The Lotte Giants’ Choi Dong-won (Cho Seung-woo) and the Haitai Tigers’ Sun Dong-yeol (Yang Dong-geun) are rival pitchers in 1980s baseball. The film reenacts the legendary match of May 16, 1987, which baseball fans today still recall as “the perfect match,” when Choi and Sun compete as pitchers for the last time. .
"Nameless Gangster" released in North America 2012/03/28, Source, PREFACE
"My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
Lotte announces new Jeong Ji-woo film 2012/02/13, Source,
Major Korean investor and distributor Lotte Entertainment has announced "Happy End" director Jeong Ji-woo's upcoming film "A Muse" (working title) at the European Film Market (EFM). The film is currently in post-production.
Based on PARK Bum-shin's bestselling novel of the same title, "A Muse" follows a 70-year-old poet who has an affair with a high school student and is inspired to write a book about her. However, his best student, jealous of the relationship, steals this work,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29 2012/01/30, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29)
After just week at the top Lee Seok-hoon's "Dancing Queen" has given way to Chung Ji-young's interesting new film "Unbowed". This week's number one has created some controversy in the news as it is based on a true story of math professor who was accused of shooting a judge with a crossbow in 2007. It's a fifty-fifty split this week with both local Korean films and international releases find a place in the top ten. However the top three are local hits that have grabbed the lion's share of public interest,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.13 ~ 2012.01.15 2012/01/16, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.01.13 ~ 2012.01.15)
Chris Miller's "Puss in Boots" captured a third of the ticket sales this past weekend to deny "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" a fifth week at the top. With 590,740 admissions, Miller's spin-off from the "Shrek" animated series has started well in Korea and competed with three other animations in this week's top ten,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08 2012/01/09, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.01.06 ~ 2012.01.08)
It has been four weeks at the top now for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and the big budget espionage flick has banked a total of 6,243,796 admissions here in Korea. This past weekend saw it add 477,851 to that as the film continues to be a big crowd pleaser,...More
Lee Min-jung's "Wonderful Radio" Ranks 2nd At Box Office 2012/01/09, Source,
After hitting theatres on January 5th, Lee Min-jung's new movie "Wonderful Radio" has been faring well, ranking in at number two this past weekend.
According to the latest movie statistics on January 9th, "Wonderful Radio" attracted 281,296 people over the weekend of January 6-8, placing them at 2nd. The 1st place spot was taken by the Hollywood blockbuster "Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol", starring Tom Cruise, having attracted 477,851 people over the same period,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01 2012/01/02, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.30 ~ 2012.01.01)
"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is enjoying its third week at the top, and has added 1,013,668 to its total of 5,386,797 admissions. Tom Cruise's latest has silenced any doubts about the series becoming stale as his efforts here have been well received and continue to captivate audiences. The film is looking to pass "Kung Fu Panda 2" and even "Punch" in the top grossing films released in 2011,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25 2011/12/26, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25)
The Christmas weekend in Korea placed "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" at the top with 1,230,676 admissions, holding 34.6% of the total tickets sales with 881 screenings. Tom Cruise's latest film has blasted its way into number nine of the highest grossing films in Korea for 2011 with a total of 3,677,069 admissions. The blockbusters battled it out this weekend but the kids had their say to with a spew of foreign films catching their fancy,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18 2011/12/18, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18)
It's just under a week to go now until Christmas is upon us and without a great Christmas film to capture the spirit Brad Birds "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has stolen the show. This is the latest film in the "Mission Impossible" series and it opened in Korea with a bang, standing head and shoulders above all with 1,079,510 admissions,...More
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