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[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles]

2004/08/13 | Permalink | Source

▣ Paramui Chonsol (Dance With The Wind) (2004)
Seoul Selection Bookstore
Saturday at noon
Though dancing in general has grown in popularity here, there is still somewhat of a stigma attached to ballroom dancing, as it is seen as a tool of seduction for the "chebi (swallow)", or gigolos who prey on older women in the nation's seedier nightclubs. Both the pure and seedy sides of the craft is looked at the witty and well-paced film "Dance With The Wind". The film tells of Pung-sik (Lee Sung-jae), an ordinary company man stuck on life's deadening treadmill who becomes transformed after meeting an old friend and professional chebi. For Pung-sik, however, dancing becomes an obsession taking him across the country in a quest to master the art, and though his devotion to his craft seems unquestionable, it also leads him to a lifestyle he most wants to avoid. On DVD. Located near Anguk Station on subway line 3. Tickets: 3,000 won. Details: (02) 734-9565 or www.seoulselection. com.

▣ Yogo Kwedam (Whispering Corridors) (1998)
Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
KNTO Building

The movie that began the high school horror film trend will be shown back-to-back with another horror film, "Tell Me Something" from 1999. Located near exit 5 of Chonggak Station on subway line 1. Free. Details: (02) 729- 9497/8.

Bunshinsaba - Ouija Board (2004)
8:30 p.m. on weekdays, 6:40 p.m. on the weekend
Cine Core theater The horror film tells of a high school student who is tormented by peers at her new school and attempts to take revenge by calling a ghost, but her vengeance brings calamity upon the whole village. Located near Chonggak Station on subway line 1. Details: (02) 734-9565 or www.seoulselection.com.

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