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Korean Movies

Genre Title Korean Title  Description  year
Drama, Romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny.  김종욱 찾기 When Gi-joon is fired from his job, he opens the First Love Agency, a one-man organization dedicated to helping others find their long-lost first loves. Stage director Ji-woo is dragged to the First Love Agency by her father, who is convinced she won't get married because she isn't over the handsome stranger she met during a long-ago vacation in India. With a name and the dates of her trip as their only clues, can Gi-joon and Ji-woo work together to find her first love? 2012
Drama, Romance Architecture 101  건축학 개론 Kŏnch'ukhak raeron In his college days, aspiring architect Seung-min (UHM) fell deeply in love with classmate Seo-yeon (HAN). However, fate denied them the opportunity to stay together forever. Now a successful architect, Seung-min has not spoken to Seo-yeon since that time. However, one day she suddenly reappears in his life, asking him to design a replica of her childhood home. Moving back and forth from past to present, the affections and heartaches between Seung-min and Seo-yeon slowly unfold, and it appears that fate may give their love a second chance. -- from KOBIZ(Korean Film Biz Zone) 2012
Thriller, Drama Helpless 화차 Hwach'a Name, age, family… everything about her is fake! One month before the marriage, Moon-ho and Sun-young stopped by at a service area on their way to meet their parents. What awaits Moon-ho who went to the market to get coffee was an empty car with the engine still on. With her cell phone turned off, she vanished without a trace. Moon-ho even asks his cousin Jong-gun, a former detective, to help find her. However, everything about her is fake. On the date of her disappearance, Sun-young has withdrawn all her money from the bank and even erased her fingerprints. Jong-gun instinctively realizes that Sun-young's behavior is not a simple case of disappearance. He soon finds out that she was somehow involved in a murder case. Who was she? More and more shocking truths are uncovered as they get closer to her true identity.--KMDB 2012

Abusive adult children,  Drama
Brethless  똥파리  After witnessing the deaths of his mother and sister as a child, Sang-hoon grew up with rage and hatred towards his father, who was responsible for their deaths. Now a merciless debt collector regularly beats his father who returned home after 15 years in prison. Though he hesitates to get any closer to his father, he often comes to see his half sister and nephew. One day, he meets a high school girl, who has also been trying to get by since her mother's passing, four years before. 2012
drama, Korean War My way  마이 웨이 My way Inspired by a true story. Jun Shik works for Tatsuo's grandfather's farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, but he has a dream to participate in Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two are in rivalry. But war breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun Shik's unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun Shik and Tatsuo are captured by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again at the shores of Normandy. -- from KOBIZ(Korean Film Biz Zone) 2012
Drama Silenced 도가니 Togani In-ho, becomes an art teacher at Ja-ae Academy, a school for deaf children. On his first day, he is shaken by the blatant requests for bribery by the twins who act as the principal and the head of administration respectively and the unwelcoming vibe among the children. Min-su comes late to class, bloodied and bruised, his eyes full of rage. In-ho cannot understand the excessive punishment inflicted on the children by some of the teachers. One night, he discovers Yeon-du being tortured by the after-school counselor Yoon Ja-ae with a washing machine. Outraged, he takes Yeon-du to the hospital and the doctor tells him that Yeon-du was sexually assaulted. This leads to In-ho's discovery that the principal, the head of administration and other teachers had been abusing some students. Yu-jin visits the district police and education boards to report the crime, but nothing comes of it. Eventually the news media gets involved and the principals face a trial. -- from KOBIZ(Korean Film Biz Zone) 2012
Drama, Romance Relation of face, mind and love  내눈에 콩깍지 Kang Tae-poong is a world renowned architect, who seems to live the dreams of all men. But one day an automobile accident leaves him with a vision impairment that makes unattractive women seem attractive to him. Right then, Wang Soh-jung, a homely looking pet magazine reporter, comes into his life. Kang thinks she is a flawless beauty until his ailment is cured and he is no longer able to recognize the woman he has fallen in love with. 2012
Drama After the banquet  결혼식 후에 Not having seen each other for years, a group of college alumni gather at a friend's second wedding. The core members, comprised of several men, had one woman they were anticipating seeing at the wedding. However, they are surprised to find a strange woman crashes the wedding, creating a tense atmosphere of curiosity. They soon realize that she is the daughter of one of them, but which one?  2012
Drama, Romantic Comedy Night and Day 밤과 낮 Pamgwa nat  A married man in his early 40s, Seong-nam is an award-winning painter who, after getting busted for smoking pot with an American exchange student in Seoul, impulsively flees to Paris. Crashing in a dingy hotel run by a fellow Korean and unable to speak a lick of French, he finds himself wandering aimlessly around Paris, trapped in both his art and life. After a chance encounter with an old flame, he eventually stumbles into the emotional lives of two very different Korean expats. 2012
Drama, Mystery  Private eye 그림자 살인 Geurimja sarin  1900s, Seoul, Korean Empire. Hong Jin-ho is a down and out detective. He makes his living mostly by catching cheating spouses, until a corpse is discovered in the woods. A rich man's son is dead and the killer must be found. Gwang-soo, a medical student, teams up with Jin-ho to solve the murder. But what they discover is a conspiracy far more evil and sinister than anything they imagined.  2012
  Rolling Home With A Bull 소와 함께 여행하는 법 So was hamkke yŏhaeng hanŭn pŏp Look! I will sell this cow! Seon-ho (Kim Yeong-pil) is a bachelor poet who returns to farming in a rural village. Seon-ho is unhappy with rural life. He begins a journey to cattle markets across the country to sell the cow, Han-soo, which is his parents' most treasured possession, but fails to sell it because the price is ridiculously low.
He gets a call from Hyeon-soo, his former lover (Kong Hyo-jin) who married his friend seven years ago. You still haven't forgiven me? His friend has died, and Hyeon-soo asks Seon-ho to come to the funeral. Seon-ho is confused. He still nurses a broken heart, but Hyeon-soo looks like a woman who is still serene and carefree. Hyeon-soo appears wherever Seon-ho goes. He goes on a journey with the cow chewing cud, totally unaware of his frustration. --KMDB
  The Yellow Sea  황해 Hwanghae Korean thriller about an ethnic Korean working in China as a taxi driver who is addicted to gambling. His debts mount and his wife goes to South Korea to work. He takes on a job as a hired killer to clear his debts and travels to South Korea to do the job and find his wife. 2011
  The Front Line 고지전 Kojijŏn Army bataillon is caught up in territorial drama taking place near the end of the Korean War.  2011
Melodrama, Romance Come rain, come shine  사랑한다 사랑하지 않는다  Sarang handa, sarang haji annŭnda  On the day of separation, a couple still play hide and seek with their true feelings. While driving to the airport one day, a young woman tells her husband that she wants to leave him for another man. The husband does not ask her why. On the day she is to move out, a massive storm strikes seemingly stranding her and forcing them to spend another day togehter. A lot can happen in one day, as their soon to be new reality sinks in. (KOFIC). ...  2011
Drama, Romantic comedy Late Blossom 그대를 사랑합니다 Kŭdae rŭl sarang hamnida The first couple is...
Man-Seok is a cranky old man with a short fuse and a foul mouth. He meets SONG, a darling elderly woman with a warm smile. As the two spend more and more time together, Man-Seok develops the kind of love which makes him smile from ear to ear just at the thought of the dear old lady.

and the other couple is...
Soon-Yi has the endearing and sweet innocence of a young child. As her loving and devoted hustand, Kun-Bong has stayed close by her side for their entire lives. Neither one can imagine life without the other half.
Drama The flower in hell 지옥화 Chiokhwa "Living in a whores' village Young-sik (Kim Hak) and his company rob US military warehouses of goods and sell them on the black market. His younger brother Dong-sik (Jo Hae-won) comes up to Seoul to look for him. Running into his brother at a market, Young-sik takes him into the village. Dong-sik asks Young-sik to go down to their hometown where their mother awaits them, but Young-sik tells him to go ahead on his own. Young-sik proposes to Sonya (Choi Eun-hee) to go home with him and marry him once he had made his fortune. Meanwhile Sonya seduces Dong-sik one night at a dance party while Young-sik and his company are stealing goods. Sonya and Dong-sik have a good time by the riverside. Seeing them, Young-sik goes off to rob US delivery trucks of goods. In order to run away with Dong-sik, Sonya reports this to the Military Police. They chase him and Young-sik is under fire, but he escapes narrowly when a truck turns over. Young-sik stabs Sonya and asks Dong-sik to take care of their mother before he shoots himself. Dong-sik goes home with a prostitute Judy (Kang Seon-hee), who wishes to marry him " -- from KMDb (Korean Movie Database).  2011
Drama, Romance The day he arrives 북촌방향 Bukchon banghyang  A film director who no longer makes films, Seongjun, arrives in Seoul to meet a close friend. When the friend doesn't show up, Seongjun wanders the city aimlessly. He runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some film students and against his better judgment, heads to his ex-girlfriend's apartment. The next day goes very much like the last; Seongjun meets the actress, has drinks with friends, and falls for woman who looks remarkably like his ex-girlfriend. Each new day plays out like a flimsy copy of the previous one, but only Seongjun knows why. Infused with a playfulness and dry wit that recalls the films of Woody Allen and Eric Rohmer, The Day He Arrives is a delightful meditation on relationships, filmmaking, and the unknowable forces that govern our lives. 2011
Drama The widow 미망인 Mimangin
Sin (Lee Min-ja) living in exile with her daughter Ju (Lee Seong-ju) ekes out a living thanks to a company president Lee Sung-jin (Sin Dong-hun), a friend of her husband who passed away during the Korean War. But Lee starts to fall in love with her as he helps her. Then Lee's wife (Park Yeong-suk) notices it and feels jealous, becoming ever more hysterical. She wants to fill the emptiness with the love for a young man she happens to know. His name is Taek (Lee Taek-gyun). One day Ju, the daughter of Sin, is about to drown in the sea, and Taek saves her. The love affair between Taek and Lee's wife then changes. Lee tempts Sin to love him, but she falls in love with Taek, who had saved her daughter's life. She even sends her daughter to somebody else's house to live with Taek. Taek's lover, Jin (Na Ae-sim), whom he thought had died during the war, appears out of the blue. Taek leaves Sin, and she is at a loss. Taek settles in with Jin, and tells Sin he wants to break up with her. Sin raises a knife because she is just so shocked by this -- from KMDb (Korean Movie Database). 
Drama The money 돈 Ton A story of a naive farmer who accidentally kills a rich man.  2011
Drama, Romance Drifting island 표류도 Pʻyoryudo  A complicated love story among a waitress, a married man, and another couple. 2011
Drama, Romantic Comedy I'm a cyborg, but that's ok  사이보그지만 괜찮아 Ssaibogujiman kwaench'ana  Young-goon, a young woman who believes herself to be a cyborg, is institutionalized after a gruesome and nearly fatal attempt to recharge her batteries. Among the characters she meets in the mental hospital is Il-soon, a kleptomaniac who steals not only small items, but entire character traits from the other patients. Young-goon enlists Il-soon's aid to help her discover and complete her purpose as a cyborg, while he finds himself coming to care about her.  2011
  He's On Duty  방가? 방가! Bang Tae-sik is perennially unemployed as he drifts from one job to another, from manual labor to serving coffee. His appearance (dark skin and short height), being rather atypical for a Korean is to blame it seems, but best buddy Yong-cheol persuades Tae-sik to make better use of these disadvantages: Desperate and having nothing better to do, he adopts a strange accent and ethnic hat and is reborn as Bang-ga (a twist on his family name) from Bhutan, and immediately lands a job at a chair manufacturing factory. 2011
Drama, Female Friendship Sunny 써니 Ssŏni A high school girl named Nami moves into Seoul from a country. At first day at her school, everything looks different and new. As time goes by, however, she and her six friends has become best friends. Twenty-five years later, an adult Nami had an opportunity to meet one of her best friends named Chunhwa by chance. Moreover, Nami tries to find her other friends and their sweet memories. 2011
  Pungsangae 풍산개 P'ungsan'gae An unidentified man (Yoon Kye-sang) delivers just about everything from Seoul to PyongYang (across the truce line) within three hours. But this time, it isn't an object that he has to deliver; his mission is to bring In-ok (Kim Gyu-ri), across the truce line. She is the lover of a high ranking North Korean official who fled to South Korea. The man and In-ok sense indefinable emotion as they try to climb over the wired fence and agents from the South make them a dangerous proposal. The North Korean spies who remained in Seoul to punish the male defector make a plan to abduct In-ok. An unforeseeable adventure begins  2011
Drama  Poetry 시 Shi Mija is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves gracefully through life, contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class at the local cultural center and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. However, she's appreciate the wonders of the natural world, but a school girl's suicide initiates a chain of tragic events that will change her life forever. 2011
Romance, Drama  Season of Good Rain  호우시절  "Korean architect Dong Ha and Chinese tour guide May first met each other as students in America. They developed a close bond but parted ways without ever confessing their feelings to each other. Years later, Dong Ha and May cross paths again in Chengdu, and begin to rekindle the romance they once let pass by"...YesAsia. 2010
  Wild Animals Wild Animals     
Immigrants, Drama. Hello, Stranger  처음만난 사람들  Jin-wook is a North Korean defector who has just completed education at the center for North Korean adjustment to South Korean life. After moving into his first Seoul apartment, Jin-wook goes out to a wholesale market to buy blankets and his shocked at the excessives of South Korean capitalism. Getting lost on the way home, he asks for help from Hye-jeong, who doesn't know where Jin-wook's apartment is either. The two end up wandering all night long. On another day, Jin-wook meets Ting-woon, an illegal immigrant from Vietnam on his way to Pusan to see his ex-girlfriend, a meeting that turns out to be an ill-fated reunion. That night Jin-wook and Ting-woon had a heart-to-heart talk in a motel even though Ting-woon is not capable of speaking Korean" 2010
Drama, Social Life and Customs Fly, Penguin  날아라 펭귄 Narara Pʻengguin Narara Pʻengguin is a humanist drama produced by the National Human Rights Commission, which is well known for the If You Were Me series. It strings together multiple stories of daily lives and struggles, discriminations and difficulties that are easily overlooked in society because they're so common 2010
Drama Goodbye Mom 애자 Ae-ja  Aeja was once a promising student. Not only did she do well in school, she also loved to write poetry on rainy days & also possessed excellent fighting skills. Her dream was to become a novelist and a few years later she moved to Seoul to fulfill those dreams.  2010
Drama, Romanti Comedy Die out or survive. Modern Boy Lee Hae-myung enjoys all that 1930s Seoul has to offer. In one of the underground dance halls he discovers Nan-shil, a startlingly beautiful chanteuse, and is immediately transfixed. They start seeing each other, but Nan-shil takes him for everything he's worth and disappears without a trace. Because he believes that she was in fact in love with him as well, Hae-myung stops at nothing to find her. 2010
Koreans in Cuba Dance of time 시간의 춤 Sigan ŭi chʻum "During the Joseon era, a group of Korean laborers moved to Cuba looking to make a fortune. However, they were trapped in their jobs, and they never made enough money to return home. Since then, the laborers and their descendents have become part of Cuban society, taking part in historic events such as Che Guevera's revolution. Spider Forest and Flower Island director Song Il Gon takes a diversion to the documentary genre by turning his eye to these Korean-Cubans - named Coreanos. 2010
Criminal investigation,  Drama. Moss 이끼 Ikki "Based on an internet comic, the 2010 mystery thriller Moss pulled in over two million admissions at the Korean box office. The blockbuster from Public Enemy director Kang Woo Suk stars Park Hae Il as a man who travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's death, but the villagers seem to be watching his every move as the mystery thickens and secrets reveal themselves"  2010
Drama, Thriller Mother 마더

Widowed for a long time, a mother lives alone with her only son. He is 28 years old, a shy and quiet young man. In the aftermath of a terrible murder, the woman’s hopeless, helpless son becomes the prime suspect. There is no real evidence against him, but the police throw groundless suspicion at him. Eager to close the case, the police are happy with their cursory investigation and arrest the boy. His defense attorney turns out to be incompetent and unreliable. Faced with no other choice, his mother gets involved, determined to prove her son’s innocence. -- from KOBIZ(Korean Film Biz Zone). 2010
Drama  Who's that knocking at my door? 저수지에서 건진 치타 Chŏsuji esŏ kŏnjin chʻitʻa  "There are five lonely souls: Je-hwi, who hides himself from the world. Jang-hui, who is obsessed with certificates of qualification; Byeong-cheol, who believes that he has a fatal disease; and the lovers, Pyo and Romi. One day, a woman who committed suicide suddenly appears before them"--Korean Movie Database.  2009
Action Comedy War Historical  Once upon a time in a battlefield  황산벌 Hwangsanbul Set in the 7th century AD during the Korean peninsula's division into three perpetually warring kingdoms, it focuses on Shilla king Kim Choon-chu's efforts to conquer his rivals: Koguryo and Baekche. To achieve this goal, he allies with mainland China's Tang empire, the superpower of the era, and together the two polities plan to attack first the weakest Baekche at its main fortress of Hwangsanbul, guarding the only easy access to the mountainous interior. 2009
  Life Track  궤도 Kwedo "Zezhu lived a simple life in a small house in the country. One day he met a sick deaf girl named Xiangshu. Having killed a man who was attempting to rape her, she fled to the country to escape arrest. Zezhu took her in and gradually they learned to trust each other. Unresolved conflicts in his relationship with his late mother then complicated his feelings for Xiangshu"--KOFIC Film Database.  2009
Horror Thirst  박쥐 Pakchwi Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. 2009
Melodrama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller M 엠 Em A prominent up-and-coming author Min-woo readies his new much anticipated follow-up novel while suffering from frequent nightmares and hallucinations. This unexplainable condition affects both his personal and professional life. Soon he can't differentiate reality from fantasy and continues to have feelings of being chased. His own paranoia leads him to a cafe in a dark, unassuming alley and encounters a charming young woman named Mimi. Min-woo starts to wonder how he and this girl in front of him are connected and traces long-forgotten memories of his first love."--Container. 2009
Drama A light sleep  가벼운 잠 Kabyŏun cham  "Sixteen-year-old Yeol-lin used to have a boyfriend and normal life, but everything changed when she lost both her parents two years ago. To support her siblings, she sells her body. Quietly bearing wounds and responsibilities beyond her age, she faces the cruel trials of love, friendship, and premature adulthood, and she does it all in seeming detachment. Always tired, Yeol-lin suffers from chronic insomnia and relies on medication to sleep. For Yeol-lin, sleep is an escape that she wakes from too soon. Directed by Im Sŏng-ch'an, the 2008 indie drama A Light Sleep sensitively depicts the ordeals faced by an insomniac high school girl forced to grow up too soon. Teenaged newcomer Ch'oe, A-jin delivers a mature and compelling performance in the leading role"  2009
Family, Drama Timeless Mountain 나무없는 산 When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, seven year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer. With only a small piggy bank and their mother's promise to return when it's full, the two young girls are forced to acclimate to changes in their family life. Counting the days, and the coins, the two bright-eeyed young girls eagerly anticipate their mother's homecoming. But when the bank fills up, and with their mother still not back, Big Aunt decides that she can no longer tend to the children. Taken to live on their grandparents' farm, it is here that Jin comes to learn the importance of family bonds.  2009
Romatic Drama Thousand cranes  천년학 Chʻŏnnyŏn hak  "Dong-ho and Song-hwa are separately adopted by Yu-bong (Lim Jin-ta), a nomadic singer, and grow up as siblings. Dong-ho falls in love with Song-hwa, but he suffers from the fact that he has to call her sister and constantly fight with Yu-bong's obsession to make her a great singer. Eventually, Dong-ho leaves home. However, with his unchanging affection for Song-hwa, he keeps following traces of his love while refining his drumming skills in order to match well with her singing. This is the heart-touching love story of Song-hwa, who devotes her life and love to her talent for Pansori (a traditional Korean form of narrative song), and Dong-ho, who has devoted his life to loving her"--Container. 2009
Father and Son, Drama Crossing 크로싱 K'ŭrosing Yong-su is a North Korean living in a mining village in Hamgyeong Province. He crosses the northern border with China to get food and medicine for his ailing wife, only to find himself on the run. His 11-year-old son also risks his life to trace his father in China.  2009
Male friendship, Drama My friend and his wife 나의 친구 그의 아내 Na ŭi chʻinʼgu kŭ ŭi anae "Ye-Joon and Jae-Moon have been best friends since their military service. Now, Ye-Joon is an upwardly mobile foreign exchange dealer and Jae-Moon is a humble cook. Jae-Moon has a charming wife, Ji-Sook, who manages a small beauty shop. The couple had been saving money to move to the United States in search of a better future. However they find out that the money has fallen into the wrong hands, and their savings are lost. Time passes, and the two friends go on with their lives, not seeing each other as often as before. Meanwhile, Ji-Sook wants to go to a beauty workshop in France. Jae-Moon encourages her to go and promises to take care of their newborn baby. After Ji-Sook leaves for Paris, Jae-Moon invites Ye-Joon for dinner at his house. But a tragic accident occurs, testing the nature of their friendship."- 2009
Fantasy  For eternal hearts  별빛속으로 Pyŏlbit sok ŭro "Could You follow your love into death? An ordinary college boy Su-young meets an extraordinary girl named Pippi on campus. After he witnesses her suicide, bizarre things begin to happen . 2009
Romatic Drama My dear enemy  멋진 하루 Mŏtchin haru  Two thirty-something ex-lovebirds are reunited when one returns to the other in search of repayment on a loan...  2009
Drama Dream 비몽 Pimong  "Jin wakes up from a nightmare of a traffic accident. It drives him to the very spot where a real accident took place. He follows the police to the suspect's home and watches as Ran denies the hit-and-run accusation since she was asleep the entire night. Jin explains his dream to them and asks to be charged instead. The police dismiss him and arrest Ran. Jin is convinced that there's an unexplainable connection between the two. They discover that when he dreams, she acts out his dream in her sleep." 2009
Drama Magicians 마법사들 Mabŏpsadŭl "Once there was a four-member band called 'The Magicians'. The band was happy just playing music and recording their album. They thought they would always be like this, but when Ja-eun, the peculiar guitarist, leapt from the roof of her apartment building to her death, the band stopped playing. After Ja-eun's death, her boyfriend Jae-sung, bought a cafe in a forest where Ja-eun used to go and hide. On the third anniversary of Ja-eun's death, one by one, the band members gather in Jae-sung's cafe. Then some magic for all begins. Abracadabra!"--Container. 2009
Drama, Action Rough cut  영화는 영화다 Yŏnghwa nŭn yŏnghwa ta Actor, Soo-ta, angered by paparazzi, beats up a fellow actor in the film he is currently making causing the production to stop. In order to save the film, he asks Gang-pae to play opposite him in the movie. Gang-pae accepts the role on the condition that the violent scenes in the film be real rather than faked ... 2009

    Korean Movies

    Melodrama Thirst 박쥐 Pakchwi Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. 2009
      Where Is Ronny  로니를 찾아서  The director of a private taekwondo academy on the verge of closing down is planning to rebuild the school by holding a taekwondo demonstration event. But his plan only results in a bitter defeat when Bangladeshi Ronny takes him down with just one swift kick. Obsessed with revenge and to regain his pride, he begins to look for Ronny. In the process, he meets an immigrant Bangladeshi laborer who helps him search, eventually forming an awkward but harmonized relationship. 2009
      Hers  허스 
    Three women, with the same love story, or perhaps one woman with three different love stories. LA---A girl in her 20s, tries to find her way out of the city, by chance meets a police officer, and a fatalistic love story develops. Las Vegas---A woman in her 30s with dreams of being a fashion designer meets an artist. They are two lost souls, both leading lonely lives in the shadow of a dazzling city. Alaska---A woman in her 40s arrives in Alaska. Her dreams have faded, and she has come to fulfill a lifelong wish to see the aurora. She sees lights in the sky, and disappears into the darkness. (see less) 
    Drama 18-May 화려한 휴가 Hwaryŏhan hyuga Depicting the events of the May 18, 1980 Kwangju Uprising, this film paints a colorful portrait of life during the fateful time in Korean modern history using the characters who lost friends during the Kwangju Uprising in 1980. 2008
    Animation  Yobi, the five-tailed Fox  천년여우 여우비 Yŏubi  Teacher KANG takes his students to a school that sits at the base of a hill where Yobi lives, a five-tailed fox who can turn into any form. KANG and his students are there to train at a special center for honing their mental abilities. While the students test their courage at night, Yobi encounters dream-catcher HWANG Geum-yee. Yobi develops an interest in Geum-yee, and decides to join the students to stay closer to him. Living like a human being is fun, until she comes across the fox hunter. Rescued by a mysterious shadow, Yobi now faces the inevitable ? by taking Geum-yee's spirit that will make her a real human being.--KOFIC 2007
    Drama Family
    가족의 탄생  Kajok ŭi tʻansaeng Episode 1. An elder sister, Mi-ra, a hoodlum brother, Hyŏng-chʻŏl, and Hyŏng-chʻŏl's 20-year-older girl friend, Mu-sin start to live together -- Episode 2. A romanticist mom, Mae-ja, drives her daughter, Sŏn-gyŏng, crazy and makes Sŏn-gyŏng's romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Chun-ho, in chaos. -- Episode 3. Mu-sin's daughter, Chʻae-hyŏn, is a sweet girl and her too much sweetness drives her boyfriend, Kyŏng-sŏk who is also a step brother of Sŏn-gyŏng, mad in jealousy. A new family, not blood-tied or related directly, arises.  2007
    Drama Le grand chef  식객 Sikkaek "Based on a very popular Manga series "Sik-gaek", Le Grand Chef is an action packed comedy about Sung Chan, a young Korean chef who has lost his confidence after a terrible incident caused by his food. He is nevertheless been convinced to enter in a national competition, organized to find the true and only heir to the last royal chef of the Chosun Dynasty and inherited his famous knife and restaurant. Le Grand Chef is brimming with thrilling set pieces, broad humor, mouth-watering food and a skillful interweaving of heartfelt back stories."  2007
    Comedy, Crime, Drama, thriller Tazza 타자 Tazza
    A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he's on a hot streak, Go-ni bets his life savings on a hand of hwatu only to lose to a crooked cardsharp. Determined to get revenge, Go-ni sets out to find the guy who cheated him and win back his money. 
    Drama, Romance  Secret sunshine 밀양 Miryang After losing her husband, a woman relocates to a small-town called Miryang for a new start. When tragedy strikes, one local man stands by her through all of her struggles and tries to offer her hope.  2007
    Comedy, Romantic, Comedy, Romance Two hundred pounds beauty  미녀는 괴로워 Minyŏ nŭn koerowŏ Hanna is a lip sync vocalist for Ami, the famous Korean pop singer. Even though she is always ignored because of her appearance, she has been a bright and lighthearted girl until Amy humiliates her in front of Sang-jun, her secret love. At last she makes a decision of a lifetime to have plastic surgery all over her body. Her unrequited love gets any return? -- from KOBIZ(Korean Film Biz Zone)  2007
    Genre English Title Korean Title  Description  year
    Comedy Melodrama  Woman is the future of man  여자는 남자의 미래다 Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda Two friends meet after being apart for years- one in the United States studying film, and the other a professor at a university. When they start talking they realize they both loved the same woman, and decide to go find her to see if any sparks fly 2007
    Drama Herb 허브 Hŏbŭ A twenty-year-old lady named Sangeun Cha is pretty, sweet, and very good at origami. She also has a loving family and friends. But she had a secret that she has a seven-year-old intelligence with ‘mental retardation’ level 3. There are still a number of things that she needs to learn…! The innocent and pure lady fell in love with a young guy named Jongbeom. Then one day, after her mother dropped by a hospital, Sangeun saw her mom crying. Why is she crying? ...  2007
    Crime, Mystery, Thriller  The Big Swindle 범죄의 죄구성  Pŏmjoe ŭi chae kusŏng  A gang is scattered and on the run after their foolproof bank scam goes awry. Two of the five members are killed or caught. And little by little, the story behind the big swindle and the whereabouts of the other swindlers come to light.

    Chʻan-hyŏk plans his next big heist shortly after being released from his last prison sentence. The master mind assembles an elite group for a bank robbery.
    Drama  Hwang Jin Yi  황진이 Bŏnji jŏmp'ŭ rŭl hada Hwang Chin-i lived in the 16th century during the reign of King Chungjong (1506-1544). She was a rare beauty and the country's most famous entertainer. At the age of 16, she entered into a "spirit marriage" with the spirit of a love-smitten farmhand who died pinning for her. When Pyŏk Kye-su, a member of the royal clan she excels in poetry and calligraphy, appears, Chin-i is fascinated and falls in love. This is her first personal experience of love. When they must separate, she leaves home, wandering in search of her true "self." 2007
    Father and child, Drama. My Sun 아들 Adŭl I am a man sentenced to life for committing murder. But miraculously, I have managed to receive one special gift. Like a gift from God, the government has granted me leave for one day. One day for a man sentenced to a life behind bars. One day to see my son for the first time in 15 years. The son I love more than anything in the world. All day I think only of things to say to my little boy. What can I do with my son in a single day? I've missed him for so long, but no matter how hard I try, I can't remember his face. Every minute seems like eternity until the day I see my son.(KOFIC) 2007
    Romance, Drama  Once in a Summer  그해 여름 Kŭ hae yŏrŭm 1969 Summer, a group of college students went to rural area for volunteer works. Among them the cutest is Sŏg-yŏng and he falls in love at first sight with Chŏng-in. Their love grows strong as time goes by and Korean society is in turmoil for request of democratic government. The daughter of communist, Chŏng-in, faces the decision of her lifetime. 2007
    Drama, Melodrama, Romance  Saenghwal ŭi palgyŏn  생활의 발견 Saenghwal ŭi palgyŏn Kyung-Soo (Kim Sang-Kyung, Lawyers) is an actor, but his last movie was a failure and he has just missed out on a new role. Disappointed and disgusted, he takes a trip to visit a friend and meets two very different women, Myung-Suk (Ye Ji-Won) and Sun-Young (Chu Sang-Mi, Lawyers).

    An aspiring actor falls in love with two women, a dancer and a married woman, and contemplates the consequences of choosing either one of them
    Drama Failan  파이란 P'airan  After losing both her parents, Failan, a Chinese laundress, emigrates to South Korea seeking her only remaining relatives. She arrives only to discover that her relatives have moved to Canada. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan is forced into an arranged marriage through a match-making agency. Kang Jae, a poor, aging gangster decides to marry Failan. Although she has only a picture of Kang Jae, Failan spends her days wishing that he would visit her. She often writes him letters but does not have the nerve to send them. Things take a turn when Kang Jae is asked by his boss to take the fall for a murder.  2007
    Pianists, Drama. My piano 호로비츠를 위하여 Horobich'ŭ rŭl wihayŏ Kim Ji-su is a 31-year-old single woman who once wanted to become a famous pianist like Horowitz. Her dream was shattered but she was able to go on by teaching children to play piano. One day, she discovers a young boy Gyung-min, is a musical genius. She starts to give him intensive music lessons, preparing him for competition, but it does not turn out well. Later, when all seems lost, Ji-su is utterly shocked when she realizes that Gyung-min carries a secret that will change her life forever.  2006
    Drama King and the clown  왕의 남자 Wang ŭi namja Two clowns living in the Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution, but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

    The film focuses on a pair of clowns who perform comic plays, songs, and acrobatic tricks for aristocrats or commoners during the Chosun Dynasty.
    Comedy, Drama  Rooftop After School 방과후 옥상 Bang-kwa-hoo ok-sang Namkoong Dahl is very unlucky everyday since he gets beaten up due to misunderstanding with others, and his hair gets stuck accidentally between the train door when going to school by underground. It seems that he is doomed to fail in every aspect, and have a gloomy life. Afterwards, he is able to transfer to a new high school. However, Namkoong Dahl somehow cannot get rid of his loser streak, and continuously he is ignored and bullied by his classmates. One day, he spots some male classmates bullying the beautiful gal, Mei Ah that he fancies. He then tries to save her out of danger without fight with Namkoong Dahl at the rooftop after school. In the end, Namkoong Dahl does not choose to escape, but instead he acts like a man trying to deal with this issue face to face with Jae koo..... 2006
    Drama,  Romance  Woman on the beach  해변의 연인  Haebyŏn ŭi yŏin Chong-nae and Mun-suk meet on the way to small seashore town trip. They have one-night-stand and get to know each other in peculiar way.  2006
    Drama Marathon 말아톤  Maratʻon An autistic young man, encouraged by his mother, finds positive self-expression in running.  2006
    Drama   내 생애 가장 아름다운 일주일 Nae saengae kajang arŭmdaun ilchuil  Six different couples living in Seoul experience a week full of joy and heartbreak, with many of their stories overlapping.  2006
    Comedy Romantic comedy Melodrama Romance  Millionaire's
           First Love 
    백만장자의 첫사랑  Paengman changja ui chʻot sarang An arrogant rich boy, according to his grandfather's will, has to enroll in a high school in a countryside in order to inherit a huge amount of fortune. At his new school, he begins to have a crush on one of his classmate girls. 2006
    Drama, Thriller  Lady vengeance  친절한 금자씨 Chinjeolhan geumjassi  After being blackmailed and wrongly imprisoned for 13 years, a beautiful woman is finally set free. Now her brutally elaborate plan for vengeance against the true criminal can begin to unfold. 2006
      Bungee jumping of their own  Bŏnji jŏmp'ŭ rŭl hada 번지 점프를 하다 The summer of 1983.SEO In-woo,majoring in Korean language &literature,has not believed in love and fate,but he falls in love with IN Tae-hee majoring in sculpture at first sight. However farewell comes unexpectedly just as his love came before.In-woo is waiting for Tae-hee at the platform where he is supposed to leave for his military service.But Tae-hee doesn't arrive up until the very last. 17 years later.In-woo has forgotten Tae-hee and married another woman.Now he has become a high school teacher. However love hits him again,and the object of his love is his 17 year-old male pupil, named LIM Hyun-bin.He can't accept his emotion at first,but he feels the IN Tae-hee of 17 years ago from Hyun-bin's every action. Her unique curiosity, peculiar habits and especially the lighter of 17 years ago which Tae-hee made! Tae-hee had been in a car accident on her way to the platform where In-woo waited for her and left for his military service 17 years ago. She died.She was born again as Hyun-bin,In-woo's male pupil. Now,they drown themselves off a beautiful cliff in New Zealand with the unwavering faith of
     meeting in the next life.They look like a couple of birds flying high...
    Drama Peppermint candy 박하사탕 Pakha satʻang In the spring of 1999 a distraught and incoherent middle-aged man, Kim Yong-ho, dressed in a tailored business suit, lies along the side of a railroad bridge that overlooks an open field by a lake. Nearby, a loose knit group of friends called the Bong-woo Club, which formed 20 years earlier at the same site during a social gathering of factory employees, are holding their reunion. Yong-ho stumbles into the picnic and is immediately recognized by members of the group as a fellow factory worker. Unable to disconnect himself from his desperate, unarticulated anguish and join in the amusement of his former colleagues, the inconsolable Yong-ho climbs to the railroad tracks and throws himself in front of a passing train, shouting "I am going back." The film then proceeds in reverse chronology through the past 20 years of Yong-ho's life -- from his family's estrangement, financial bankruptcy, traumatic law enforcement career during the 1987 student demonstrations for democratic reform, military service during the crackdown of martial law protestors that led to the tragedy of the 1980 Kwangju massacre, and the loss of his first love, Sun-Nim 2005
    Drama Christmas in August  8월의 크리스 마스 Palwolui Christmas Terminally ill Jung Won decides to spend his last days at his photo shop. There he meets Darim, a meter reader who drops by daily to develop pictures of parking violators. She becomes part of his daily routine, and he falls in love with her. 2005
    Comedy Enemy in law 가문의 위기 Kamun ŭi wigi The leader of a powerful gang gives her sons the mission of finding an outstanding woman for the eldest one to marry. Things go awry when they find the perfect match, only to find out she is a criminal prosecutor.  2005
    Drama 301/302  301/302  Director Chul-Soo Park's award-winning thriller explores the strange disappearance of a young woman living in an apartment building in Seoul, Korea. A police investigation uncovers the shocking story of two women who live across the hall from each other and the obsessions that control their lives. One woman has recently suffered a traumatic break-up with her husband and focuses all of her energy on losing the weight she gained during her marriage while perfecting her skills as a gourmet chef. The other woman is a writer, secretive and quiet, she is somewhat unwilling to befriend her neighbor. Through a series of flashbacks, we see how food encompasses the relationship that develops between the two women and learn the shocking secret of what happened to the woman in apartment 302. 2005
    Drama, Romance 3 iron 빈집 Bin-jip  When a mysterious drifter breaks into a mansion, he discovers a lonely, beautiful woman trapped in an abusive marriage. When she escapes on the back of his motorcycle, their romantic adventures are just beginning. 2005
    Drama Samaritan girl  사마리아 Samaria Jae-Young is a prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her. Yeo-Jin fixes dates, takes care of the money and makes sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of her johns, she has to surpress her feelings towards him. One day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her duty by not looking out for police officers searching for underaged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window nearly killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with.  2005
    Action Drama  Old boy Old boy
    After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors.
    Drama Address unknown 수취인 불명 Suchʻwiin pulmyŏng Chʻang-guk's mother married an Afro-American soldier who was stationed in her village in the 1970s. He then left for America. The mother and son live in a red bus isolated from their neighbors. While waiting for her husband to return to take them to America, she sends letters to him. But every letter is returned to her stamped 'address unknown'. 2005
    Drama Daddy-Long-Legs 키다리 아저씨K'idari Ajŏssi After losing her parents, Yŏng-mi is helped by a benevolent guardian who watches over her from afar. Later, after successfully becoming a writer for a radio program, she is given the opportunity to repay the favor to someone else. 2005
    Drama Bad guy 나쁜 남자 Nappŭn namja  A pimp in Seoul's red light district becomes infatuated with a seemingly innocent college girl. After discovering that the girl is not as innocent as he originally thought, the pimp finds a way to force her into prostitution and an unconventional relationship develops between them.  2005
    Action, Drama, War  Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Tʻaegŭkki hwinallimyŏ A film about two brothers drafted into the army during the Korean War (1950-1953).  2004
    Drama Lure of the wolf 늑대의 유혹 Lure of the wolf
    A high school girl moves to Seoul from the country, and ends up having the toughest guys in two neighboring schools competing for her affection. 

    add Korean title President's barber 효자동 이발사 Hyoja-dong ibalsa The story of an ordinary barber, his wife and his son, and how their lives are changed when the father is made into the personal barber of military president Pak Chŏng-hŭi. Covers the turbulent history of the late 1950s to the late 1970s in a bittersweet fashion. 2004
    Drama, War  DMZ demilitarized zone DMZ 비무장 지대 DMZ pimujang chidae   2004
    Romance, Thriller  The Scarlet letter 주홍글씨 Chuhong kŭlssi The story revolves around a talented police detective who indulges in secret affairs although he has a wife that loves him.  2004
    Drama Oasis 오아시스 Oasisŭ Hailed as the seminal film of the Korean New Wave, acclaimed director Lee Chang Dong's Oasis tells the story of two societal misfits (the award winning Moon So-ri and Sol Kyung-gu) and their struggle to find love and acceptance. Fate helped bring them together; family fought to keep them apart. The film truly is "a triumph that gives humanism back its good name (LA WEEKLY)." 2004
    Chronicle Take care of my cat 고양이를 부탁해 Koyangi rŭl putʻak hae This film tenderly and unsentimentally charts the paths of a quintet of modern South Korean women as they navigate the hazards of young adulthood. First time director Jae-eun Jeong presents a charming & unique approach to the traditional coming of age story with chic style and breezy pop grace. While twins Bi-ryu and Ohn-jo (Eun-shil & Eun-joo Lee) cheerfully resign themselves to the diminished expectations and drab realities of bleak Inchon, narcissistic Hae-joo (Yo-won Lee) surrenders to the seductive undertow of office ladder-climbing at a Seoul brokerage. Melancholy Ji-young (Ji-young Ok) desperately staves off an avalanche of big-city bad luck, leaving the charismatic but circumspect Tae-hee (Doo-na Bae) to spiritedly hold the group together even while challenging the family that exploits her. The film examines courage, loss and yearning in tandem with waking maturity with much credit going to Doo-na Bae's multiple award winning performance. From the title cat that passes from girl to girl to the cell-phone text-messages that appear on screen as the five friends seek to stay connected, this film is both a sincere, emotionally lucid cinematic vision and a brisk pop film treat. (112 Minutes). (Kino) . 2004
    Chronicle, Fantasy  Little mermaid  인어 공주 Inŏ kongju Na-yŏng works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice. Her mother doesn't care what happens to him and doesn't care to look for him. Na-yŏng has no choice but to give up her dream trip abroad and to search for her father instead. Once she arrives at her parents' hometown, Na-yŏng falls into the time and place her mother lived in 30 years ago. After falling into this mysterious world, Na-yŏng gets tangled up in the middle of the love that unfolds between her mother and father. 2004
    Drama, Historical  Untold scandal 스캔들 Sŭkʻaendŭl A highclass woman in the Choson dynasty embarks on a dangerous love game with her cousin, a playboy whose mind is on another woman.  2004
    Chronicle, Drama  Spring
           summer fall winter... and spring 
    봄 여름 가을 봄 Pom yŏrŭm kaŭl kyŏul kŭrigo pom  A young boy lives in a small floating temple on a lake, together with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha.  2004
     Drama Kazoku cinema  가족 씨네마 Kazoku shinema
    Black comedy about Japan's sizable and often beleaguered Korean-Japanese community. Motomi Hayashi (Yu Ae-ri), a producer who is thoroughly dedicated to her career, returns to her abode to discover that her porn star sister (Ichio Matsuda) is going to make a film about her family's first reunion in 20 years. Motomi is less than thrilled with the prospect, seeing as all is not well at the Hayashi household. Motomi's father recently got canned from his longtime job at a Pachinko parlor, while her mother secretly plans to mortgage the house to finance her affair with a younger lover. Motomi grows more uneasy when she learns that the porn director in charge of the undertaking is known for mixing fact with fantasy. Adapted from a book by Miri Yu, a second-generation Korean-Japanese author, Kazoku Cinema was shot entirely in Japan and entirely in Japanese, a first for a Korean-funded film. It was screened at the 1999 Chicago Film Festival. 2003
    Action Drama Science-Fiction  Save the green planet! 지구를지켜라! Chigu rŭl chik'yŏra! Convinced that Andromedans have infiltrated human society, a disturbed man sets out to kidnap his ex-boss and torture him until he confesses his alien identity and calls off the invasion of Earth.  2003

      Korean Movies

      Drama The coast guard 해안선 Haeansŏn A member of Coast Guard Platoon 23, Private Kang (Jang Dong-Gun) monitors a lonely stretch of beach on the Korean shoreline. Driven by the belief that killing a spy is the highest honor, he waits eagerly for a chance to prove his worth as a soldier. One night, Kang shoots without hesitation, mistakenly killing an innocent civilian. Despite receiving honors, he slowly begins to unravel under the grief of what he's done. Losing his grip on reality, tensions and paranoia escalate and further tragedy may become unavoidable. 2003
      Drama Melodrama Romance  the Classic 클래식 Kʻŭllaesik In Korean with English subtitles. Korean Cinema. Romantic Melodrama. Coming of Age Drama. Korean Teenagers. Young Love. Directed by Jae-young Kwak. Classic 2003 or The Classic is a smoothly directed and attractively photographed and cast bit of high, silly sentimentality from Korean filmmaker Jae-young Kwak. There are two story lines, one taking place in 1968 the other, 25 years later. Ji'hae is a young girl who has fallen in love with a young man she is too reticent and shy to speak too. She communicates through her best friend, who is also interested in the boy. While dreamily yearning about how to deal with her feelings, she happens upon some love letters written to her mother years before. The letters reveal the story a romance that is eerily similar to the one Ji-hae faces. Sang Min and Jun-ho are best friends at an elite military academy in 1960s Korea. On a summer vacation, Sang-min meets Ju-hie and the two are immediately smitten with one another. Back at school, Sang-min discovers that Ju-hie and Jun-ho are bound together by an arrangement made by their families. Sang and Ju-hie's relationship continues, in secret they believe, until a near tragedy brings everything to a head. This love story across two generations aims for an emotional kill with its probable audience – prepubescent and teen girls. The film is shot in lovely sunlit tones and the young actors spring into tearful moments on cue. It is like a Korean version of Love Story with topical overtones. The film, in fact, has very American overtones stylistically – its story and characters would translate without a hitch. With: Ye-jin Son as Ji'hae/Ju-hie, In-seong Jo as Sang Min, Seung-woo Cho as Jun-ho, Ki-woo Lee as Tae-su, Sang-in Lee as Su-yeeong, Ye-jin Lim as the Shopkeeper, and Hyeon-tae Yang as Seok-woo. Notes: Screenplay by Jae-young Kwak. 2003
      Crime Memories of murder 살인의 추억 Sarin ŭi chʻuŏk  Based on the true story of South Korea's first serial killer... when women start turning up dead in a small town in South Korea in 1986, two reluctantly partnered cops resolve to bring the killer to justice. But it was a very different world then, and without DNA testing or modern forensics, the investigators are forced to rely mainly on intuition and brute force. At times both touching and humorous, MEMORIES OF MURDER is a riveting tale of a mysterious killer and the ceaseless pressure on those charged with stopping his rampage.

      Based on a true story, the film takes place in a small village in Korea where an intense police investigation follows a series of brutal rapes and murders. 
      Drama Historical  Painted fire 취화선 Chi-hwa-seon In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.  2003
      Drama The Isle 섬 Sŏm The erotic arthouse thriller that caused a sensation at the Sundance, Toronto, and Venice Film Festivals, THE ISLE tells the story of a beautiful woman who lives on an eerie, remote lake selling food to fishermen by day, and her body by night. When the woman becomes obsessed with a former police officer living on the lake, what develops is "a potent allegorical love story." (The Onion)

      A woman lives on a remote lake, selling food to fisherman by day, and her body by night. Her life changes forever though, when she becomes obsessed with a former police officer living on the lake.
        My beautiful girl, Mari 마리 이야기 Mari iyagi  Nam-wu lives with his grandmother and mother after losing his father to a tragic accident in a small village by the sea. He and his best friend Jun-ho are both 12 years old and they hang out with Yo, the cat. One day, he sees a mysterious bead that gives out a strange light at a local store. He worries over it that night and goes back there to buy it but it's no longer there. Disappointed, he hangs out with Yo by the lighthouse. When Yo runs inside the lighthouse, Nam-wu follows it. There he finds the bead on a shelf. When the light hits the bead, the lighthouse transforms into a magical place. As Nam-wu plummets into a pit, a young girl reaches out for him in the nick of time. Nam-wu tells Jun-ho about his fantastic experience but he doesn't believe him. The two visit the lighthouse again and meet Ma-ri, the girl from a fantasy land. The two share this secret between them. But as the two pass their days with Ma-ri, Nam-wu's grandmother collapses and a storm that hits the village puts Jun-ho's father in jeopardy… 2002
      Drama Melodrama Romance  Pom nal ŭn kanda 봄날은 간다 Pom nal ŭn kanda Sang-u, a sound engineer, and Ŭn-su, a D.J., meet and fall in love on their many trips together to collect and record the sounds of nature. But Sang-u's ever-intensifying passion often reminds Ŭn-su of her painful past. 2002
      Action Romantic comedy  Kick the moon 신라의 달밤 Silla ŭi tal pam The year is 1982: Gangsan high school is celebrating the end of a class trip for this year. Young-Joon, a smart geek kid, is rejected by everyone while Gi-Dong, the gang leader of the school, is celebrating with everyone. But because of an unexpected event, the night became the start of a complete change in their respective lives. Now 2001, the present, Young-Joon the smart kid is now the main consultant of the Gil-Nam gang, one of the biggest Jopok gangs in Korea. While Gi-Dong the high school gang leader has become a strict high school teacher, he is still living in Gyeongju, their hometown. One night, Young-Joon and Gi-Dong paths cross again and eventually become very good friends. But their destiny will strike again and one night they will meet Kim, beautiful spirited women, owner of a small local restaurant. From that night, they will forget their friendship and declare war to each other and the winner will take Kim as the prize. But both men will also have to deal and overcome their personal problems while fighting for the women of their dreams. 2001
      Drama Chorok mulkogi  초록 물고기 Chorok mulkogi "Makdong's family used to own acres of farmland that are now covered in ugly apartment buildings and now they get by selling eggs to the residents. All Makdong wants to do is make this easier for his family and in the process he becomes a gangster just to get by"--IMDb web site 2001
      Action Comedy Attack the gas station 주유소 습격사건 Chuyuso sŭpkyŏk sakŏn Four young men attack the gas station.  2001
      Comedy Romantic comedy  My sassy girl  엽기적인 그녀 Wo de ye man nü you Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girls abuses. 2001
      Drama Real fiction 실제상황  Silche sanghwang A portrait artist is frustrated with his life and having a terrible day, and finally he snaps.  2000
      Melodrama, Romance Virgin stripped bare by her 오! 수정  O! Su-jŏng   A love story told from two different points of view. 2000
      Action, Drama, Thriller  Shiri  쉬리 Shiri A phantom sniper is methodically assassinating key figures in a South Korean intelligence investigation. Special agent Ryu and his partner Lee suspect North Korea's most lethal female operative, Hee, as being responsible. When a security breach prompts the theft of a high-tech liquid explosive, CTX, from the South Korean authorities, Ryu and Lee are certain there's a mole within their ranks. 1999
      Drama Seopyonje 서편제 Sŏpʻyŏnje Based on a short story by Lee Chung-joon, Yu-bong (Kim Myung-gon) is a p'ansori master who travels with two adopted children, daughter Song-hwa (O Chang-hae), Yu-bong's p'ansori apprentice, and son Dong-ho (Kim Kyu-chul), a drummer. The drum is the only instrument that accompanies p'ansori - unless you consider the singer's occasional fluttering of a folding fan for emotional emphasis an instrument. The three troubadours travel throughout the countryside in efforts to perform and develop their artistry while trying to remain true to Yu-bong's interpretation of what qualifies as real p'ansori. 1993

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