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The Spy Gone North 

(공작)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 Cannes Film Festival- The Midnight Section

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, The Spy Gone Northmarked a return to the French Riviera for Korean Director Yoon Jong-bin whose debut The Unforgivenwas screened there back in 2005. His latest thriller, especially timely given the current developments in North and South Korean relations, is a well-crafted and gritty tale of political intrique set during the 1990s when word leaked about the North’s clandestine nuclear programme.The Spy Gone North has become a box office hit, which is currently Korea’s 3rdtop-grossing Korean movie of 2018!

Former military officer Park Suk-young (Hwang Jung-min) is sent to infiltrate high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing with the ultimate goal of acquiring information on the North’s nuclear ambitions. After becoming close to Ri Myong-un (Lee Sung-min), a key power broker, Park succeeds beyond his wildest dreams of gaining the trust of North Korea’s leadership. But political machinations on both sides of the border threaten to derail his accomplishments.

 



 

 
Cast:

Hwang Jung-min, Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong, Ju Ji-hoon

Director: Yoon Jong-bin
Duration (min) : 140min(tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical/Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Espionage, Drama
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018

 

 
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Believer 

(독전)
 
Synopsis:

Debuting on top of the box office, Believerhas become the fastest Korean film of 2018 to reach 1 million admissions. A remake of the 2012 Chinese film Drug Warby Johnnie To, it features an ensemble cast, including Cho Jin-woong (The Handmaiden), Ryu Jun-yeol (A Taxi Driver), Kim Sung-ryoung (Shadows in the Palace) and Park Hae-jun (Hwayi: Monster Boy).

Police detective Won-ho (Cho Jin-woong) is determined to track downthe infamous leader of Asia’s largest drug market, who is known only by the name Mr. Lee. While searching for Mr. Lee, he hits a break in the case when an explosion at a drug lab which wipes out the upper management of a drug cartel almost kills a power broker (Kim Sung-ryoung), who then surrenders to the police and provides them with information. Also caught up in the blast is one of the members of the drug syndicate named Rak (Ryu Jun-yeol).

After being apprehended, Rak agrees to assist Won-ho with his investigation. In so doing, Rak enables Won-ho to go undercover and meet a number of individuals involved in the drug trade including Sun-chang (Park Hae-jun), a founding member of the syndicate and a ruthless Chinese-Korean figure called Jin Ha-rin who comes to Seoul after being approached by the mysterious head of a drug organization with a business proposition.Despite continued suspicions against each other, Won-ho and Rakcooperate and slowly start to reveal who Mr. Leereally is.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Cho Jin-woong, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Sung-ryoung,Park Hae-jun,     

Cha Seoung-won, Kim Joo-hyuck

Director: Lee Hae-young
Duration (min) :

123min (tbc), Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Seven Years of Night 

(7년의 밤)
 
Synopsis:

Highly-acclaimed Korean director Choo Chang-min(Masquerade)delves into the psyche and the evil nature of human in Seven Years of Night. Based on the bestselling novel from author Jeong You-jeong, this intense thriller features a stellar cast that includes Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring Currents), Jang Dong-gun (My Way), Song Sae-byuk(Sector 7) and Ko Kyoung-pyo (The Treacherous). The story centers on a man who plots revenge against the son of his daughter’s murderer over a period of seven years.

Hyun-su(RyuSeung-ryong) is waiting to take the position of the security manager of a dam located in the remote village of Seryung. On a foggy night, he gets lost on his way to check out the company residence that he and his family will soon move into. As he struggles to find his way through the thick fog, he runs over a girl who jumps out of nowhere. Panicked, Hyun-su makes the wrong decision and dumps the body in the lake.

The village is turned upside down by the child gone missing. When the girl’s body is found in the lake, Young-je(JangDong-gun), the girl’s abusive father and a major landlord in the village, is enraged and begins his own search for the killer and plans an elaborate plot to take his revenge.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryu Seung-ryong, Jang Dong-gun, Song Sae-byuk, Ko Kyoung-pyo

Moon Jeong hee
Director: Choo Chang-min
Duration (min) :

123min (tbc), Th/ Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Accidental Detective 2: In Action 

(탐정: 리턴즈)
 
Synopsis:

Debuting on top of the Korean box office and surpassing 1 million moviegoers on the 5thday of its release, The Accidental Detective 2: In Actionreunites Kwon Sang-woo (71: Into the Fire) and Sung Dong-il (RV: Resurrected Victims) as the comic book storekeeper and legendary homicide detective who open a private detective agency and seek the truth behind the death of their client’s fiancé.

After solving an unsolvable cold case,comic book storekeeper, Dae-man(Kwon Sang-woo), and the legendary homicide detective, Tae-su(Sung Dong-il), who met on a previous case quit their jobs to open a private detective agency. Despite their high hopes, they soon find themselves with only trivial cases such as spouse infidelity, unpaid debt, and missing cats. They finally get their big break when a woman walks into the office, wanting to find the truth behind the death of her fiancéwho was run over by a train. Not only that, she also offers them a handsome reward of 50,000 dollars. Dae-man and Tae-su see it as an opportunity to put their true detective skills to work. They bring onboard a third member, Hopper (Lee Kwang-soo), a Mensa genius and a small-time online private eye, and together they launch a full-fledged investigation on the case. As the dig into what initially appeared to be a straightforward case, disturbing new evidenceand strange inconsistencies turn up.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kwon Sang-woo, Sung Dong-il, Lee Kwang-soo

Director: E. oni
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc),Th/ Ed

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

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What A Man Wants 

(바람 바람 바람)
 
Synopsis:

Topping the Korean box office in its opening weekend with over 600,000 admissions, What A Man Wantsis a hilarious comedy about the complicated relationships between a middle-aged man, his sister, brother-in-law and their new housemaid. Set on Jeju Island, the cleverly-penned laffer boasts a stellar ensemble cast including Lee Sung-min (Real), Jang Young-nam (Ode to my Father), Shin Ha-kyun (The Villainess), Song Ji-hyo (from the popular variety show Running Man) and EL(Inside Men).

Middle-aged taxi driver Seok-geun (Lee) constantly cheats on his wife Dam-deok (Jang) and fawns over women half his age.   

Mi-young (Song) is Seok-geun’s younger sister. She is married to Bong-soo (Shin) and they live next door to her brother and his wife. Mi-young and Bong-soo own an Italian restaurant but the business is not doing well, as is their marriage.

Each of the four are facing difficulties in their lives but it appears things are about to get a whole lot harder when the sensual Jenny (EL) shows up...

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Lee Sung-min, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Ji-hyo, EL

Director: Lee Byeong-heon
Duration (min) :

100min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: R (Th); PG-13 (Ed)
Genre: Comedy
Language: Korean
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Korea

Korea

2018