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What Hollywood can learn from Park Chan-Wook

Acclaimed Korean writer and director Park Chan-Wook has created some of South Korea’s most famous films which include the powerfully symbolic ‘Vengeance Trilogy’ and his first vampire film ‘Thirst’. His films have flourished the world over despite their violent content and graphic sexual exploits on-screen. He has…

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The Rise of Anti-Heroes in Korean Dramas

Korean dramas are a highly imitative genre. If something is successful once you will surely see many variations on a theme cropping up. How many “Boys Over Flowers” clones are there out there? Since the release of the critically acclaimed smash hit “The Innocent Man” in 2012 it’s no…

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Korean Films in Review: The Berlin File

‘The Berlin File’ is the highly anticipated, fast paced action film of international secrecy and plotting from acclaimed director and screenwriter Ryoo Seung-wan and has lived up to the hype that preceded its release.

The action starts immediately when a negotiation between Pyo (Ha Jung-woo), a North Korean…

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Edinburgh Film Festival brings Korean film to Scotland

The prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival is to show a series of South Korean films as part of this year’s programme. The Focus on Korea strand of the festival will run from 22nd to the 30th of June and will be showcasing five different films, both independent and mainstream…

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Korean Films In Review: Stoker

‘Stoker’ is Park Chan-wook’s debut into the world of English language film, and with it he has already established himself as a serious contender for turning his career to international eyes.

‘Stoker’ revolves around the Stoker family after the sudden death of the father figure, Richard Stoker. During…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 25th February – 3rd March

One of the most notable events happening this week is definitely the release of perhaps Korea’s most famous and most celebrated director, Park Chan-wook’s English-language film debut Stoker which sees its UK release nationwide on Friday. The film is a psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman and…

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Korean Events of the Week: 11th -17th February

An interesting mix of events this week with another couple of exhibitions coming to an end and more events happening outside of London. There is another K-pop event, though not quite on the same scale as the (admittedly fairly empty) TEEN TOP concert, some film screenings and an opportunity…

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2013: Upcoming Korean Films

2012 was a fantastic year for Korean film, The Thieves is currently the second highest single day opener of all time in Korea and Nameless Gangster had over 4 million viewings in under a month. Following Korean film success, two of Korea’s most noted directors are making their Hollywood…

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