LKFF 2013: Rough Play Movie At A Glance

LKFF 2013: Rough Play Movie At A Glance

LKFF 2013: Rough Play Movie At A Glance Main lead MBLAQ Lee Joon plays as Oh Young who works as an actor, here portraying a troubled character from a script and bringing it to the streets. Image from Hancinema.

Oh Young Shicks directorial masterpiece comes to life with the screenplay written by noneother than Kim Ki Duk in the movie Rough Play. Without a doubt, any Kim Ki-Duk is considered as a ‘namedropping’ success, and ‘Rough Play’ is no different. Poignantly written in his own satirical style, the emotions tugged isn’t your feelings moved like a love story would but sympathy towards the entertainment industry that has been explicated through the scenes, understanding hardship, dilemma, decisions and life. Tragic in its own right, it only resolves our conclusion that no matter how hard we would want to escape the ones who have authorization over you, scenes upon scenes to unveil the worlds most fragile industries.

Rough Play pulls a spiraling sensation for the audience to share the emotions of main lead Lee Joon’s (of boy group MBLAQ, previously played in Wachowski brothers’ ‘Ninja Assassin’) playing as Oh Young who works as an actor, but an idealistic actor. Engrossed with his stage character in the public streets like a disturbed person, he continues to pull attention from passerbys as he recites his lines and gets attached to a female mannequin outside of a building. Later, Oh Young gets scouted by a manager who sees his potential as a big star. In order to be a big star, one has to sacrifice their own ties and feelings in order to get to rise on top. Day after day and power against power comes to his stridewill he accept the chance to rise on top, or will he return to square one to be true to himself?

For those of you who would be skeptical with the main lead, fret not as all stereotypes nor expectations are shatteredLee takes his character in to stupefy audience in a powerful act; also seemingly a reflection of his own, as an entertainer in the entertainment industry and how he, in real life, is filial to his parents (in the movie, whether hes sober or drunk calling to his mother to tell her that he is healthy and will send some money no matter what is the case).

Overall, us audience are to experience and learn the spiraling journey of an actor to be a top-notch actor, portrayal of the honest and dark side to the film industry, Rough Play is filled with emotional performances and much plot intrigue. K-pop heartthrob Lee gives a well-played manic performance as he plays an actor who hits it big time and discovers the corrupted world of the film industry, only to be ceremoniously kicked out back into his humble beginnings. The whirlwind of emotion is powerful enough to make one almost despise the continuity of the film industry’s corruption, but leaves you with just enough hope to believe that not all of it is true. The film gives a pleasant mix of romance, sex, violence, comedy and drama for any audience wanting to be deeply satisfied whilst mentally provoked into participation. View the trailer here.

Korea.com would like to thank the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) for the invitation to LKFF 2013. Dont miss out on the other LKFF 2013 reviews and exclusive news and stay with us for other Korean events and happenings in London!

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Korean movie opening today 2013/11/20 in Korea

Korean movie opening today 2013/11/20 in Korea

Korean movie opening today 2013/11/20 in Korea

"House With A Good View - Voyeuristic Desire" (2013)

Directed by Jin Dal-rae

With Kim Ji-won-II,...

Synopsis

The Secret Love of a man who becomes a woman, starts now.

So-hee has been seeing Tae-woo for a long time. One day, a new man named Eun-hyeok appears in front of her and proposes. So-hee has already promised to marry Tae-woo so she's not easily moved by Eun-hyeok's proposal. She refuses him by saying she loves women more than men and he becomes shocked. He goes under gender transplant to go back to her and becomes a woman named Eun-joo.

Eun-joo moves close to So-hee and Tae-woo's honeymoon house. She watches their life day by day. She plots to take So-hee away from Tae-woo...

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Director and Actor of Movie Hide and Seek Attends LKFF 2013

Director and Actor of Movie Hide and Seek Attends LKFF 2013

Director and Actor of Movie Hide and Seek Attends LKFF 2013

Proudly presented by Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) 2013 makes its continuing annual return to the capital city of the United Kingdom for the span of two weeks. The opening which kicked off on 6 November 2013 for invited guests invites Hide And Seek movie director Huh Jung and actor Son Hyun Joo to town.

Cricital acclaim was received for the low-budget thriller movie that was a complete success in the Korean box office earlier in the summer. Variety cinecritic Maggie Lee amplifies surreptitous details from how the camera snoops around intricately designed interiors, continuously revealing hidden spaces, while lighting plays expertly with creepy silhouettes and glass reflections. The shrill sound mix amplifies even the slightest creak to create the tense atmosphere within the simple vicinity of a rundown social housing and a private and posh apartment.

Produced with a funding which President Park approves of its creativity behind the movie, the movie genre wont disappoint to keep you haunted for the hours and nights passed. HanCinema underlines the fact that with the budget given the movie is its best when examining with this seedy undercurrent of everyday life and psychologically leaving the audience in the theatre restless of our daily surroundings.

The Festival continues until 22 November 2013 to Oxford, Leeds and St Andrews.

Korea.com would like to thank the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) for the invitation to LKFF 2013.

Photo Courtesy  KCCUK

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Upcoming Korean movie

Upcoming Korean movie "Kid Cast Away 2013"

Added the upcoming Korean movie "Kid Cast Away 2013"'s page to HanCinema database

"Kid Cast Away 2013" (1997)

Directed by Won Seong-jin

With Nalie Lee, Jeon Moo-song, Lee Yeong-ha, Seon-woo Eun-sook, Park Seung-ho,...

Synopsis

The rules of the jungle learned in the wild nature of the South Pacific Ocean.

So-yeon, a teenager from a happy home, goes fishing one day with her father in the South Pacific Ocean and faces an accident. She is lost at sea with her pet dog, Happy and ends up in a deserted island. She believes her father will come and save her there and survives in the wilderness of the island. One day, a mass crowd of cannibals appear in the jungle and try to hurt the natives there but So-yeon saves them and they become friends. However, she can't shake off the feeling that someone is watching her...

Will she find out who it is?

Release date in Korea : 2013/11/14

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Korean movie opening today 2013/10/10 in Korea

Korean movie opening today 2013/10/10 in Korea

Korean movie opening today 2013/10/10 in Korea

"Red Vacation Black Wedding 2" (2013)

Directed by Choi Wee-an

With Moon Ji-yeong-I, Kim Jae-rok, Yu Ann,...

Synopsis

The obsession hasn't ended yet, tragedy is created and endless passion has begun.

Hong-chae has never been in a relationship before and she's tired of the man who has been coming into her flower shop everyday for the past 2 years. She's scared of Jeom-dong who shows obsession and one day tells him that she's got a fiance so to stop coming through her co-worker Hae-wook. Jeom-dong stabs her and runs away. A year later, Hong-chae was living a normal life, without a thought about Jeom-dong when she meets him again. This time, he approaches her through her childish mother, Seon-ae, as her boyfriend. He starts showing Crazy Love towards them, desperate and violent...

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