2 items from 2017
The world of Korean cinema saw one of it’s strongest recent years in 2016. Some of the most influential and renowned directors made a comeback with exceptionally strong work; this list includes: Park Chan-wook with his film, “The Handmaiden,” and the very popular Kim Jee-woon, who came out with “The Age of Shadows.” Hollywood was also a major proponent in the overall strength in the 2016 Korean box office results. Films like, “The Age of Shadows,” and “The Wailing,” both had strong backing from Hollywood, which boosted their national, and international, excitement.
The list of upcoming 2017 films looks just as strong:
One of the first to look out for, and potentially may be one of the biggest blockbusters in 2017, is the star-studded “Battleship Island.” “Battleship Island” casts, Hwang Jung-min, Song Joong-ki, So Ji-sub, and Kim Soo-an, and is directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Ryoo is known for his 2015 film, »
- Lydia Spanier
2017 is shaping up to be a special year for Korean Cinema. Featuring films from directors Ryoo Seung-Wan (Veteran), Won Shin-yeon (The Suspect) and films from Choi Min-Sik (Oldboy, I Saw The Devil), Song Kang-ho (Age of Shadows) , Lee Byung-hun and Ha Jung-Woo.
Here are 10 films we think you should be keeping an eye out for
Battleship Island (literal title)
Director: Ryoo Seung-wan (Veteran, 2015)
Distributor: Cj Entertainment
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
Lee Kang-ok (played by Hwang Jung-min) is a bandmaster at Kyungsung Hotel. He decides to go to Japan to protect his daughter, but he is drafted into Battleship Island by force, being deceived by talk to send him to Japan. On Battleship Island, he does anything to protect his daughter.
Choi Chil-sung (So Ji-sub »
- Lady J.
2 items from 2017
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