Eun-hyeok (Baek Seong-hyeon) and his gang know nothing but to use their fists and they are always in a fist fight with the ethnic Koreans, Gil-nam (Kim Joo-yeong) and his gang who are flapping their wings in their territory. Eun-hyeok meets Ching-ching (Jung Joo-yeon) an ethnic Korean who came to Korea to be a singer and falls for her. At the sight of her purity he thinks about his pas and doubts the fights with the other gang. Meanwhile, a case involving Yoon-sik and a wicked moneylender caused relationships with the ethnics to rise to the peaks and Ching-ching is in trouble as she might be used to entertain guests in return for becoming a singer...
Best Korean Comedy Movies 2012
Actress Yoon Jin-seo and director Chung Ji-young set out on a journey to diagnose upcoming Korean cinema's future. They meet with and listen to many industry professionals, reading various tensions in their talks. The work derails the conventions of documentary filmmaking. It pauses at times on upcoming Korean cinema's long and winding road, freely interweaving personal spheres and public discourses, there by fashioning itself a history travelogue written not from the perspective of an outsider but on the basis of' our'people's experiences. Its inherent upcoming Koreanness becomes clear when subtle conflicts between Yoon and Chung are exposed. What approaches they take, and what stories they want to listen to are as different as what stances they take. As the film goes on, differences between the two turn out to be a piece of history. The director grows hopeful about the new generation's passion; the actress is optimistic about learning what a film and documentary are. Ari Ari the upcoming Korean Cinema is a straight forward film that reveals the self-reflective aspects of upcoming Korean cinema in the context of both form and content. (LEE Seungmin)
Art student Jeong-hwa (Seo Woo) is moving to a smaller apartment by her school when she trips and falls, breaking a small statue on a box. She bends over to pick up the pieces and notices an amulet the shape of a queer mask and decides to use it for her exhibit assignment. After she moves she hears a weird knocking sound next door. She can't sleep because of the knocking sound every midnight and starts sketching the amulet. One night, Jeong-hwa comes home late and runs into a strange woman with long tangly hair and barefoot in front of the elevator. She gets off without a word and starts knocking next door. Jeong-hwa is terrified, what is going to happen to her?
11 months later, Ji-gu is informed that his grandfather has passed away. After the funeral, his teacher tracks down Ji-gu's mom, who Ji-gu thought was dead but in fact had ran away from home after giving birth to Ji-gu at age 17. Ji-gu is simply shocked to realize that he has a mother. But after he gets discharged from the juvenile reformatory, he and his young mother try to make up with each other for their time lost. Ji-gu starts off living together with his mother with high expectations, but he soon realizes that his mother is much too young just like himself and he comes to understand why she had to leave him right after giving birth. But when Ji-gu falls into a similar situation with his girlfriend, his mother who he thought would understand is appalled at the news which creates a conflict between the two.
This movie is based on the true story of Kim Woo-soo, an orphan who lived in a tiny one-room with his tiny salary earned from delivering Chinese food in iron bags, supporting children who were in more need than he was but unfortunately passed away in a car accident in 2009. Choi Soo-jong returns with a movie for the first time in 18 years.
In 1985, Jong-tae Kim was illegally kidnapped in front of his wife and children and forcefully imprisoned by agents in the Namyoung area. And savage torture began.
Director Jeong Byeong-gil made his debut with action documentary "Action Boys" (2008), a film about stunt men who dream of becoming action stars. He is now moving onto feature films for the first time. This action thriller, with his stable performance, Jeong Jae- yeong takes on the roll of detective Choi Hyung-gu and popular TV drama star Park Si-hoo plays Lee Du-seok. After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated Lee's murders 15 years ago starts the chase once again and Han Ji-soo, who lost her daughter to Lee, pledges vengeance. Meanwhile, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer. The key here is how well the story juggles the truth and how solid the description of the characters' tangled relationships is. The film began production in January, and is scheduled to be released during the second half of the year.
A story about a three-part family with lots of stories to tell and the first episode of the '3 life parts' that is completed henceforth.This is all thanks to good actors and actresses like Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Ji-young and others. Kim Ji-young is an inspiration herself. The word 'discovery' is not an understatement.
Chulwoo, an editor of company newspaper is ordered to lay off a woman colleague. She gets outraged with unfair dismissal and declares a strike with other co-workers. With the due date of newspaper coming up, Chulwoo tries to convince people on strike to stop. Meanwhile Chulwoo's pregnant wife goes into labor while doing community service at a kindergarten. He throws away his work and runs to the hospital.
Best known for his low-budget hits "Father is a Dog" and "Mother Is a Whore", Berkeley graduate Lee Sang-woo-IV directed this remarkable 'big picture' with almost $100,000, a family drama that takes an unflinching look at Korea's image as baby exportation center for the world. Its allegory-like drama is heightened by breathtaking performances by popular young actor Lee Cheon-hee, who plays a bastard-like uncle, and the two sister actresses, Kim Sae-ron and Kim Ah-ron.
Stas is the third generation of Korean-Uzbek, who were deported from the Far East of the Soviet Union under Stalin. He and his three friendsKasoy, Shin and Said- try heroin for the first time while they hang out together. But then, Kasoy got killed by the gang. After 6 years, they still cannot overcome from drugs and Said commits sweet suicide by overdose. Stas, also a drug addict, spends days and nights to be born again off the drugs. After facing He leaves his job as a police detective and takes SHINs advice to go to South Korea, where bright future is guaranteed. Can this be Hanaan for him, a Land of Promise?
At a stage in Japan, there is a collaboration between Asian star Romeo and Min-jeong the Queen of gayo. A woman who doesn't look like the stage-type looks around the performance hall and goes into Romeo's waiting room. Min-jeong's friend who studied fashion and design in America returns in 15 years doesn't recognize the star Romeo and asks for Min-jeong's waiting room. Romeo feels attracted to her but Ara only thinks about Muse. Scandal maker Susie appears between them and plots something big for her comeback...
"Dangerous Liaisons" (2012)
Chan-young (Kang Ye-won), a young journalist, is sent to investigate a village which has supposedly been possessed by demons. The incidents taking place have been so strange and terrifying that local shamans and other religious leaders have simply given up, abandoning the town. But upon her arrival, Chan-young discovers that an all-star team of supernaturally-inclined heroes has assembled to rid the village of evil. This team includes Mr. PARK the exorcist (Kim Soo-ro), Shi-min the monk, Wol-gwang the clairvoyant, Seung-hee the tarot master, and Seok-hyeon, an engineer (Lee Je-hoon). Chan-young follows the heroes as they prepare for an epic battle against the village's evil forces.
Director Sin Jeong-won is known as a master of the comedic horror or black comedy film. Aside from making a number of festival appearances, his first two features -- "Sisily 2km" (2004) and "Chaw" (2008) -- each took in well over a million admissions at the domestic box office. "Ghost Sweepers" will be his third feature.
Will superhero flicks be possible in Korea? "Ghost Sweepers" is the Korean version of Hollywood's superhero movies. Setting of this fantasy story is a village possessed by demons. Mysterious accidents continue and 5 fortune tellers from across the country come together to perform an exorcism and keep out the evil spirit; Mr. PARK the exorcist, Shimin the monk, Wol-gwang the boy who can see the future, Seung-hee the tarot master, and Seok-hyeon an engineer. Like in the American TV show "Heroes", they get together for an incident and showcase their abilities. This is Sin Jeong-won's third movie after ghost tale "Sisily 2km", and black comedy "Chaw". He intends to create an atmosphere of horror through creativity and style instead of relying on massive budget. In addition to being a black comedy, which SHIN is well-known for, the film will also have the element of adventure, a la "Indiana Jones" series.
A commoner becoming the king is a theme that's all too familiar to us. The story was told in the well-known fable 'The Prince and The Pauper and this film takes the idea from that and takes it to the 16th- century Joseon Dynasty. The king is the tragic historic figure of Kwanghae. The commoner who becomes the King realizes just what it takes to be a good king. Although the premise may feel like it's based on real events in history, but the film is a work of fiction. Lee Byeong-Heon plays both the king and the commoner and it's his first role in a historical drama since his debut. His queen, who loves her king despite realizing that he's a fake, is played by Han Hyo-joo who showed great potential in "Always". The movie is directed by Choo Chang-min whose other works include "Mapado" and "Lost in Love" and the writer Hwang Jo-yoon co-wrote "Old Boy".
An omnibus movie created by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to increase the nation's interest in low birth rates. The four-part story tells us the reality of our society.
For her sister who is in 'false marriage' captivity, Jeong-eun has to half-forcefully convince Gi-seok and pretend she was her sister and his wife but the evidence isn't enough. Just them, Jeong-eun recommends taking a video as if they were a loving couple. Gi-seok also idly agreed to it thinking about getting it over with since she was his sister-in-law. For perfect evidence they even make an intimate 'S' video but unlike their thoughts the video goes through some trouble
A solitary man who grew up as an orphan works as a cruel loan shark. A mysterious woman claims to be his mother and he finds himeself becoming attached to her only to realize her extreme yet sad movie.
Sun-joo is busy for preparing her upcoming wedding. But her fiance Ji-hoon plans to go on a business trip with a beautiful writer So-ra who turns out to be Sun-joo's best friend once before. With all the doubts and jealousy she lies to So-ra and accompanies her in place of Ji-hoon. But on their way she realizes that the memory about their dearly friend Yeo-eun who died in a tragic accident are quite different. What really happened to them? Can they reveal the untold truth? Can they unleash their festering wounds?