The Himalayas

Director: Lee Seok-Hoon / Distributor: CJ Entertainment

Based on the true story of legendary mountaineer Um Hong-Gil, played by Hwang Jung-Min (Veteran and Ode To My Father). Starring alongside Hwang is actor Jung Woo (C’est Si Bon and Wish) who plays Park Moo-Taek, a young mountaineer and member of the Daemyung University alpinists who perishes in Mt. Everest’s notorious “death zone” above 26,000 ft. Hong-Gil reassembles his expedition team in an attempt to retrieve Moo-Taek’s body.

Director Lee last helmed The Pirates (2014), and previously worked with Hwang on Dancing Queen (2012).


The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale

Director: Park Hoon-Jung / Distributor: Next Entertainment World

Set in 1920s Korea, when the country was under Japanese colonial rule.

The story revolves around the unfinished relationship between the era’s best hunter, Chun Man-Duk, played by Choi Min-Sik, the infamous tiger of the Korean peninsula and the Japanese army against the backdrop of the vast nature.

Director Park previously teamed up with Choi for his gangster thriller New World (2013).


The Priests

Director: Jang Jae-Hyun / Distributor: CJ Entertainment

The film stars Kim Yun-Seok (The Classified File and Haemoo) and Kang Dong-Won (My Brilliant Life and Kundo) as a priest and deacon, respectively. Together, they perform an exorcism in order to rid a girl of the possessive spirit.

According to KOFIC, “There are many compulsive scenes that are full of energy. The Priests will surely present a whole new style of Korean cinema. Audiences will be able to see that such a film can be made and seen in Korea,” said Kim.

Kim Yun-Seok and Kang Dong-Won previously featured together in Woochi (2009).


Northern Limit Line

Director: Kim Hak-Soon / Distributor: Next Entertainment World

Based on the real-life events of the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong.

While South Korea is caught in the sporting frenzy as the national soccer team reaches the semifinals in the 2002 World Cup, the North Korean navy deploys several vessels of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, provoking an unanticipated and devastating conflict with South Korean vessels.


The Beauty Inside

Director: Baek Jong-Yeol / Distributor: Next Entertainment World

Inspired by a social film conceived by Intel and Toshiba in 2012.

The film tells the tale of Woo-Jin (no fewer than 21 actors to be roped in for the role alone) who wakes up each day in a different body regardless of age, gender and nationality. He devises a way to trick nature so he can appear as the same handsome man to Yi-Soo, played by Han Hyo-Joo (Cold Eyes and Masquerade).


Source: KOFIC