KM202003AshfallResize

Ashfall

(백두산)
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Ashfall, which charts the efforts to contain the chaos following a volcanic eruption, is directed by the award-winning South Korean screenwriter and director Lee Hye-jun (Castaway on the Moon, My Dictator) who made a name for himself with the coming-of-age drama Like a Virgin. The film stars Korean-American Don Lee (Train to Busan, The Outlaws), Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds), actress and singer Bae Su-zy (While You Were Sleeping, Vagabond) and Lee Byung-hun (Keys to the Heart, The Fortress).

 

An unexpected eruption of Korea’s highest volcano, which sits on the Chinese-North Korean border, leaves the Korean peninsula in total chaos. When the seismologist Bong-rae (Don Lee) proposes measures to stop further eruptions, In-chang (Ha), a member of Korea’s Special Forces squad, is given one last mission before returning home to his wife Ji-young (Bae). In-chang must seek out and join hands with a rogue North Korean elite office Jun-pyong (Lee Byung-hun) in order to stop the imminent devastation of the peninsula.

 

 
Cast:

Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Don Lee, Jeon Hye-jin, Bae Su-zy

Director: Lee Hye-jun
Duration (min) :

128 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action
Language: Korean 
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KM202002TheDivineMove2TheWrathfulResize

The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful

(신의 한 수: 귀수편)
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:

This beautifully lensed actioner is the sequel to 2014’s box office hit The Divine Move about high-stakes gambling in Korea. It is directed by producer and writer Khan Lee (Dream Flight, Tonight Nobody Goes Home) and stars Kwon Sang-woo (My Tutor Friend, The Accidental Detective) and Kim Sung-kyun (Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, The Witness).

 

In the 1990s as fever for the strategic board game Go sweeps Korea, Gui-su (Kwon) ends up on the street after his father’s gambling causes the family to lose everything. All alone in the world, Gui-su meets a mentor and Go teacher Il-do (Kim) and undergoes tough and intensive training in order to become a Go grandmaster. He faces off against grandmasters from all over the country while setting out for revenge on the world that destroyed his life. However, Gui-su soon finds himself chased by an unknown loner…

 

 
Cast:

Kwon Sang-woo, Kim Hie-won, Kim Sung-kyun, Heo Sung-tae

Woo Do-hwan

Director: Khan Lee
Duration (min) :

106 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: Korean 
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KM202001CrazyRomanceResize

Crazy Romance

(가장 보통의 연애)
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Following several critically-acclaimed short films (Make Peace, Chatter, A Perfect Sight), Crazy Romance marks the feature film debut for director Kim Han-kyul. The romantic tale of two totally ordinary people who meet after breaking up with someone else the film stars the acting talents of Korea’s leading man Kim Rae-won (My Little Bride, Mr. Socrates, Gangnam Blues) and the queen of romantic comedies Kong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush, Missing).

 

Jae-hoon (Kim), whose heart has been broken by his ex-girlfriend, wakes up in the morning to find that he’s made a two-hour drunken phone call to someone unknown. Soon he figures out that the ‘someone’ is Sun-young (Kong), a work colleague who has just joined his team. Sun-young is herself undergoing a messy breakup and, even though she and Jae-hoon appear to have a lot in common, they may not be quite ready for a new romance. 

 

 
Cast:

Kim Rae-won, Kong Hyo-jin

Director: Kim Han-kyul   
Duration (min) :

109 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: Korean 
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

(82년생 김지영 )

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Kim Ji-young, Born 1982is based on an international bestseller of the same name by the scriptwriter Cho Nam-joo which resonated strongly with countless South Korean women and opened up a fierce debate about gender equality in the country. Screenwriter Kim Do-young makes her debut as director and the film stars Jung Yu-mi (The Crucible, Train to Busan) in the title role and Gong Yoo (Train to Busan, The Age of Shadows).

 

Kim Ji-young (Jung) is an ordinary Korean woman in her 30s who is married to the man she loves. Despite the pressure of raising a baby girl, which has forced her to give up on many things, Ji-young believes she is content with her existence. However, her husband Dae-hyeon (Gong) notices that life’s struggles are affecting Ji-young harder than she realises and worried, he turns to a psychiatrist for help. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Jung Yu-mi, Gong Yoo

Director: Kim Do-young
Duration (min) : 118 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KM202001CheerUpMr_LeeResize

Cheer Up, Mr. Lee

(힘을 내요, 미스터 리)
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Although he started out in life as a fashion model, actor Cha Seong-won is widely credited with the revival of South Korean comedy films in the 2000s with appearances in such hits as Kick the Moon, Break Out and Teacher, Mr. Kim. Inthe wacky Cheer Up, Mr. Lee, Cha’s first comedy for a number of years, he teams up with acclaimed director Lee Kae-byeok (Luck Key) and young actress Um Chae-young (The Great Actor, Wonderful Nightmare).

 

Chul-su (Cha) is a handsome chef who makes people stop in their tracks to watch him in action. Contrary to his perfect appearance Chul-su’s behaviour is childish and erratic. One day he finds out that a young girl Saet-byul (Um) who is currently hospitalised is his daughter. Desperate to attend a friend’s birthday celebration, Saet-byul sneaks out of hospital and with her newly found childlike father in tow, sets out on a fun-packed journey.  

 

 
Cast:

Cha Seoung-won, Um Chae-young, Park Hae-jun, Kim Hye-ok 

Director: Lee Kae-byeok 
Duration (min) :

111 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Korean 
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019