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2005/04/14 | Permalink | Source

SubtitlesRikidozan (Yokdosan) (2004)

At noon on April 16

Seoul Selection


The movie portrays the life of a legendary Korean professional wrestler Kim Shin-rak, who became a wrestling hero in 1950s and '60s Japan. Immigrating from what is now North Korea, Kim joins a sumo stable with hopes of becoming a champion in the traditional Japanese sport. But despite his passion, Kim is discriminated against for being of "Choson" or Korean descent. And he later finds a new way for success at professional wrestling and becomes the celebrity wrestler Rikidozan, or Yokdosan in Korean. Tickets: 3,000 won. Located near Anguk Station, subway line 3. Details: (02) 734-9539 or Open the link

The President's Last Bang (Kuttae Kusaramdul) (2005)

At 10:20 a.m. until May 12

Joongang Cinema

Directed by Im Sang-soo, the film "The President's Last Bang" is a fictionalized account of the president's death on Oct. 26, 1979. It is set during a party at the president's "safe house," an unregistered location for the late president managed by the KCIA in Kungjung-dong, Seoul. For more information, visit Open the link (in Korean).

Charity Movie Coffee Mornings

At 9:30 a.m. on April 28

Seoul Club

This session will screen the movie "A Family (Kajok)", a moving story of a father, his ex-convict daughter and her 10-year-old brother. The entrance fee is 16,000 won, which will be donated to a local charity organization. The venue is located near the Shilla Hotel in Changchung-dong, Seoul. Details: 011-748-1972 or Open the link

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