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  • THN's Korean Cinema Style Week 4: Kim Jee-woon - A Bittersweet Life

    2012/12/15, Source
    With Gangnam Style destroying the charts the world over, we will soon see a second wave of the Korean invasion taking place. Three of South Koreas most commercially successful and critically acclaimed directors have their English language debuts set for next year. Kim Jee-woon ("THE LAST STAND"), Park Chan-wook ("STOKER"), and Bong Joon-ho ("Snowpiercer") have already proved themselves in their homeland, and here at THN we are taking a look back over their past efforts. Starting with the films of Kim Jee-woon, join us each week over the course of the next few months as we explore The Land Of The Morning Calm. Director: Kim Jee-woon Year:  2005 Cast: Lee Byeong-hyeon, Kim Young-chul, Shin Min-ah, Hwang Jung-min, Jin Goo, Plot: Sun Woo is an enforcer at a top hotel. He must also run errands for his gangland boss, one of which is to spy on his boss' young lover. When Sun Woo listens to his heart and doesn't follow orders, his world falls apart around him. Yet another genre hop for Kim Jee-woon, sees the director applying his talents to the gangster genre. As you can imagine, "A Bittersweet Life" is often lost in the sea of Korean revenge dramas, but stands out due to the way Kim crafts each individual frame with the care of an artist truly enjoying his craft. There are also those snippets of unexpected humour that may seem absurd upon reflection, but create an aura of realism at the time,...More
  • Runners-Up Put On Strong Fight in Smartphone Market

    2011/05/20, Source
    Pantech's spokesmodel, actor Lee Byeong-hyeon shows the company's new Vera Racer smartphone at a launch event at its headquarters in Sangam-dong, Seoul on Thursday. Apple and Samsung Electronics, which lead Korea's smartphone market, are facing stiff competition from runners-up. Samsung sold 450,000 units of its Galaxy S2 in just two weeks after its release, taking the top spot in the domestic market. Apple's initial dominance following the release of the iPhone 4 has cooled somewhat, but the company is still a formidable force to be reckoned with. But Pantech, LG Electronics and foreign smartphone makers are putting up a good fight with new models,...More

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