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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:05
Director Isao Yukisada says Korea-Japan TV and film collaboration 'inevitable'
Given Korea's booming cultural content industry, there is a growing list of creators in Asia and beyond that are eager to collaborate with local production companies and filmmakers. Ties have been getting stronger between the content industries of Korea and Japan in recent years. In addition to Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose first Korean-language film “Broker” helped its male lead ...
[INTERVIEW] Yoon Si-yoon attributes success to good-natured roles
Actor Yoon Si-yoon got incredibly lucky when he debuted in MBC's hit sitcom “Hick Kick through the Roof” (2009). He subsequently landed lead roles in TV series such as “Bread, Love and Dreams” (2010) and “Psychopath Diary” (2019) as well as films like “A Birth” (2022). Yoon credits his career boom to the good-natured roles that have been made available to him.
Bae Doona borrows her character's words to speak out on social issues
Bae Doona said the thriller drama film “Next Sohee” is an emotional tribute to victims of institutional abuse. Inspired by a real-life event, the film revolves around Sohee (Kim Si-eun), a high school student who starts job training at a call center. Sohee cannot bear the highly stressful work culture, which leads to her suicide. Detective Oh Yu-jin (Bae) starts to follow the...
Kim Ok-vin, Yoo Teo show enemies-to-lovers dynamic in 'Love to Hate You'
Netflix's series “Love to Hate You” is an unusual romantic comedy that has elements of romance, drama, action and comedy. It has an enemies-to-lovers dynamic and reminds viewers that love can be found in unexpected places. Directed by Kim Jung-kwon, the upcoming series follows the loathing-to-loving sparks between Yeo Mi-ran (Kim Ok-vin), a rookie attorney who hates losing to...
Kim Da-mi, Jeon So-nee team up for coming-of-age film 'Soulmate'
Actors Kim Da-mi and Jeon So-nee said they became best friends in real life after the duo starred in the coming-of-age film “Soulmate.” Adapted from the Chinese film of the same title, “Soulmate” centers on the lives of two friends. One is Mi-so (Kim), a free-spirited girl who wishes to travel the world after graduating from high school. The other is Ha-eun (Jeon) who is afra...
Teens feel peer pressure to buy luxury goods endorsed by K-pop stars
A woman in her 40s surnamed Yoo recently bought her daughter a Vivienne Westwood cross bag for 580,000 won ($470). “My 16-year-old daughter actually asked for a Prada or Saint Laurent handbag, which are at least five times more expensive. But I told her no because it's too pricey for a high school student. Now I'm worried that she might want a more expensive item next,” she s...
'Ant-Man 3' promises bigger, better action with same family dynamic: cast
Time travel is a common staple of Marvel movies. The upcoming “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” will introduce many new Quantum Realm settings and a new villain who is capable of traveling through the multiverse.
Cute canine film 'My Heart Puppy' reunites Yoo Yeon-seok, Cha Tae-hyun
Actors Yoo Yeon-seok and Cha Tae-hyun are reuniting for a cute canine road film “My Heart Puppy,” 15 years after co-starring in MBC's drama ”General Hospital 2.” “My Heart Puppy” follows the story of avid dog lover Min-soo (Yoo) who lives with a golden retriever named Rooney and faces an unexpected crisis when his soon-to-be-fiancee says she is allergic to dogs.
'Count' reminds actor Jin Sun-kyu of personal experience
Jin Sun-kyu, who toiled in obscurity for 13 years before his breakthrough as a villain in the 2017 film “The Outlaws,” is set to play his first lead role in a feature film titled “Count.” The film tells the story of former Olympic boxing gold medalist-turned-school teacher Si-heon who lives in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province, and inspires his rebellious students through box...
'Someday or One Day' cast says film spin-off has new plot
The Taiwanese cast of “Someday or One Day,” a film spin-off from the 2019 hit time-travel romance drama of the same title, said they hope Korean fans of the original drama will enjoy the movie adaptation as well.
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