative feature production in three years. has been invited to the festival's Competitive Official Selection, while Lim Woo-seong's "Scars" (2011) is competing at festival's Zabaltegi-New Directors Section,...More
Son Dam-bi: 'Taking Criticism of My Singing Is My Assignment' 2010/07/30, Source,
As they say that good times come with the bad, star singer Son Dam-bi (27), who recently released a mini album entitled "The Queen", is now facing unfavorable reviews for the first time.
The music video for the title song "Queen" has been talked about with allegations of plagiarizing an American drama, and the video of her appearance on TV was posted on an Internet website with the MR (Music Recorded) removed, so she has been pointed out for her lack of singing ability. She eventually confirmed the plagiarism from the music video production company and the problematic scene has been deleted from the music video, and now she is singing the chorus live, although she had originally planned not to sing it live to focus on dancing,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Hyun Woo 2010/02/02, Source,
Actor Hyun Woo [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Interview with actor and singer Hyun WooMy name isHyun Woo. Now, I just go by Hyun-woo. I was born on January 18, 1985. For my birthday this year, my fans surprised me by bringing a cake on set. This is the first time something like this has happened to me. I have an older sister who is nine years older than me. She's married and has two children who are three and five-years-old. The two see me as the pushover uncle. They're always taking my money, toys, my keroro figure and stickers I collected from eating bread. When I was younger, I use to have an old lady's perm. I had hated the perm back then because it was similar to my mom's and my grandmother's. Then upon going into shoot for "Pasta", my stylists decided to test out the old pop-star hairstyle which is long and curly. They kept cutting my hair shorter and shorter, ending up in my creating my current style which I like. I wore my school uniform for my interview at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. I figured that my uniform would be better than any other attire. The professor who interviewed me asked, "Why are you wearing your school uniform?" to which I answered, "I don't have any money". And I acted as if I had all the confidence in the world, making my interview last eight minutes long compared to others' interviews which took three minutes maximum. Thankfully, I got accepted but I'm currently on a leave from school. My fellow actor, No Min-woo who plays the role of Philip, and I have appeared in several other projects together including the film "A Frozen Flower" and MBC TV series "Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun". So others might have thought we auditioned together for the role of chefs from Italy, but I hadn't even know he had tried out. So when we had the first meeting for "Pasta", Min-woo called me in the parking lot and I thought to myself, "No...it couldn't be".,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Lee Na-young (Part 1) 2010/01/14, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Most actresses which men rave about, are less liked by women. But a handsome number of female fans became enchanted with Lee Na-young's roles in TV series such as "Ruler of Your Own World" and "Ireland". And words such as 'consistency', 'sturdiness' and 'prudence' -- normally used to describe someone of the male gender -- also befit this 31-year-old actress well. She was the same on the set of film "Lady Daddy". The Lee Na-young that 10Asia met with sighed as she jokingly complained how the female members of the crew would ask for photographs with her when she dressed up as a man in particular, much more so than when she was herself. But it seemed unlike that her image as an actress will be affected after she dons a mustache and short hair to play her character Ji-hyun. Below is 10Asia's interview with the actress who seeks after what she wants, even if it may be the long way around. 10: I hear that you choose your roles quite carefully so "Lady Daddy" was an surprising choice in many ways.Lee Na-young (Lee): I made my mind up very quickly for film "Dream" and sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof" but took more time with "Lady Daddy" because many people around me were concerned about it. Before, I had never thought about 'image' in choosing a role but it seemed I should with this film since the topic may influence my image as an actress in Korea. That's why some people were telling me, "As an actress..". but in the end, I decided to think about my character and genre more than my image. 10: So what was the key factor that led you to take on "Lady Daddy"? Lee: I liked the combination of comedy with the possibly risky topic we are usually careful to talk about. Sex change in particular is something Koreans are not used to and have little information or knowledge about. So I was extremely attracted to the collaboration of the topic and genre, and another thing was that I wanted to play the role of a man. I was very shocked upon seeing Kate Blanchett's acting in the film "I'm Not There". I had never thought I'd be able to play the role of a guy but also started wondering whether such an opportunity would arise in our country too. That's why, when I got the scenario for this film, I was worried about it. But I also told myself that it was unlikely I'd be given the chance to play this sort of a role again. That's why for me, what was important was 'being a guy' and not dressing up as one, whether it be as the person from his past or as a dad.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Lee Na-young (Part 2) 2010/01/14, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: Is it because you have to enter into a world that has already been established?Lee Na-young (Lee): Of course. The character Lee Na-bong that I played in "High Kick Through The Roof" doesn't have a story like the other characters have. That's why it's even more embarrassing to enter that family-like world and leave it after shouting a few words. I think I'll watch it later on. If the response is good, I'll watch it within the next couple of days but probably much later on if it's quiet. 10: What are you most worried about? Lee: That I might not be funny. I really wanted to deliver the element of 'fun' to the audience through "High Kick Through The Roof". [Upon hearing the sound of people's laughter outside] Ah... They're probably laughing because Mr. Jung Bo-suk is funny. What do I do... I'm so ashamed. I think I become ashamed much easier than I used to. 10: Why do you think that's happening? Lee: I don't know. But I say I'm embarrassed much more than I used to. Whatever it is, even with taking photographs, it's so embarrassing. What do you think is the reason?,...More
While swimming in the sea or cruising along in your car...
have you ever seen your life flash before your eyes?
How does one feel in that frantic moment?
And how does one's life change compared to life before that pivotal mo,...More
World renowned film music artist Ji Bark 2009/02/10, Source, Composer Ji Bark (33) received the Jerry Goldsmith Awards at 23 to become the first Asian recipient. Many Koreans may not know him but he is known as a globally promising genius musician. He was the m,...More
Last November, Japanese heartthrob Joe Odagiri ("Tokyo Tower") caused a traffic jam in Seoul as local fans flocked from one theater to another to catch a glimpse of him. Before the Oct. 9 release of his South,...More
South Korean movies continue to make their way around the globe to vie for prizes and reach a wider audience. Some notable trips to international film festivals include feted director Kim Ki-duk's latest work <,...More
[Special Report] Is there a limit to the stars' guarantees? 2008/02/28, Source, Recently, the Minister of Culture and Arts, Yoo In-Chun's private property was revealed to be over 14 billion-won. Some said that he had gained too much wealth, but he thinks otherwise. He said, "These are all from my 30 years of acting career. Some may think I have too much private wealth, but look,...More
Korean filmmakers bet on large-scale projects 2008/01/03, Source, Many local movie productions suffered setbacks last year, due to increased costs and the strengthened position of Hollywood blockbusters. In 2008, leading filmmakers are betting on large-scale projects to turn things around for the embattled local film industry.
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