Based on real events, A Hill in Korea charts the fortunes of a small group of British soldiers serving in the Korean War. Out on a routine patrol, the soldiers find that Chinese troop movements have cut them off from their own lines. They try to fight their way back to safety but with the enemy surrounding them on all sides, the prospects look bleak. Facing almost insurmountable odds, they decide to stand a fight.
An orientation film for American soldiers traveling to Korea in the years after the war.
Nothing's fair in love and war.
Reporter for a North Korean news service joins the partisans when the Americans and UN forces invade South Korea.
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in May, the historic meeting made headlines around the world. By coincidence, the meeting coincided with another historic visit, with Michael Palin heading to North Korea for an “unprecedented” new series about the secretive nation. The new series had been in negotiations for two years, but the timing meant the Monty Python and Vanity Fair star was able to spend a week among the nation’s ordinary citizens, gauging their reaction to the news as part of the new documentary.
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary, Welcome to North Korea is a grotesquely surreal look at the all-too-real conditions in modern-day North Korea.
Defilada was made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary celebrations of state's founding in North Korea, which the regime intended to use to eclipse the 1988 Summer Olympics taking place that year in Seoul, South Korea. The North Korean regime invited filmmakers from countries then considered friendly (read: Communist), including People's Republic of Poland, which sent a team under Andrzej Fidyk. The documentary is primarily composed of declarative statements, as well as texts of North Korean newspapers and books. There was no author's commentary. Fidyk commented that he and his team were likely “the most disciplined” foreign team of filmmakers in North Korea, as they did not trouble the regime by looking under the surface - they were content with what they were given and asked to do. (Wikipedia)
30 minute long Oscar winning documentary
Apr 25, 1998
A unified team representing the two Koreas competed at the 1991 Chiba International Table Tennis Championships. It was the first such sport team since the division of the Korean peninsula. The unified team won the group competition event, beating the front runner, China. HA Ji-won plays the South Korean table tennis player, HYEON Jeong-hwa and her North Korean counterpart, LEE Bun-hee, is played by BAE Doona.
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.
This documentary takes you through the daily life of North Koreans.
North Korea has nuclear weapons. How has the country managed to procure them in stealth? Donald Trump is under the impression that, as US president, he could convince Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, to disarm his nuclear weapons and make peace with South Korea. But how was it even possible that North Korea, one of the poorest countries in the world, could gain the knowledge of producing rockets with nuclear warheads?
This two-hour special reveals the complicated history, extreme politic, and rigid societal standards that have created a legacy of internal oppression and external aggression. As the North Korean people suffered famine, labor camp and public executions, the Kim regime spent three generations relentlessly pursuing nuclear ambitions. They operate as a criminal syndicate, using counterfeit money, drugs and cyber espionage to fund their war machine. Now, with weapons rivaling the world’s superpowers, their aggressive rhetoric has pushed the world to a crisis point.
Join National Geographic's Lisa Ling as she captures a rare look inside North Korea - something few Americans have ever been able to do. Posing as an undercover medical coordinator and closely guarded throughout her trip, Lisa moves inside the most isolated nation in the world, encountering a society completely dominated by government and dictatorship. Glimpse life inside North Korea as you've never seen before with personal accounts and powerful footage. Witness first-hand efforts by humanitarians and the challenges they face from the rogue regime.
Eun-bi, an orphaned girl who works as a prostitute, is moved to action when her prostitute friend is brutally gang raped and the police do nothing because her friend was a prostitute. Deciding to run for Korea's parliament, she runs into mob coercion and deception along with way. This movie is a funny but insightful satire of the corruption of Korean elections.
This Traveltalk entry first visits Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, when the country's name was still Siam. Then it's off to Seoul, South Korea. When the visit was made in the early 1930s, Korea was not yet divided and was a province administered by Japan. The film emphasized the deep influence of Buddhism on the daily life of the peoples in both countries.
If the cityscapes and patriotic anthems of this film seem a far cry from the bleak landscape of Seoul Train, that's no accident. Dutch filmmaker Pieter Fleury, with the full permission and cooperation of the North Korean government, created this propaganda film that gives us a glimpse of a day in the life of one of the world's most enigmatic societies. A Day in the Life, largely dictated by the North Korean film bureau, follows a typical North Korean family through their daily duties, largely dedicated to the pride in the North Korean nation of comrades and the glory of General Kim Jong Il.The film is meant to extol the success of modern North Korea. But does it? With straight footage and a total absence of narration, viewers may interpret Fleury's film in a slightly different manner than intended
A detailed military history of the Korean War and preceding events, from 1945 to 1953.
Travelogue series into the notably private nation.
South Korean drama based on the American television series Criminal Minds. Profilers investigate cases from the perspective of the criminals to solve them.
A new type of reality Korean vacation show exploring both the fun and cultural differences of foreigners who are in Korea for the first time through their Korean vacation travel log.
This drama takes place in year 1997 and is about a failing cosmetics company that tries to turn a former high school beauty queen into Miss Korea. Oh Ji Young is the former high school beauty queen who has grown up to be nothing more an an elevator girl. Meanwhile, Kim Hyung Joon is an employee of the cosmetics company and will lead the efforts to turn Oh Ji Young into Miss Korea to save his company.
“Missing Korea” is a romantic comedy set in the fictional year of 2020 when North and South Korea have taken significant steps towards reunification. One of those steps include hosting the first-ever combined Miss Korea pageant.
Korea's version of the late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory cast members.
Saturday Night Live Korea is a South Korean late-night live television sketch comedy and variety television program broadcast on general service cable channel tvN. It is adapted from the long-running American TV show Saturday Night Live on NBC. The weekly program premiered on December 3, 2011, and airs on Saturdays at 23:00.
Project Runway Korea is the Korean version of the American reality show Project Runway. It is Korean television's first localized franchise from a foreign-language reality competition, and the third Project Runway version in Asia after Malaysia and the Philippines. The winner of Project Runway Korea's first season received ₩50 million in prize money, along with a car and a fashion spread in Elle Korea; the second season increased the prize money to ₩70 million.
Notes From North Korea was a CNN report, airing on May 10, 2008. The focus of the report concerned nuclear plants in North Korea, and the views of North Korean citizens about the United States. The original airtime was 1:00 PM central time. The report was given by CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour. It reportedly took Amanpour nine years to receive approval for her visa. The feature was opened by a performance from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Top Gear Korea is the South Korean adaptation of BBC's popular Top Gear show. Officially announced on June 21, 2011, the show follows a similar format with the British version and season 1 included 3 presenters: singer and professional driver Kim Jin-pyo, actor Yeon Jung-hoon, and actor Kim Kap-soo. It premiered on cable channel XTM on August 20, 2011. The show uses a circuit in Ansan city, which is not used for racing but just for tests and social events, as the main test facility and the Power Lap Time track. Korea International Circuit, the venue of Korean Grand Prix and Taebaek Racing Park are used for some episodes.
Korea's Got Talent is a South Korean reality television show that was first broadcast on 4 June 2011 on tvN. The show is based on the Got Talent series format, originating with Britain's Got Talent. This is the show's first series in Korea. The judges are Kolleen Park, Jang Jin and Song Yun-ah. The show started accepting applicants on 9 February 2011 via ARS, the official website, and smart phone apps. The show held regional auditions nationwide starting in Busan on 2 April 2011. The show became famous around the world after a video of Sung-Bong Choi's appearance gained worldwide media attention. For prizes, the semi-finalists will have the opportunity to sign with Sony Music, and the winner will receive US$100,000.
Korea's Next Top Model is a Korean reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Korea's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry. The prize also includes a feature in W Magazine Korea and a contract for SK-II. As part of the Top Model franchise, it is based on the hit American TV show America's Next Top Model, and it shares the same format. On 6 January 2010 it was announced that Korean channel Onstyle would begin production of a Korean version of the model search show. Model Jang Yoon-ju would helm the judging panel as the host of the show. Season 4 will start in August 2013.
The Kim family's dark and surreal story provides a fresh perspective on North Korea.
Koreana or Jenna is a Filipino drama television series produced by GMA Network. It stars Kris Bernal, Saab Magalona, Steven Silva and Rocco Nacino. This series is directed by Gil Tejada, Jr. and premiered October 11, 2010 on GMA Haponalo block. The show also broadcast internationally through GMA Pinoy TV and premiered three days later, October 14, 2010, from the original airdate. The show concluded on February 25, 2011, comprising a total of one hundred episodes. On May 29, 2013 GMA Life TV airs its English-dubbed version worldwide.
A self-serving mythical creature's bid for invincibility backfires when he finds himself at the mercy of a woman who can see otherworldly beings.
More than fifty years ago, American and United Nations troops fought a bitter and bloody war in a country unknown to most Americans. Many weren't quite sure what we were fighting for. But in just three short years in Korea, 37,000 Americans lost their lives; thousands more are still listed as missing. The Korean conflict is often called "The Forgotten War," but it has never been forgotten by the men and women who experienced it. In KOREAN WAR STORIES, these veterans share their memories. Their personal stories, thoughts and feelings are set within the historical context, reminding us of the human and social costs that the Korean War had on our society. Interviewees include John Glenn, former U.S. Senator, astronaut; John S. Warner, U.S Senator; Ted Williams, baseball player; Willie Nelson, musician; James Baker, former U.S Secretary of State; Rep. Charles Rangel, N.Y.; Lt. Colonel Charles B. "Brad" Smith; Gen. Raymond G. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, and many other highly decorated veterans. Their stories server to inspire and remind us that freedom is not free.