Tag Archives: Korean

Banchikwang / The Foul King (2000) Jee-woon Kim, Sang-Myeon Park, Kang-ho Song, Ho-kyung Go, Comedy, Sport

Banchikwang (Kim Ji-woon, 2000)
Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager’s frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can’t get out of a headlock. He finds a local wrestling trainer and through a series of events eventually starts to train. He is slowly transformed as he begins his second job as the cheating villain wrestler known as the Foul King. He starts to stand up for himself in odd ways that are not really in his own best interest. Events get out of hand as conflicting influences come together.

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Tabloid Truth (2014) Kwang-shik Kim, Jin-yeong Jeong, Eui-sung Kim, Kang-woo Kim, Crime, Thriller

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A promising young actress takes her own life after a scandal erupts over her relationship with a married politician. Woo-gun, the actress’ long-time devoted manager who dedicated everything to building her career, initiates vengeful investigation to expose the sources of the malicious rumor. With help from a reporter friend, Woo-gun breaks into rag trade, and as he delves deeper into the case he is shocked to find a nasty conspiracy tangling politics, business, and the entertainment industry together in a nefarious web of lies.

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Venus Talk (2013) Chil-in Kwon, Jeong-hwa Eom, So-ri Moon, Min-soo Jo, Drama, Romance, Comedy

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“Venus Talk” follows three female friends who are all in their 40’s.
Shin-Hye (Uhm Jung-Hwa) works as a producer for a cable TV station and she is still single. She hears that Director Lee (Choi Moo-Sung) will marry her junior colleague who is only 26-years-old. Shin-Hye gets pissed, because they dated for 6 years and she even supported him before his promotion to a director. Shin-Hye and some of her co-workers meet afterwork for drinks. A loud argument takes place with everybody but Shin-Hye and her younger colleague Hyun-Seung (Lee Jae-Yoon) left to drink alone. They end up spending the night at a motel. Shin-Hye looks back at that night as a one night stand, but Hyun-Seung thinks about it differently.
Mi-Yeon (Moon So-Ri) is a housewife who at first seems content with her life. Before she married Jae-Ho (Lee Sung-Min), she stipulated that they should have sex 3 times a week. Jae-Ho finds it harder and harder to satisfy his wife. One day, Mi-Yeon finds something hidden in Jae-Ho’s desk.
Hae-Young (Jo Min-Su) lives with her twenty-something year old daughter Soo-Jung (Jeon Hye-Jin) and runs a small bakery cafe. She is dating Sung-Jae (Lee Kyoung-Young) who runs a carpentry shop. Hae-Young wants to spend more time with her boyfriend and pushes her daughter to either marry or become more independent. Her daughter refuses because of her poor financial situation. Things change though when her daughter becomes pregnant and marries her boyfriend. Finally, Hae-Young can have some privacy with her boyfriend.

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Another Family (2013) Tae-yun Kim, Gyu-ri Kim, Cheol-min Park, Drama

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Based on a true story about Hwang Yoo-mi who died of leukemia while working in a semiconductor factory. When the eldest daughter of the family Yoon-mi (Lee Cho-hee) dies while working in the biggest semiconductor factory in the country, the father Sang-gu (Park Cheol-min) suspects the factory had something to do with it.

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Monster (2014) In-ho Hwang, Min-ki Lee, Go-eun Kim, Seo-Hyeon Ahn, Action, Thriller

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Bok-Soon (KIM Go-Eun) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the ‘psycho bitch’ in her neighborhood. Bok-Soon’s relatively peaceful life with her sister is disrupted when they cross paths with a serial killer named Tae-Soo (LEE Min-Ki). Tae-Soo kills Bok-Soon’s sister because she may have stumbled upon the truth of his murderous lifestyle. Bok-Soon’s rage consumes her completely, leading her to plot her revenge on Tae Soo. Meanwhile, Tae-Soo vows to tie up his only loose end-Bok-Soon. Bok-Soon’s descent into revenge and electrifying struggle with Tae-Soo culminates in a riveting conclusion. Who will emerge alive: hot-blooded Bok-Soon or cold-hearted Tae-Soo?

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Lee Jae-sueui nan / The Uprising (1999) Kwang-su Park, Eun-ha Shim, Jung-jae Lee, Gye-nam Myeong, Drama

Lee Jae-sueui nan AKA The Uprising (1999)
In the late 19th century Catholicism was gaining a foothold on Jeju island, much to the horror of the Confucian community, who were seeing their influence diminishing as well as getting increased taxes from Catholic-friendly government officers. The conflict became a religious war that resulted in a rebel Confucian army massacring hundreds of Christians in little more than a matter of days. The Uprising details the events leading up to the assault, focusing on the story of Yi Jae-su, the young man destined to become the leader of the rebel army.

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