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The Battleship Island 

(군함도)
 

Awards:    

 

              

Award:

2017 (26th) Buil Film Awards- Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction

 
Synopsis:

Director Ryoo Seung-wan, fresh off the success of 2013’s action extravaganza “The Berlin File” and the massive runaway hit “Veteran” from 2015, pairs up with box-office force Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, acclaimed singer-actress Lee Jung-hyun and the red-hot Song Joong-ki, who starred in the sensational 2016 television drama, “Descendants of the Sun”.

In 1944, with Korea under Japanese occupation and World War II reaching its peak, bandmaster Lee Gang-ok (Hwang) is earning a meagre living in Seoul, despite a ban on jazz music. However, when he tries to travel with his young daughter and band members to the Japanese mainland, they are duped and forcibly taken to Hashima Island. There, they become conscripted labourers in a massive undersea coal mine. Hashima, nicknamed “Battleship Island”, is a place of suffering with its harsh conditions and brutal treatment of the workforce. Yet Gang-ok manages to protect himself and his daughter Sohee (Kim Suan) by serving as an interpreter and dealmaker between the Koreans and the Japanese. As the months pass and the US increases its force in the conflict, tensions reach breaking point between Korea and Japan. Meanwhile, Park Mu-young (Song), a US-trained independence fighter on a covert mission, infiltrates the island in order to rescue a fellow fighter being held captive. Just as chaos begins to break loose on Hashima, Mu-young steps up with a daring and risky plan to evacuate all 400 Koreans from the hellhole.

 

 

 

 
Cast: Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun, Kim Suan 
Director: Ryoo Seung-wan
Duration (min) : 132min(tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action, History
Language: Korean mixed w/ Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/English
 

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Worldwide  except Korea

Korea

2017

 

 
 
 
 
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Warriors of the Dawn 

(대립군)
 
Synopsis:

Director CHUNG Yoon-chul (“Marathon”, 2005) is introducing the audiences a new perspective to the Korean history with his new classic period drama “Warrior of the Dawn”.  Based on historical facts, “Warriors of the Dawn” is an epic about the proxy soldiers – the nameless heroes of the 1529 Japanese Invasion; who helped Prince Gwanhae to defend the country against enemy during the Joseon era.  The all-star cast brings solid performances to the film with veteran actor LEE Jung-jae (“Operation Chromite”, 2016) playing the role of the leader of the proxy soldiers and YEO Jin-gu playing the role of the young Prince Gwanhae.  Shot at locations with exotic sceneries, the film is going to bring an unforgettable visual experience to the audiences with this moving story of trust, loyalty and courage. 

It was 1592 – the year when Joseon was at war with Japan.  The King of Joseon escaped to China and left his 18-year-old son, Prince GWANHAE (Yeo Jin-gu) to take his place to fight the enemy.  When the Japanese wiped out most of the Joseon army, the prince sought help from the proxy soldiers who were the commoners who served dangerous military duties of the others.  Veteran proxy soldier TOW (Lee Jung-jae) led his comrades and swore to protect the young prince and the country.  Gradually TOW and Prince GWANHAE established a trusting relationship which encouraged the vulnerable prince to build up confidence to fight the harsh battle and transform into a caring king.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Lee Jung-jae, Yeo Jin-gu, KIM Mu-yeol, E Som

Director: Chung Yoon-chul
Duration (min) :

130min (TBC), Th/ Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The King’s Case Note 

(임금님의 사건수첩)
 
Synopsis:

Based on a comic strip by Heo Yoon-mi that ran in South Korea’s popular Wink magazine in 2012 and 2013, “The King’s Case Book” is director Moon Hyun-sung’s second feature, the film gained an impressive 1.3 domestic admissions in South Korea in its first two opening weeks.

Long ago, the Korean Joseon Dynasty was known for its political and social tug-of-wars, which gave rise to an abundance of intrigue, crimes and cover-ups. Not to be outsmarted, King Yejong (Lee Sun-kyun), makes a point to gather evidence related to these criminal activities and solve the cases, bringing those responsible to justice.

Meanwhile, a brilliant young man, Yi-seo (Ahn Jae-hong), is appointed as Yejong’s chronicler, enabling him to keep meticulous records of everything the King does. King Yejong immediately realizes that Yi-seo is the perfect aid for solving crimes. The bumbling Yi-seo has a near-photographic memory and is lightning fast at recalling details and recording complex info. What’s more, his arrival at King Yejong’s side couldn’t have come at a better time.

KingYejongisdrawntoaparticularlystrangecaseInthecapitalcityofJoseon, which is tied to rumors of anefforttodethrone Yejong, and install his twelve-year-old nephew as a puppet king.Sensingoppositionbrewing,YejongrecruitsYi-seotohelphimdiscoverthetruth behindtheunusualandpotentiallytreasonousincident. As they investigate the case, they form a Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson-type detective team!

 

 

 
Cast: LEE Sun-kyun, AHN Jae-hong
Director: MOON Hyun-sung
Duration (min) :

114min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Merciless 

(불한당: 나쁜 놈들의 세상)
 
Synopsis:

Directed by Byun Sung-hyun, The Merciless stars veteran actor Seol Gyeong-gu (Peppermint Candy, Haeundae) opposite K-pop star/actor Yim Si-wan (The Attorney, Misaeng: Incomplete Life). Sul plays the role of a prisoner who takes a newbie (Yim) under his wing in order to expand his underworld influence beyond bars. The film has been sold to 117 territories and it also did well locally while it took the top place at the local box office on its opening day. It was invited by 70th Cannes Film Festival in its midnight screening selection.

Jae-ho, who only tries to be the number one in his crime organization, meets an ambitious newbie, Hyun-su in prison. Jae-ho has never trusted anyone in his life, but after Hyun-su saves him from a sudden attack, they become loyal to each other and promise to work together. After release, they team up and try to take over the crime ring, but their ulterior motives slowly surface. Their relationship is shaken when they begin to discover what lies beneath their trust.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

SUL Kyung-gu, YIM Si-wan, KIM Hie-won

Director: BYUN Sung-hyun
Duration (min) :

120min (TBC), Th/ Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Artist: Reborn 

(아티스트: 다시 태어나다)
 
Synopsis:

’The Artist: Reborn’ is quite a bit of fun, and definitely worth watching…”- Hancinema

“The Artist: Reborn is a promising debut feature from writer-director Kim Kyoung-won and stars Ryu Hyun-kyung as the artist “Gisele” whom the film is titled after.”- The Movie Beat

Veteran actress Ryu Hyun-kyung (known for her roles in “Cyrano Agency” and “Two Weddings and a Funeral”) and Park Jung-min (who starred in the critically acclaimed indie film “Bleak Night” and won Best New Actor at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards and the 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards) team together to bring comedy to the silver screen in this satirical film about the value of artistic works.

Oh In-sook (Ryu Hyun-kyung), who goes by Gisele in the art world, is a failed artist with nothing going for her, despite having studied abroad in Denmark. One day, she meets a cunning and canny art sales representative, Jae-bum (Park Jung-min). Jae-bum believes that Gisele has the potential to become a prominent artist and decides to represent her. He and his colleague James (Moon Jong-won), through their ingenious sales efforts, begin to raise the value of Gisele’s paintings, causing Gisele to gain immense fame.

Just as she is ready to bathe in her success, Gisele unexpectedly dies of reasons unknown, shocking the art community. Jae-bum sees this as an opportunity to hike the prices on his deceased client’s paintings and decides to go all-in in doing so. However, Gisele miraculously resurrects in Lazarus fashion, denting Jae-bum’s scheme. In order to save his career, Jaebum suggests to Gisele to stay “dead” and aims to strike a deal with her!

 

 

 

 
Cast: RYU Hyun-kyung, PARK Jung-min
Director: KIM Kyoung-won
Duration (min) :

95min (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

2017