Sung-geun is an untalented actor who makes a living playing minor roles. He happens to land on the role as Kim Il-sung, the former leader of North Korea, for the rehearsal of the South-North Korea Summit. Sung-geun becomes passionately immersed in his role, motivated by his son who looks up to him. However, the summit is not realized, and Sung-geun ends up lost in the delusion that he really is Kim Il-sung.
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Time Renegades / Siganitalja (2016) Jae-Yong Kwak, Su-jeong Lim, Jung-suk Jo, Jin-wook Lee, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
In 1983, high school teacher Ji-hwan is attacked by a pickpocket. In 2015, homicide detective Gun-woo is shot during a chase and loses consciousness. Both men are taken to the same hospital in different time periods, and both their hearts stop and miraculously start again at the same time. A mysterious force binds them together, allowing them to see through each other’s lives in their dreams. Soon realizing that the women they love strikingly resembles each other and that they are in fatal danger, the two men must team up to trace the past and change her destiny.
The Silenced (2015) Hae-young Lee, Bo-yeong Park, So-dam Park, Ji-won Uhm, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sickly girl Ju-ran transfers to a new sanitorium boarding school to regain health. But she discovers that students are disappearing and notices abnormal changes happening to her body. She suspects the school for what’s happening and tries to discover what secret is hidden.
I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK / Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a (2006) Chan-wook Park, Su-jeong Lim, Rain, Hie-jin Choi, Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a mental institution, Young-goon believes she is a cyborg and refuses to eat, ‘charging’ herself with a transistor radio. One day she sees Il-soon, who has the ability to steal habits and characteristics from people, playing ping pong in a mask. Charmed by this off-beat character, she and Il-soon become fast friends. But when she faints from the lack of food and becomes delusional, Il-soon must find a way to get her eating again.
An old couple who has a son and six daughters launch a journey to visit them around the nation as the seven children live throughout the country. During the nation-wide travel, they witness the modernization of Korea and feel satisfied with the children contributing to the national modernization directly or indirectly.
Alice: Boy from Wonderland (2015) Eunhee Huh, Jong-hyeon Hong, So-Min Jung, Yeon-joo Jung, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Horror
Hye-Joong (Jung So-Min) can’t remember anything before the age of 4. Every night she experiences terrible nightmares. Unable to cope with the nightmares anymore, she heeds the advice of a shaman and goes back to the villa where her family stayed 24 years ago. The villa is now known as “Wonderland.” There, she meets Hwan (Hong Jong-Hyun), Soo-Ryun (Jung Yeon-Joo) and a white rabbit. During the next 15 days, Hye-Joong has to find something that is missing. If she succeeds her nightmares will stop.
Empire of Lust / Sun-Su-Ui-Si-Dae (2015) Sang-hoon Ahn, Hyuk Jang, Ha-kyun Shin, Kang Ha-Neul, Action, Drama, Romance
Set in 1398. Kim Min-Jae (Shin Ha-Kyun) is the supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty. He falls in love for the first time and for that woman he takes risks. Yi Bang-Won (Jang Hyuk) is the King’s son. He helped his father setup the Joseon Dynasty era, but he was not picked as the Crown Prince. He still holds ambitions of becoming the King one day. Jin (Kang Ha-Neul) is Kim Min-Jae’s son and the King’s son-in-law. Due to his position as the King’s son-in-law, he is unable to take part in politics and only seeks out pleasure.
Since their parents’ death in a car accident, Jang-Woo (Joo Won) has taken care of his younger teen sister, Eun-Ji (Ryoo Hye-Young). He watches over her almost too protectively. One night, Jang-Woo goes out and when he returns he finds Eun-Ji missing. Later, Jang-Woo notices a suspicious fellow lurking in the background. He gives chase.
Inside Men: The Original / Nae-bu-ja-deul (2015) Min-ho Woo, Byung-hun Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lee Kang-hee is an editorialist of a influential newspaper in South Korea. With the power of the press, he makes the congressman Jang Pil-woo to one of the candidates of the next presidential election. That is the result of a secret deal between Lee and Ahn Sang-goo, a political henchman of Jang Pil-woo. But Ahn makes an almost fatal error, when he gets caught pocketing the record on the Jang’s slush fund. The prosecutor Woo Jang-hoon is about to investigate and becomes absolutely determined, because the case would help him making big steps in his career. Ahn gets in real trouble, when he gets dropped by Jang and should have been killed, but is able to flee. Now a bitter war starts between one who is lusting for power, the one who wants vengeance and the one who is eager for success.
In revenge for her husband’s infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband’s efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, Mi-huen gradually finds happiness and satisfaction in the affair and decides to turn her back on her quiet life.