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Hit-and-Run Squad

(뺑반)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Directed by Han Jun-hee (Coin Locker Girl), this nail-biting chase movie featuring a rookie police officer and a rich and powerful speed maniac as the main protagonists stars South Korea’s queen of romantic comedies Kong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush), Ryu Jun-yeol (Socialphobia, Money) and Cho Jung-seok (Architecture 101, My Annoying Brother).

 

Police officer Si-yeon (Kong) has been demoted to the hit-and-run task force from the regional investigation unit at the National Police Academy. There she will now work alongside rookie police officer Min-jae (Ryu), who has a natural-born talent for driving. The two team up in order to arrest the former Formula One racer Jae-chul (Cho) who is now a businessman and is suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident. And so the scene is set for the most thrilling chase yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kong Hyo-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Cho Jung-seok

Director: Han Jun-hee
Duration (min) :

133 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ordinary People

(동네사람들)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

This Korean drama, directed by Im Jin-soon (Superstar), features one of the country’s most bankable actors, Don Lee (The Neighbour, The Outlaws) who rose to international prominence with the zombie film Train to Busan. In Ordinary People he stars alongside former child actress Kim Sae-ron (A Brand New Life, The Man from Nowhere) and Lee Sang-yeob (The Flu, Ex-Files).

 

Ki-Cheol (Lee), a high school physical education teacher, was dismissed defending a student of his who was cheated against during a boxing match. Transferred to a local girls’ school in a quiet countryside village he discovers that one of the students Yoo-jin (Kim) has been running around day and night trying to find her missing friend and nobody in the village seems to care. Ki-Cheol and Yoo-jin begin to work together to try and find the missing girl but soon learn that even traces of her seem to be disappearing. 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Don Lee, Kim Sae-Ron

Director: Im Jin-soon
Duration (min) :

99 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Default

(국가부도의 날)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

International Film Festival & Awards Macao – 2018 

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Taking top spot at the Korean box office with over 3 million admissions to date, the finance-themed drama Default explores the 1997 Asian financial crisis, its impact on Korea and the country’s subsequent US$58 billion bailout by the International Monetary Fund. Incorporating views from three different perspectives, the gripping drama which conveys the oft-forgotten traumas of the crisis boasts a stellar cast including Kim Hye-soo (Familyhood, 2016), Yoo Ah-in (Burning, 2018) and Huh Joon-ho (Silmido, 2003) alongside the award-winning French actor, Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, 2010).

 

The Bank of Korea’s Monetary Policy Manager Si-hyun (Kim) predicts a massive national financial crisis and reports it to her superiors. Ten days later, the bank’s senior management schedule an emergency summit but do so without notifying the public of the grave situation facing the country. Si-hyun urges for the crisis to be made public but her plea is ignored and the meeting is held behind closed doors.

 

Financial consultant Jung-hak (Yoo) notices the hemorrhage of foreign funds from financial markets and learns that international firms have ordered an all-out investment withdrawal from the country.  Resigning from his position at the bank, he plans to play the odds on what he’s sure is a coming crisis. And he secretly starts gathering investors willing to do the same.

 

Family man Gap-su (Huh) runs a small tableware factory. Eager to obtain a contract from a large department store and oblivious to the looming financial crisis, he accepts a promissory note as a substitute for cash payment.  Soon after, the financial upheaval becomes reality and the store goes into bankruptcy leaving Gap-su unable to pay his creditors. 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Ah-in, Huh Joon-ho, Vincent Cassel

Director: Choi Kook-hee
Duration (min) : 114 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

2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Extreme Job

(극한직업)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Since its release, Extreme Job has soared at the box office and with over 14 million admissions to date is Korea’s highest grossing movie of all time,  outperforming such blockbusters as Train to Busan and Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. Starring Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi and Gong-myoung, the record-breaking entertainer centres around members of a drug investigation team who in a sting operation open a restaurant only to hit it big with their delicious fried chicken.

 

The police narcotics team works hard day and night but their performance remains at an all time low, leading them to become the ugly duckling of the police force and potentially facing dismantlement. Captain Ko (Ryu)receives intel about an international drug deal and embarks on a risky undercover mission with his team. In order to establish round-the-clock and up-close-and-personal surveillance, the team takes over a rundown chicken joint across the street from the drug gang’s safehouse. But things take an unexpected turn when Detective Ma’s (Jin)yet unrevealed culinary talents begin to shine, turning the chicken restaurant famous overnight.

 

When customers begin to flock in, undercover work gets pushed to the back burner in order for the detectives to focus on frying chicken. As a result, a drug deal is missed, even though it happens right under their noses. Now, with nowhere to go, the detectives launch a desperate mop-up operation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi,    

Gong-myoung

Director: Lee Byeong-heon
Duration (min) :

111 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rampant 

(창궐)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

From the studio that brought you Train to Busan, Rampant is a period action thriller that reunites director Kim Sung-hoon with his leading man Hyun Bin from the smash hit Confidential Assignment.  Slick and polished, this ambitious production dominated the box office on its opening, surpassing one million moviegoers in just 4 days.

Prince Lee Chung (Hyun) returns to his homeland of Joseon to fulfil the last wishes of his recently deceased brother Lee Young. Lee Chung, however is an irresponsible, womanising rascal and performing royal duties ranks very low on his list of things to do. The kingdom meanwhile is under threat. Lee’s father, King Lee Jo, is facing a civil uprising as well as a conspiracy orchestrated by ministers and led by the scheming Kim Ja-joon (Jang).   
 
All these challenges however pale into insignificance after the arrival of the plague. Disease spreads quickly and those who succumb to illness rise as “demons” and develop a monstrous lust for blood. Before long, swarms of beasts sweep the land and with the King’s power diminished, the young prince must try to unite the nation in order to fight their threat.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun

Director: Kim Sung-hoon
Duration (min) :

121 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018