A swimming instructor Cheon-soo loses everything on gambling. It also leaves him with huge debt to pay off for the rest of his life. His moneylender, Kang approaches him with a dangerous proposition. He invites Cheon-soo to become a ‘marine boy’ – those who swim across the ocean to smuggle drugs. Cheon-soo decides to take the chance and puts his life at stake for the last time. Together Kang and Cheon-soo come up with a matriculate plan. Yoo-ri is the daughter of Kang’s best friend. Since her father died, Kang has been looking after her in his friend’s place. Yoo-ri believes that Kang is responsible for her father’s death and secretly waits for her chance to revenge him. Oblivious of this, Kang grows affection towards her which leaves him feeling guilty. Yoo-ri and Cheon-soo develops feelings towards each other and plot to go behind Kang’s back and take the drug money for themselves.
[Weekender] Filmmaking in the palm of your hand 2011/07/28, Source,
A girl records a video using a smartphone at the Olleh Media Studio in Mok-dong, Seoul, on July 18. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul Learn how to make movies using smartphones By Lee Hyo-won Filmmaking is a costly, time-consuming endeavor involving massive teamwork. But now it is possible to make surprisingly high-quality projects alone in a matter of days with just a few hundred dollars - using smartphones equipped with not only HD cameras but also editing applications,...More
Oh Jong-hyuk, in the Marines 2011/05/24, Source,
Singer and actor Oh Jong-hyuk (28) was admitted into the Marines last April and some pictures have been revealed.
He was admitted as class 1140 of Kyeonbuk Pohang Marine base on the 18th of April. He is about to be trained for 6 weeks there and serve as an active soldier.,...More
Lights! iPhone! Action! 2010/09/28, Source,
Cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, left, films actors Kim Yoon-seo, center, and Kim Jae-wook using an iPhone4 in a Seoul studio, Sunday./ Courtesy of iPhone 4 Film Festival
iPhone 4 Film fest to showcase works by top directors
By Lee Hyo-won
In 2008, director Spike Lee teamed up with Nokia to produce a film comprised of videos created using cellphones. "Within five years, new movies will be made with devices like these", he predicted,...More
John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow, 1986" showed the world what Hong Kong noir was all about, and the Korean remake of the 1986 classic is now awaiting release on Chuseok next month, wit,...More
Park Si-yeon turns creative director for U.S. fashion brand 2010/08/06, Source,
Korean actress Park Si-yeon to turn creative director for U.S. fashion brand TOUCH [Moeim Style]
Korean actress Park Si-yeon will be taking on the role as a creative director for U.S. fashion brand TOUCH, according to U.S.-based Korean fashion company Moeim Style.
Moeim Style announced in a press release that the actress, as creative director, will be overseeing the entire planning process, from design to distribution to production, of the brand's celebrity fashion line starting this upcoming fall/winter season,...More
Kim Kang-woo to wed actress Han Hye-jin's sister 2010/05/25, Source,
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo will be marrying his longtime girlfriend next month, who is also the older sister of actress Han Hye-jin.
In a phone call with Asia Economic Daily on Monday, Kim's agency Namoo Actors explained that the actor will wed his girlfriend Han Moo-young, who runs an online shopping mall, in a private ceremony at Seoul's Myeong-dong Cathedral on June 18,...More
The Seoul government is offering foreign moviegoers a chance to enjoy the latest Korean films with foreign subtitles at a discounted price. Cinema Week continues through Saturday at major theater chains in the city as part of Seoul Grand Sale 2009.
South Korean cinema offers only a handful of releases this month, but a big lineup of homegrown films awaits moviegoers in April.
Some 10 domestic titles are slated for release next month, of which a majority are mainstream franchises that will play in theaters,...More
Korean Films sell well at Berlin's EFM 2009/02/11, Source, Korean company Fine Cut as well as CJ Entertainment can both claim success at this years EFM in the Berlin Film Festival. Fine Cut leads the pack selling 11 films alone to one company, Scandinavia's Non Stop Television. It also sold gay themed,...More
Gyeonggi Province is stepping up efforts to become a cinematic hub with actor Cho Jae-hyun as its front man. The Gyeonggi Film Council named the top actor as its new chair Thursday to promote filmmaking in th,...More
Over the weekend, Koreans may have noticed something a little bit too familiar in the moment following the announcement of the nation's first 2008 Olympic gold medals: Korean pop songs by Lee Hyori and,...More
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