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Inseparable Bros

(나의 특별한 형제)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Based on a true story, the inspirational comedy Inseparable Bros tackles the challenges faced by people suffering from physical and intellectual disabilities. The film is directed by the award-winning Yook Sang-hyo (Iron Palm, Almost Che) and the two lead roles are played by Shin Ha-kyun (Extreme Job, Big Match) and Lee Kwang-soo (Collective Invention, Live).

 

A paraplegic, Se-ha (Shin) is unable to go anywhere on his own. Dong-gu (Lee) meanwhile is able-bodied but being intellectually disabled is unable to do anything without Se-ha taking charge of the situation. Even though they are not biological brothers they have lived and helped each other for over 20 years. When the pastor who runs their assisted living facility suddenly passes away, the pair find themselves in danger of being separated and dispersed to other accommodation. Desperate to stay together, Se-ha executes a scheme in order to keep the residence running. But their hope of staying together doesn’t last long when someone claiming to be Dong-gu’s mother shows up. 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Kwang-soo, Esom

Director: Yook Sang-hyo
Duration (min) :

113 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Parasite

(기생충)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Anteo Palazzo del Cinema (Milan), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival,Munich International Film Festival, Odesa International Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival

Nominations:

Munich Film Festival – ARRI/OSRAM Award (Best International Fim)

Awards:

Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or
Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay
International Cinephile Society Awards – ICS Cannes Award (Best Director)  
Sydney Film Festival – Sydney Film Prize (Best Film) 

 

 
Synopsis:

The arrival of a new film from acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, Okja, The Host) is always an event but the premiere of Parasite at the Cannes Film Festival – where it won the esteemed Palme d’Or in 2019 – was one of the most strongly anticipated ever. On track to become the biggest Palme d’Or winner of all time at the global box office, this lively family-focused tragicomedy stars the acting talents of Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Face Reader), Lee Sun Kyun (A Hard Day), Cho Yeo Jeong (Obsessed) and Choi Woo Shik (Train to Busan).

 

Ki-taek’s (Song) family of four is close but fully unemployed and with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo (Choi) is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr Park (Lee), the owner of a global IT firm, he meets Yeon-kyo (Cho), the beautiful young lady of the house, and from then on an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik

Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Duration (min) : 131 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

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Take Point

(PMC: 더 벙커)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

From the director of THE TERROR, LIVE and star of the mega-hit ALONG WITH THE GODS franchise, TAKE POINT reunites Kim Byung-woo and Ha Jung-woo in this intense, high-octane actioner about two private military companies battling each other in a secret bunker.

 

Captain Ahab (Ha), who works for private military company(PMC)Black Lizard, is tasked with carrying out a top secret mission for CIA. His mission is to infiltrate a secret underground bunker 30m below Korean demilitarized zoneand take out a target. The mission immediately derails when the target turns out to be none other than Supreme Leader of North Korea himself, who has incredibly high bounty on his head. Ahab and his 12 men go in for the jackpot against CIA’s wishes. Unbeknownst to them, another PMC squad is after the same target and Ahab has to work around CIA’s aerial strikes that put him and his men in immediate and present danger. The bunker is demolished and Ahab is in critical condition. When the Supreme Leader suffers a devastating injury, he has no choice but to team up with an elite North Korean doctor (Lee) to not only save himself but his target and get out of the bunker in one piece. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ha Jung-woo, Lee Sun-kyun, Jennifer Ehle, Kevin Durand

Malik Yoba, Spencer Daniels

Director: Kim Byung-woo
Duration (min) :

124 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Money

(돈)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Hawaii International Film Festival

New York Asian Film Festival

Fantasia International Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Yeiudo, an island in Seoul, is Korea’s financial centre and provides the setting for this slick crimer which tackles the theme of how money both defines and often takes over people’s lives. Directed by Park Noo-ri (The Unjust, The Berlin File), the film stars Ryu Jun-yeol (Socialphobia, A Taxi Driver), director and actor Yoo Ji-tae (Attack the Gas Station, Ditto) and Jo Woo-jin (Steel Rain, The Drug King).

 

Aspiring stockbroker Il-hyun (Ryu) dreams of making big money but being a rookie without the right connections it is difficult for him to survive in the cut-throat world of the stock exchange. So when he is approached by “The Ticket” (Yoo), an anonymous financial genius who secretly controls the stock market, he takes a chance despite dire consequences. Meanwhile, Han Ji-Cheol (Jo) has been hunting “The Ticket” for some time and senses something suspicious about Il-hyun.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae, Jo Woo-jin 

Director: Park Noo-ri 
Duration (min) : 115 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Birthday

(생일)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Udine Far East Film Festival- Opening Film

 

 

 
Synopsis:

April 16, 2014 marked a dark day for South Korea when a ferry from Incheon to Jeju sank resulting in the deaths of 304 passengers and crew, many of them secondary school students. Birthday is writer Lee Jong-un’s directing debut and is a heartfelt and searingly emotional story of those who were left behind following the disaster. The film features the legendary actors Sul Kyung-gu (Peppermint Candy, The Merciless) and Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine) who are reunited on screen 18 years after they starred in I Wish I Had a Wife.

 

The film captures the birthday of Su-ho, a son who passed away on April 16, 2014. As Su-ho’s birthday approaches Soon-nam (Jeon), who silently endures the grief of losing her son, can’t accept that Su-ho is gone. She hates the thought of everyone gathered on his birthday without him. Meanwhile, Jung-il (Sul), Su-ho’s father who lives with a sense of guilt for not being there for his family, finally returns to Korea two years after his son’s passing. Although the reality is all too strange and painful, Jung-il is determined to celebrate his son’s birthday with his family.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Sul Kyung-gu, Jeon Do-yeon

Director: Lee Jong-un
Duration (min) : 120 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: G
Genre: Drama
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2019