Monday, December 22, 2008

'Forever the Moment' Wins Best Picture at Blue Dragon Awards

Forever the Moment , The Chaser

My Wife Got Married

Blockbuster 'Forever the Moment,' a film about the nation's women's handball team, won Best Picture at the 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards held Thursday night at KBS.

The film also received the award for best supporting actress.

Best Actor went to Kim Yoon-seok of the action flick 'The Chaser' and Best Actress to Son Ye-jin in 'My Wife Got Married.'

This year's highest grossing Korean movie, 'The Good, the Bad, the Weird' by director Kim Ji-woon, grabbed four awards including best director and best cinematography.

'Crush and Blush' by director Lee Kyoung-mi won for best new director and best screenplay.

Late actress Choi Jin-sil, who took her life on October second, was granted an honorary award.

source: KBS World

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas in August [ Korean Movie 1998 ]

Genre : Romance, Drama

Starring : Han Suk kyu, Shim Eun ha
Release date : January 24, 1998
Runtime :94 min.

Directed by : Hur Jin ho


The plot follows a portrait photographer, Jung-won (played by Han Suk-kyu) and his developing romance with a parking attendant, Da-rim (Shim Eun-ha). However, the romance never gets a chance to develop into intimacy. Jung-won soon finds out he is suffering from an unnamed illness and has to come to terms with his impending death. He sets out to continue living as usual, going out with his friends and spending time with his family in the small town he has lived for decades.
In the Japanese remake the female character is a teacher.


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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kwon Sang-woo Makes a Comeback in the 2009 Spring Film

Hallyu star Kwon Sang-woo will be presenting a touching mellow performance in his 2009 spring film A Story Sadder than Sadness. The title of the film explains this sad mellow film as Kwon Sang-woo plays a radio program producer named ‘Kei’, who falls into an affectionate and painful love.

A Story Sadder than Sadness paints a sad love story of two people who have been in love with each other for a long time. Although they aren’t able to ever express their feelings openly, they are there for each other until the end. This production is especially receiving much attention as poet Won Tae-yeon, a poet who represents the sensitivities of Korea’s youth today, will be making his debut as a film director.

All of the film’s actors, along with Kwon Sang-woo, will officially begin filming in mid-December. A Story Sadder than Sadness is scheduled for release on March 14, 2009 in Korea.

source: Korea Sparkling

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two Top Stars Bare It All in New Movie

Korea’s two top male stars, Jo In-sung and Joo Jin-mo, have revealed their hunky physiques in their new film, “Frozen Flower.” The film’s preview showed some very tantalizing scenes involving the two actors in bed.

Frozen Flower” is a historical film about the love and betrayal among a Goryeo king (played by Joo Jin-mo) at the end of the Goryeo era, his queen from China (Song Ji-hyo) and his bodyguard Hong-rim (Jo In-sung). Based on a song from the Goryeo period, the film depicts the king’s homosexual relationship in an unprecedented manner.

Riding the recent gender-bending trend in
Korean movies as in “Antique” and “Portrait of a Beauty,” director Yoo Ha of “Frozen Flower” does not flinch from showing what goes on between gay men behind closed doors. The film is currently waiting for its rating, which is likely to be an R-rating, as it contains sizzling scenes between Joo and Jo. Korean film lovers are eagerly waiting for the film’s release, which is slated for December 30.

source: KBS World

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