Old-fashioned Soon-yi marries into a family in the country without love. But when her husband abandons her by enlisting into the Vietnam war, she wants to show that she is capable of loving him. She uses her vocal talent to join a band heading there and sings for the restless soldiers in hopes of meeting her husband while on tour.
[HanCinema's Film Review] Returning to the Sunny side of Love. 2013/07/27,
Korean films are particularly intrigued by the tragic tests time and memory can place on love. This fascination extends across genres and the results are often not the Hollywood fairy tale viewers might come to expect. We see this in recent films like "The Servant", where Choon-hyang (Korea's 'Juliet' played by Jo Yeo-jung) suffers a devasting physical trauma that leaves her mentally and emotionally incapacitated, no longer able to remember the love and passion she once had for her forbidden lover Bang-ja (Kim Joo-hyuk). In Park Chan-wook's cult classic "Old Boy" Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is confronted with an impossible decision at the end, one that cruelly pits the love for his daughter against his own sanity. (I think it will be highly interesting to see how Spike Lee's version of the story's ending differs to Park's). There are other examples of how time and love collide in Korea cinema, often with truly memorable results, and recently I returned to one of the most successful dramas in recent years: Kang Hyeong-cheol's "Sunny - 2010",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02 2011/10/02, Source, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.09.30 ~ 2011.10.02)Hwang Dong-hyuk's "Silenced" has been causing quite a stir with the public since its release late last month. The film has ignited outrage from the public as this true story raises questions into the serial rape of disabled students that started back in 2000 at a school outside the capital (news for those stories are here). "Silenced" earned 911,179 admissions this past weekend, putting it on total of 2,501,300 as it once again secures the number one position,...More
Jung Kyung-ho meets 500 fans in Japan on Sunday 2010/08/09, Source,
Korean actor Jung Kyung-ho at his first fan meeting in Tokyo, Japan [N.O.A. Entertainment]
Korean actor Jung Kyung-ho held his first-ever fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, meeting with some 500 fans at the event, according to his agency N.O.A Entertainment on Monday.
A press release from N.O.A. announced that the actor held the event titled "Jung Kyung-ho 1st Fanmeeting in Tokyo" at the IMA Hall on August 8, where he sang "Special Person" from the soundtrack for hit TV series "Sorry, I Love You" and made red bean-paste ice flakes for his fans,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Jung Kyung-ho - Part 1 2010/06/30, Source, Jung Kyung-ho [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
The first time 10Asia attempted to conduct an interview with Jung Kyung-ho was actually around the time SBS TV series "Smile, Love" was ending its run. Through the role of playing a hard-working and timid Kang Hyun-soo in "Smile, Love", it seemed that Jeong had come full circle on playing the type of characters that he often had in his previous works -- happy, handsome characters who appeared to have no particular problems but had a certain something that could not be easily fulfilled. Even the fictional couple in "Smile, Love" -- Hyun-soo and Jung-in (played by Lee Min-jung) -- were hugely adored by viewers. But at the time, he needed a break more than an interview and it was pushed back to a later date. At the present time, Jung Kyung-ho may be less "hot" than he was back then. But seeing him choose KBS' "Drama Special - The Great Kye Choon-bin" after he gained stardom through "Smile, Love", there are even more things 10Asia wants to know about him. Below is what we found out about the actor. 10: It has been quite a while since we saw you in SBS TV series "Smile, Love".,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Jung Kyung-ho - Part 2 2010/06/30, Source, Jung Kyung-ho [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: So what do you think actor Jung Kyung-ho is capable of showing? Jung Kyung-ho (Jeong): I hate being depressed, it is just my nature. I try to be cheerful and I think there are some people who see it as a good thing. 10: Do you want to keep doing something you're good at or do you want to start showing some changes little by little? Jeong: Right now, I just want to work on a good story with a good director and cast. That's what I enjoy. 10: Since you use the word ‘good’ a lot, what do you think that is? For example, what exactly is a good director in an actor’s point of view? ,...More
An American branch office ( Head Chief: Hee-Seon Seo )of Korea Culture & Contents Agency has conducted education three times (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for 4 weeks from November 3rd to 24th to,...More
Korean Film Festival Tours China 2008/11/19, Source, A Korean Film Festival will be held across China this month, bringing 12 Korean features to three major Chinese cities – Beijing (Nov. 14-19), Shanghai (Nov. 16-21) and Kunnming (Nov. 25-28).
The event, organized by the Korean Film Council, China's state film authorities, and the Shanghai Inter,...More
BUSAN _ The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday evening with the world premiere of "The Gift to Stalin" in this southern port city. It is Asia's largest cinema event, featuring a record number of 315 films from 60 countries inc,...More
One of Suncheon's claims to fame is a set used for the filming of the drama "Love and Ambition", a soap opera that ran on SBS in 2006. As a matter of fact, the set has been labeled the "Love and Ambition Set" on some signs around town. I also used to be able,...More
The movie theater always provides escapism, and can be a haven ― air-conditioned and entertaining ― from the sultry summer heat. But don't hide from the sun ― why not enjoy a break filled with cinema,...More
Korean Films Nab 47.7% Market Share 2008/08/06, Source, According to CJ CGV's July report, Korean movies posted 47.4% of the market share, up 22.2% from the previous month.
Korean films hit rock bottom in terms of market share in May, posting 7.8%. However, CJ CGV attributed the recent market share hike to the the release of much-anticipated summer bloc,...More
Korean Movies' Popularity Rebounds This Summer 2008/08/06, Source, The number of movie-goers in July jumped more than 21 percent compared to the previous month to 17-and-a-half million.
Korean movies in particular accounted for half of total screenings nationwide last weekend.
That's a rebound from their record low of 7 percent in May.
Korean-style Western movie,...More
"200 Pounds Beauty" is a case in point. It deals with plastic surgery, but it is deeply rooted in the romantic comedy tradition in which,...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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