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PARK Chan-wook Chooses KIM Ok-bin

PARK Chan-wook’s next film, BAKJWI [박쥐], finally has a leading lady: KIM Ok-bin [김옥빈]. Fresh off from the shoot of a period action-comedy GIBANG RIOT IN 1724 [1724 기방난동사건], KIM Ok-bin's role in BAKJWI will require her to do a... More »
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Trailer for Korean actioner EYE FOR AN EYE, TOOTH FOR A TOOTH [눈에는 눈 이에는 이] (2008)

HAN Suk-kyu [한석규] vs. CHA Seung-won [차승원]. A relentless cop vs. a brilliant criminal. Directed by KWAK Kyung-taek [곽경택] (Typhoon, Friend) and AHN Kwon-tae [안권태](My Brother), Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth promises to inject much needed life... More »
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LIVE ACTION ROBOT TAEKWON V [로보트 태권V] (2009)

Released in 1976, the original Robot Taekwon V (known as Voltar the Invincible in the U.S.) was the first Korean animated feature film. In 2005, it also became the first Korean film to undergo full digital restoration - a process... More »
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LEE Myung-se’s GAGMAN to screen in New York

For those of you in New York area, a rare opportunity to see LEE Myung-se’s 1988 debut feature Gagman (개그맨) on the big screen: this Thursday (Jan 24), 6:30pm at the ImaginAsian Theater. The admission is free, and all you... More »
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Trailer for Serbian thriller 4th MAN

Serbia moves slowly towards modern genre filmmaking, with director Dejan Zecevic (T.T. Syndrome) being the main force in this movement. His fourth feature film, aptly titled 4th Man (Četvrti čovek), is a contemporary political thriller set in Belgrade, which reflects... More »
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[K-Film Trailer] 200 Pounds Beauty (미녀는 괴로워)

Kim Yong-hwa (김용화), director of the 2003 hit-comedy Oh! Brothers (오! 브라더스), is back with 200 Pounds Beauty (미녀는 괴로워) – a romantic comedy based on Japanese manga by Suzuki Yumiko, “Does Beauty tell your fate or what?” Synopsis:... More »
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[K-Film Weekend Box Office Top Ten] October 27-29, 2006

New Films: The Devil Wears Prada, Traces of Love, Hearty Paws, One Piece. The box office is still in a post-Chuseok lull. For this weekend’s Top Ten, only seven titles made it on the list, as Koreans chose to do... More »
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[K-Film News] A Kim Jee-woon Western?!

Variety reports that Kim Jee-woon (김지운)’s next film will be “an idiosyncratic western set on the plains of Manchuria.” With a tentative title of “The Good, the Bad, and the Weird,” it is scheduled to start shooting in the... More »
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Kabul Express Trailer and Info

“Two Indians, an American, one Afghan, a Pakistani - on a journey together” is the intriguing premise of Kabul Express, a war drama/comedy written and directed by Kabir Khan. Its trailer has one of the best endings I've seen... More »
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[K-Film Weekend Box Office Top Ten] September 29-October 1, 2006

Coming in at #1 of this weekend's Top Ten (er... Top Eight!) is War of Flowers (타짜), based on a popular manhwa by Heo Young-Man (허영만), and directed by Choi Dong-Hoon (최동훈) of The Big Swindle (범죄의 재구성) fame. According... More »
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[K-Film Trailer and Info] Marrying the Mafia 3 (가문의 부활-가문의 영광 3)

The third installment in the popular Marrying the Mafia comedy franchise debuted at the top of this weekend’s box office, with a strong opening result of 1,252,200 admissions. Marrying the Mafia (가문의 영광) was the champion of the 2002... More »
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[K-Film Weekend Box Office Top Ten] September 22-24, 2006

New films: Marrying the Mafia 3 (가문의 부활-가문의 영광 3), The Banquet, Mudori (무도리), and Volver. Marrying the Mafia 3 takes up the top spot in its opening weekend, while Song Hye-Seong’s Our Happy Time - whose new English title... More »
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[K-Film News] Korea’s submission for Oscar: King and the Clown (왕의 남자)

Lee Joon-Ik’s King and the Clown (왕의 남자) will be Korea’s official entry for the foreign-language Oscar. Other two films that were considered were Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host (괴물) and Kim Ki-Duk’s Time (시간). CJ Entertainment America is planning... More »
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[K-Film Trailer and Info] The Fox Family (구미호 가족)

The foxes are coming! Follow the adventures of a family of supernatural 9-tailed foxes, as they struggle to become human! This comedy/horror (but probably not much of a horror) is directed by Lee Hyung-Gon (이형곤), known for his short... More »
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[K-Film Trailer and Info] Our Happy Time (우리들의 행복한 시간)

After Failan (파이란) and Rikidozan (역도산), director Song Hye-Seong’s (송해성) new film is a serious melodrama based on the best-selling book by Kong Ji-Young. Lee Na-Young (이나영), the charming star of Someone Special (아는 여자) and Please Teach Me... More »
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[K-Film Weekend Box Office Top Ten] September 15-17, 2006

New films: Our Happy Time (우리들의 행복한 시간) and The Puzzle (두뇌유희프로젝트, 퍼즐). Ranking / Title [country] - Seoul weekend admissions (Total national admissions): 1. Our Happy Time (우리들의 행복한 시간) [Korea] - 297,800 (1,204,400) 2. The Puzzle (두뇌유희프로젝트, 퍼즐)... More »
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[K-Film Weekend Box Office Top Ten] September 8-10, 2006

New films: Between Love and Hate (연애, 그 참을 수 없는 가벼움), Riverbank Legends (뚝방전설), The Sentinel, and United 93. After spending its opening weekend at the top of the Korean box office, and ranking as the second-highest opening for... More »
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[K-Film Box Weekend Box Office Top Ten] September 1-3, 2006

New films: Shinji Higuchi’s The Sinking of Japan (taking away the top spot from The Host), Like a Virgin (천하장사 마돈나), Hong Sang-Soo’s Woman on the Beach (해변의 여인), and The Lake House. Ranking / Title [country] - Seoul weekend... More »
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[K-Film Trailer and Info] Radio Star (라디오스타)

How do you follow up a successful film like The King and The Clown (왕의 남자)? With a comedy about a rock star and his manager, of course, and this is exactly what director Lee Joon-Ik (이준익) has done.... More »
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Like A Virgin (천하장사 마돈나) Trailer and Info

So here’s another typical Korean coming-of-age story, in which an overweight high school kid (played by Ryu Deok-Hwan (류덕환)), feels like a woman trapped in a man’s body, and wants to earn enough for a sex change operation. The... More »
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