Tag Archives: Korean

Scenery / Pung-gyeong (2013) Lu Zhang, Documentary

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The film asks fourteen foreigners who had left their hometown and came to Korea, “Which dream remains in your memory the most in Korea?” They visit their hometown, dance with loved ones, and meet their lost families in their dreams. How would the scenery of Korea reflect in their dreams?

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The Treacherous (2015) [Director’s Cut] Kyu-dong Min, Ji-hun Ju, Kang-woo Kim, Ho-jin Chun, Drama

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Prince Yeonsan (Kim Kang-Woo) becomes engulfed with insanity as he kills those responsible for his mother’s death. He appoints his longtime friend Im Soong-Jae (Ju Ji-Hoon) and his father to the position of retainer. They are then ordered to round up beautiful women from all parts of the country to pleasure Prince Yeonsan. Women are taken regardless of their marriage status or social class, which causes widespread anger.

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My Sassy Girl (2001) Jae-young Kwak, Tae-hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl’s abuses.

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My Dictator / Na-eui dok-jae-ja (2014) Hae-jun Lee, Kyung-gu Sol, Hae-il Park, Je-mun Yun, Drama

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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