Trending Korean Films
Inside Men: The Original
Director: Woo Min-Ho / Distributor: Showbox
The extended version — of hit thriller Inside Men (2015), based on a webtoon of the same title by Yoon Tae-Ho, which features Jo Seung-Woo (Woo Jang-Hoon) as a prosecutor that dissects corruption for the sake of coming up through the ranks, Lee Byung-Hun (Ahn Sang-Gu) as a thug that moves at the bidding of people with deep pockets and Baek Yoon-Sik (Lee Kang-Hee) as an editor that manipulates public opinion to fulfill his needs — unravels the knotty relationship between the characters.
In the film, their stellar performances have mesmerized audiences.
Inside Men: The Original is playing now nationwide.
A Melody to Remember
Director: Lee Han / Distributor: Next Entertainment World
Set during the Korean War when thousands of children were orphaned or rendered homeless.
Lieutenant Han Sang-Ryul (played by Im Si-Wan), who is devastated at the tragic loss of his family, is assigned to a base, where homeless and parentless children are left in the war’s wake. With Park Joo-Mi (played by Ko Ah-Sung), Han decides to form a choir with the children and sing a song of hope, in an effort to comfort each other in their plight.
K-pop idol Im Si-Wan previously was part of the cast of The Attorney (2013) and he was praised for his role in the popular TV series Misaeng (2014), adapted from a webtoon by Yoon Tae-Ho.
Directed by Lee Han of Punch (2011), A Melody to Remember opened nationwide on Jan 21, 2016.
SORI: Voice from the Heart
Director: Lee Ho-Jae / Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
When Hae-Kwan (played by Lee Sung-Min) wanders around in search of his daughter, he stumbles across a robot that is equipped with voice recognition capabilities. He sees it as a chance and they embark on a journey together to find traces of Hae-Kwan’s daughter.
Including Misaeng (2014), Lee Sung-Min has appeared in a great number of films and TV drama series.
SORI: Voice from the Heart opens nationwide on Jan 27, 2016.
A Violent Prosecutor
Director: Lee Il-Hyeong / Distributor: Showbox
A prosecutor, Byun Jae-Wook (played Hwang Jung-Min) finds himself imprisoned for a murder that he did not commit. Behind bars he holds hands with a fraud, Chi Won (played by Kang Dong-Won) to clear his name.
Following the success of Ode to My Father (2014), Hwang featured in Ryoo Seung-wan’s action thriller Veteran (2015) and the expedition drama The Himalayas (2015).
Hwang will reportedly team up again with director Ryoo for Battleship Island.
Meanwhile, Kang starred in the period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) and the mystery thriller The Priests (2015).
A Violent Prosecutor opens nationwide on Feb 3, 2016.
DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet
Director: Lee Joon-Ik / Distributor: Megabox Plus M
Shot in black-and-white — “I needed to produce as realistic a portrayal as possible so audiences can relate to,” director Lee told.
The film portrays the life of Korean poet Yun Dong-Ju — who wrote poems during the Japanese colonial era when the use of Korean language was suppressed.
DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet is set to premiere nationwide on Feb 18, 2016.