A personal and subjective video essay series on the Korean cinema, consisting of 9 episodes. Its episodes include fragments of memory about Korean films and their ‘field’, actual moments of what is happening here and now, and images excerpted from Korean films. [Ep 1] My Chungmuro (2002) [Ep 2] For March of Fools (2003) [Ep 3] Smoking Women (2003) [Ep 4] Kino 99 (2003) [Ep 5] Song of Keumsoon (2004) [Ep 6] The Creative Restoration of ‘An Empty Dream’ (2005) [Ep 7] Reflection on Kim Gu (2005) [Ep 8] Garibong, Again (2006) [Ep 9] A Short Film about Pre-1945 Korean Cinema (2006)
Yong-cheol, a gangster living in the 1930's, gains the reputation of having amazing fighting skills. However, he decides to give up his lucrative but dangerous calling for his girlfriend. He agrees to do one more job for his boss, but during the robbery, he winds up killing his girlfriend's brother.
A Korean riff on The Terminator.
A big city crime lord has been betrayed by four associates. With only hours until his immanent arrest...
The Korean alphabet, illustrated with animation, spoken, and accompanied by music.
Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho bitch” in her neighborhood. Bok-Soon’s relatively peaceful life with her sister is disrupted when they cross paths with a serial killer named Tae-Soo (Lee Min-ki). Tae-Soo kills Bok-Soon’s sister because she may have stumbled upon the truth of his murderous lifestyle. Bok-Soon’s rage consumes her completely, leading her to plot her revenge on Tae Soo.
Two friends accidentally drift from North Korea into South Korea after falling asleep during a fishing trip. Broke and unable to get home, they enter a singing contest whose grand prize is a trip to North Korea!
Admiral Lee Sun-shin designs and builds the 'Turtle Ships' in preparation of the Japanese invasion during the Injin War. He is promoted after his victories, but due to his expanding influence and increased popularity in military circles, the king comes to fear him and has him imprisoned. A year later, the Japanese navy attempts another invasion and the king is required to enter the prison and beg the admiral's assistance.
Kishore works as an assistant director and dreams of making him big someday in showbiz. A chance encounter with Eva changes his life forever and the man falls in love.
Ulrike Ottinger’s provocative mélange of ethnography, stunning tableaux and baroque vignettes was inspired by what she calls the “well-stocked miracle” of Korean wedding chests, assembled according to time-honored customs. This exploration of love and marriage in South Korea looks closely at ancient and present-day rituals, revealing what is old in the new and new in the old. Her inquiry leads us from shamans, temples and priests, to the enchanted maze of 21st-century Seoul, where vendors of medicinal herbs co-exist with high-tech beauty salons for wedding couples and secular marriage palaces. Using film much like a canvas, Ottinger creates a modern fairytale flush with mythological heroes, traditional rites, ancestral symbolism, dreams of eternal love, and a whole lot of Western kitsch. One of her most acclaimed documentaries, it captures the amazing phenomenon of new mega-cities and their contradictory societies caught in a balancing act.
Founder of VICE Shane Smith spends an eternity on a train and hops out at the end of the line in Siberia to investigate logging camps that use North Korean slave labor.
A short that shows the pressure to get married that Korean girls in their late twenties have to go through. Ko Ah Rah, however, has her own way of dealing with her mother's insistent telephone calls.
Discover the roots of Korean cinema. A cinema who surprised by the success recorded in the major international festivals. Interviews to five famous Korean directors, to get to know closely the evolution of Korean cinema. Through their words, their pictures and their stories. The Korean cinema has tendency to describe both the society, the past and the modern. The world of west cinema knows these directors through the journey of some of their movies. What do we know about their thoughts, their life, their culture and their way of working? The documentary focus on it.
Documentary directed by Tom Kleespie inspired from Korean War veterans who recall memories both painful and patriotic, putting a human face on an often forgotten conflict. Stories include wartime recollections, such as one soldier's first moments seeing a MiG fighter up close, and veterans' often-tragic experiences returning home, where Americans largely neglected to welcome them back.
Documentary - The Korean conflict is often called "The Forgotten War," but it has never been forgotten by the men and women who experienced it. These veterans share their thoughts, experiences and memories, highlighting the human and social costs of war. Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
An alluring collection of twenty-five short films by some of the most promising, up-and-coming directors in Korea.
Documentary on the Korean War.
Vice.com We went to North Korea to try and penetrate the Korean Feature Film Studio, the state-run film production facility west of Pyongyang: a sprawling lot that at its height produced around 40 films a year.
'How to stop being Korean' is a fake documentary. The audio comes from 'The Voice of Opportunity', the pirate radio channel by 'The Opportunist Peninsula Union Central Committee'. It tells the history of opportunitism in Korea, that is just the history of Korea.
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.
Hometown Legends (2008) is a series of 8 one-act dramas. It is the continuation of a classic series of ghost stories which aired first on KBS between 1977 and 1989 and later between 1996 and 1999. This marks the return of the series after nine years.
The story of a grim reaper who gets erased from the memories of the world for breaking the rules of heaven and falling in love with a mortal woman after inhabiting a human body.
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.
약 20여 년의 역사를 쌓아 올리며 한국 힙합 음악계는 현재의 독자적인 환경을 만들어왔습니다. 오랫동안 한국 힙합의 창구 기능을 담당한 힙합엘이(HIPHOPLE)와 힙합플레이야(HIPHOPPLAYA) 역시 새로운 흐름에 발을 맞춰가며 현재까지 운영을 이어오고 있습니다. 그동안 양사는 한국 힙합의 새로운 앞날과 방향성에 대해 함께 고민을 이어왔고, 그 결과 지난 2월, 첫 번째 한국 힙합 어워즈의 개최를 성대하게 알렸습니다. 그리고 그 움직임은 올해도 이어지고 있습니다. 한국 힙합에 열성을 바치고 있는 음악가들과 그들의 작품에 작은 활기를 불어넣고 싶은 목적으로 시작된 ‘한국 힙합 어워즈 2018’이 오랜 준비 끝에 본격적으로 막을 열게 되었습니다. 한국 힙합 어워즈 2018은 열정 가득한 수많은 음악가와 그들의 작품이 조금 더 많은 빛을 보기를 바라며, 녹록지 않은 현실 속에서 활동을 이어가는 아티스트들이 그들의 음악을 지탱할 수 있는 버팀목이 될 수 있기를 바랍니다. 한국 힙합 어워즈 2018은 올 한해 힙합씬의 발전을 일궈내기 위해 치열한 노력을 기한 음악가들과 한결같이 이 문화를 지지해온 팬들에 대한 진심 어린 헌사가 될 것입니다. 한국 힙합 어워즈 운영팀은 앞으로도 한국 힙합의 긍정적인 방향을 위해 길을 걸어갈 준비가 되어있습니다. 한국 힙합 어워즈 2018을 응원해 주시는 여러분께 진심으로 감사드리며, 앞으로도 관심과 성원을 부탁드립니다.
During Season 1 of On the Border, we travelled the world to cross borders. In this season, we decided to stay a bit closer and cross borders in Korea. We look at the past to understand the present, and for the first time in TV history, we cross the most precarious border in the world. Along with Seol Min Seok, Jun Hyun Moo, Moon Geun Young, Yoo Byeong Jae, and Daniel Lindemann, we will travel the country to learn about the history of Korea and cross borders. Please join On the Border to cross the borders of Korea.
The cast prepares a "Surprising Day" for young Korean backpackers at a boarding house in Spain.
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.
This drama focuses on the life of Jung Yak Yong, a gifted scholar from Joseon who also had a keen eye for investigation.
Woo Lee-kyung worked at a major law firm as a secretary when she fell head-over-heels in love with Byun-hyuk, a rising star attorney in the firm. They fell madly in love with each other and ended up living together for three years. However, one day, Byun-hyuk decided to leave her, and all she had left were his law school books. The despaired Lee-kyung studied day and night with Byun-hyuk’s books, and soon passed the bar exam herself. Lee-kyung ends up opening her own tiny office with no employees. Her first task is to represent Han Min-kook, who winds up in a huge divorce lawsuit that could cost him an incredible sum of $100 million dollars. This case also lands Lee-kyung in a funny, cute tale of romance. Meanwhile, the story takes an odd twist when it is discovered that Han Min-kook’s ex-wife, Lee Ae-ri, is Lee-kyung’s good friend, and the lawyer representing Ae-ri is none other than Byun-hyuk himself. At the end of the day, Lee-kyung is left with the challenge of facing a showdown with her friend, Ae-ri, as well as her first love, Byun-hyuk.
She's an attractive superstar that everyone feels very far away from, yet she has a secret buried deep in her heart. One day, a normal man becomes her bodyguard. They go every where together knowing that they cannot be in love with each other. The man will be her bodyguard for 99 days. Kohei Namiki who works at a security company is a single man approaching his 40's. Although he is passionate about astrology, he cannot follow through on his dreams to work in an observatory due to his family and economic difficulties. The superstar actress from South Korea, Han Yoo Na arrives in Japan to star in a drama series. Yoo Na and Kohei's unexpected encounter of becoming master and servant slowly develops into an interesting relationship.