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Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:43
[INTERVIEW] Ra Mi-ran's comedic talents shine in 'Honest Candidate 2'
Actress Ra Mi-ran, a late bloomer who made her film debut in “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” (2005) at the age of 30, made a big impression in the role of a fast-talking politician who suddenly cannot lie anymore after her grandmother's wish comes true in “Honest Candidate.” The 2020 film saw moderate success at the box office, reaching over 1.5 million moviegoers, despite a hu...
| 2022-09-30 17:04
Loan period extended for US-captured Joseon-era flag
The loan period for a rare Joseon-era flag, which had been captured by U.S. naval forces during the 1871 military action against the Joseon Kingdom and was returned to Korea on a lease, has been extended for another year.
| 2022-09-29 16:52
Multi-genre film 'Daemuga' adds shamanic voice to hip-hop
“Daemuga” stands apart from other films not only because of its surrealistic touch, but also by blending the genres of comedy, drama, mystery and crime. The multi-genre film revolves around three ill-fated shamans ― Ma Seong-jun (Park Sung-woong), Gangnam (Yang Hyun-min) and Shin Nam (Ryu Gyung-soo) ― who are each tasked with performing a shamanistic exorcism ritual known as ...
| 2022-09-28 16:25
Nam Joo-hyuk returns to big screen in crime action 'Remember'
Nam Joo-hyuk is returning to the big screen for the first time in two years as an innocent young man who becomes embroiled in a murder plot in “Remember,” directed by Lee Il-hyung, best known for his 2016 crime action film, “A Violent Prosecutor.” A Korean remake of Atom Egoyan's 2015 Nazi-hunter film of the same title, “Remember” revolves around Pil-joo (Lee Sung-min), an ol...
| 2022-09-27 16:04
What to enjoy at K-Culture Festival
The K-Culture Festival is returning in full force this year after being held online and in a hybrid format during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third edition of the festival, scheduled to take place for nine days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8 in Seoul, will feature various programs - showcases by musicians and bands from various music genres including concerts with star-studded lineup...
People & Events
| 2022-09-27 08:24
'Project Wolf Hunting' actor on accidentally finding fame, playing laconic criminal
Actor Jang Dong-yoon found fame accidentally after giving a TV interview for stopping a robbery at a convenience store. He immediately went viral on the internet with his act of bravery and good looks. Then Jang was approached by the head of an entertainment agency. This changed the course of his life.
| 2022-09-25 17:28
[INTERVIEW] At age 50, Yum Jung-ah is at top of her game
Yum Jung-ah is one of the most accomplished actresses of her generation here who remains at the top of her game, but she still gets nervous before opening a movie. Ahead of the release of her new film, “Life is Beautiful,” Yum made a secret visit to a movie theater in Seoul where she sat with the audience and watched their reactions during the pre-release screening.
| 2022-09-22 14:11
Seaside train tour offers epic coastal views, heritage sites in Gangneung
GANGNEUNG, Gangwon Province - Gangneung is a city with rich cultural heritage and incredible ocean views. The eastern coastal area stretching from Gangneung to PyeongChang, Sokcho and Yangyang is nicknamed “the jewel of Korea's real landscape painting” for its stunning scenery and coastal views. Since ancient times, scholars and travelers headed east to Gangwon Province to en...
Travel & Food
| 2022-09-22 09:41
'Confession' actor So Ji-sub recalls handwritten letter from director
Actor So Ji-sub said director Yoon Jong-seok's handwritten letter was part of the reason why he was so drawn to “Confession,” a mystery thriller that tells the story of a man suspected of murder. “When Yoon suggested that we work together on this project, he gave me a handwritten letter that included details about the character and why he wanted to work with me. I was touched...
| 2022-09-20 14:53
2022 K-Culture Festival to be held Sept. 30
Korean culture fans from around the world will get the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities related to Korean music, dramas, food, beauty and more, at the K-Culture Festival, which will kick off in Seoul this month. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) said, Thursday, that they will hold the 2...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2022-09-20 09:29
Korean Lunar New Year vs. Chinese Lunar New Year
Over 76% of South Koreans support development of nuclear weapons
Koreans reluctant to unmask on first day of eased indoor mask rule
Stock-leveraged investments rise again amid bullish KOSPI
[ANALYSIS] Pandemic awakens demand for data-driven automation
SPC opens 120th Paris Baguette store in US
Busan seeks to take lead in expo race after BIE's April visit
Retailers seek to bolster beauty product sales as lifting of mask mandate approaches
Biohealth geared for growth
NK slams NATO chief's Seoul visit as 'prelude to war'
Nepal plane crash
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