Formerly known as "Secret Agent"
Crank in : 2015/10/22
Crank up : 2016/03/31
Based on the history of Organization of Righteous Bravery, a part of the armed independence movement during Korea under Japanese rule.
Song Kang-ho has an accumulated attendance of 100 million 2017/08/14, Source, Song Kang-ho is the creme of the crop in the Korean movie industry.
The film "A Taxi Driver", which surpassed 8 million viewers in 13 days and stands at the threshold of the first 10 million film in 2017, depicts the painful history of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. It resonates with the audience with its thoughtful directing and story that touches the painful past. Above all, the reason why this movie was able to stay fast in the minds and hearts of audiences is the perfect performance of lead actor Song Kang-ho,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/04/09,
Samsung leads the way in screen technology and innovation with their new "Cinema Screen", KoBiz explores the Joseon Dynasty through the films of Song Kang-ho, listen to a podcast review of Shin Sang-ok's "Mother and a Guest", and this infographic from KoBiz shows the K-pop stars that have appeared on the silver screen,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/03/12,
Netflix scoops up an exciting Joseon zombie series, read Pierce Conran's review of "A Single Rider" on Modern Korean Cinema, KoBiz examines Korean filmgoer's shift in viewing habits, and know the real independence fighters behind their cinematic counterparts,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/01/28,
KoBiz's latest infographic shows directors who have returned after a lengthy hiatus, the Korean press select "The Wailing" as the best film of 2016, Na Hong-jin's latest to be adapted by Scott Free Productions, and Movie Pilot has ten films to introduce you to Korean cinema,...More
Movie Audiences Dwindle for 1st Time in 7 Years 2017/01/20, Source,
Movie audiences have dwindled for the first time in seven years. The number of moviegoers hit 200 million for the first time in 2013 and had been rising steadily since, but the Korean Film Council on Thursday said they dwindled by 280,000 last year to 217 million,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2017/01/07,
Variety reports on South Korea's box office figures for 2016, film critic Pierce Conran (Modern Korean Cinema) picks his top 15 film for last year, enjoy classic Korean films thanks to new Blu-rays and KOFA's VOD service, and read professional reviews of Korean films released in 2016 with Darcy Paquet and Kyu Hyun Kim,...More
[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Film - And the Winner Is... 2016/12/26,
Welcome to the final week of the First Annual HanCinema Awards. After two weeks of voting, the first of the results are in! HanCinema thanks all of you readers for joining in and making this successful! We couldn't have done it without you, so enjoy all these fine gentlemen of Korean cinema.,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/12/25,
K-music films are on the rise, The Korea Times looks back at Gong Yoo's amazing year on the silver screen, Park Chan-wook voted among the top directors of the year in America, and KoBiz's latest infographic reveals how local films fared at the box office in 2016,...More
[USA] "Train to Busan"debuts on Digital December 13 and Blu-ray & DVD January 17 2016/11/17,
"... an intense and intimate thrill ride ..." ~ Kristy Puchko, NERDIST "In the manner of the most enjoyable horror pictures, every time you think things can't get worse, they do". ~ Rene Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD "The most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero's and Danny Boyle's work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever". ~ Brian Tallerico, ROGEREBERT.COM "Train to Busan" Debuting on Digital December 13 On Blu-ray™ & DVD January 17,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/11/12,
The Hollywood Reporter reveals the nominees for the upcoming Blue Dragon Film Awards, get an inside look at North Korea's dream machine like never before, Screen Daily takes a look at the highest-grossing Korean film of the year, and actor Yoo Hae-jin takes the lead in his biggest film to date,...More
[USA] 14th Annual New York Korean Film Festival begins November 11 2016/11/06, Source,
The 14th Annual New York Korean Film Festival Announces Lineup for November 11th to November 13th, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image The Korea Society's New York Korean Film Festival returns to New York City's Museum of the Moving Image on November 11 to 13 for its yearly celebration of the best in Korean cinema.,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016/10/31,
Marvel's "Doctor Strange" arrives and thrives
Marvel's fourteenth film, "Doctor Strange", arrived last Wednesday and shot straight to the top of the chart by capturing 63.4% of the box office pie. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, had a massive 1,500 screens from which to pool and attracted 1.6 million admissions ($12.9 million) to dislodged Lee Gye-byeok's comedy drama "Luck.Key" as the country's film of choice,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/10/16,
Asian Film Festival puts the best that BIFF has to offer in the spotlight, KOBIZ's latest infographic highlights the top indie films of 2016, Variety sits down with BIFF's director to talk about the turmoil, and Variety explores the challenges of crowdfunding in Korea,...More
[Interview] Kim Jee-woon with The Lady Miz Diva 2016/10/15, Source,
In the 5 years since our last chat with Director Kim Jee-woon, he made a full-fledged Hollywood film and then returned to South Korea to create his latest box office smash, "The Age of Shadows". Director Kim spoke with me about his spy thriller, based on real events during the Japanese occupation of Korea, as it premiered in New York City as part of Korean Movie Night.
We talked about his 20-year collaboration with acting legend Song Kang-ho, Oscar consideration, the influence of John Cassavetes and James Coburn, and he revealed the name of the lead actor for his long-awaited adaptation of "Jin-Roh" (Titled "Inrang"). Oh, and his leading lady, Han Ji-min, makes a cute cameo.,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.10.07 ~ 2016.10.09 2016/10/10,
Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine" and "Breathe" trump "The City of Madness"...
It's been weeks since a foreign film topped the charts in Korea, but after entering the fray in second place last week, Tim Burton's dark fantasy drama, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (starring Eva Green), managed to top the charts with 660,702 admissions (35.3%). Last weekend, Burton's latest, which is based on Ransom Riggs' 2011 novel of the same name, entered in second place with 23.5% of the sales from 810 screens, but an increase in screens to just under 900 helped propel the film to the top as its total tally in Korea moves to 1.9 million ($14.6 million),...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/10/09,
Korea Portal explores why Kim Jee-woon's latest film is a unique addition to his filmography, Slash Film flags two South Korean films from the recently concluded Fantastic Fest in Austin, Pierce Conran tracks the appearance of trains in modern Korean cinema, and catch all the winners from the 2016 edition of the DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival,...More
[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets 2016/10/01,
Pierce Conran goes through the impressive lineup for the 11th London Korean Film Festival, NPR looks at the fascinating history behind Korea's first cinema couple, KOBIZ reveals the country's favourite films over Chuseok in their latest infographic, and the Los Angeles Times reviews Korea's official Oscar submission: "The Age of Shadows",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Age of Shadows" 2016/09/10,
The time is 1923. Jeong-chool (played by Song Kang-ho) is a Korean man turned Japanese crimefighter. Unlucky for him, the main criminals the Japanese are chasing happen to be nationalist Korean terrorists, led by Woo-jin (played by Gong Yoo). Oddly enough Gye-soon (played by Han Ji-min) is the more identifiable leader, less because she's important and more because as the token woman Gye-soon stands out more obviously. Ditto the foreign guy, who has few lines and even less apparent motivation but who's noticeable because everyone has to talk to him in English,...More
Gong Yoo rocks vintage styles 2016/04/23, Source,
Actor Gong Yoo fluanted his machismo.
Esquire revealed his pictorial images on the magazine's official Facebook on April 23rd. His styles are unique in the revealed images. Gong Yoo matched a pair of beige pants to the vintage shirts. He pulled off the vintage styles perfectly,...More
Gong Yoo, the warmhearted urban man smiles in pink sweater 2016/02/11, Source,
Actor Gong Yoo presented a standard about what a ttadonam, a warmhearted urban man, should be like. Showbox posted Gong Yoo's image on their official Facebook on February 11th. In the photo, he shows off his fashionista side in the hot pink sweater matched with a pair of black jeans.
The posting also informed about a surprise event for his fans. It was about a surprise fan meeting that Gong Yoo decided to have on that day. While his new movie, "A Man and A Woman" is opening soon. Gong Yoo revealed his excitement with the bright smile,...More
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