Korean movies opening today 2017/11/09 in Korea
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"To Be Sixteen" (2015)
Directed by Kim Hyun-seung
With Kim Joo-yeob, Lee Joo-woo, Jo Ha-sung,...
Sejun lives in a small suburban city with his sickly mother, incompetent father, and an elder brother. Sejun has a crush on Sukyung and one day, he finds out that Sukyung is pregnant by his best friend, Jinyoung. Sejun shares this secret with Sukyung and feels he has to protect her. This is the story of a 16-year-old boy who takes shelter from his own family troubles by becoming involved with a girl's secret.
"The Preparation" (2017)
Directed by Cho Young-jun
With Go Doo-shim, Kim Sung-kyun, Yoo Sun, Park Chul-min, Kim Hee-jung-II, Eo Sung-wook,...
A warm view of a mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer prepares herself to leave her family and her son who is intellectually disabled.
"Happy Bus Day" (2016)
Directed by Lee Seung-won-I
With Seo Kab-sook, Kim Sun-young, Lee Jae-in-I, Kim Kwon-hoo, Lee Ju-won, Kim Ae-jin,...
This story is about a family that gathers to celebrate the eldest brother's birthday and kill one of their own.
"Special Lady" (2016)
Directed by Lee An-gyoo
With Kim Hye-soo, Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Hee-jun, Choi Moo-sung, Kim Min-seok, Oh Ha-nee,...
Filming began: 2016/01/28
Story of a woman who fights against the ruthless world of man's society in order to protect her only son.
Hyeon-jeong, a used-to-be prostitute, is now the NO.2 of the gang which turns into a leading enterprise. Sang-hoon who has been picked up by Hyeon-jeong, becomes the top killer in the gang. Hyeon-jeong is the reason why he bears all the dirty works in the underworld. Dae-sik, a fierce prosecutor, gets caught in a trap by Hyeon-jeong and is now forced to help to build up the gang's business, but seeks for the revenge. Meanwhile, the fatal weakness of Hyeon-jeong, the existence of her hidden son who she secretly gave birth in a prison, is revealed. The boy immediately becomes the target for every opponent including Sang-hoon. Blinded by jealousy, Sang-hoon plans to demolish the gang and negotiates with Dae-sik. Hyeon-jeong now starts the lonely fight to protect her son, who doesn't even know his mother's existence...
"Communication and Lies" (2015)
Directed by Lee Seung-won-I
With Jang Sun, Kim Kwon-hoo, Kim Sun-young, Kim Ah-hyun, Park Ji-hoon-I,...
This black and white film with a 4:3 aspect ratio unfolds following an abnormal couple. An eight-minute long take intro doesn't show the main character's face, but shows the other woman's face, who keeps asking questions. One of the private institute's teachers interrogates the woman, seemingly a cleaning woman there. Is it true that she slept with one of the male teachers whenever they eat out? Is it also true that she was taken pictures? She answers yes. Another main character is one of the private institute's male teachers. He phones the Dasan Call Center and talks nonsense, saying that the dog next door stares at him every day, so do something about it. A woman and man with psychological problems meet and carry out some bizarre acts. These two, unable to communicate with the world, fail to communicate with each other too, evoking a strange sadness in the audience. NAM Dong-chul)
20th Busan International Film Festival (2015) - New Currents