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: The movie everyone is talking about at the moment since it is from the director who brought us the highly acclaimed
. Kim Soo-hyeon ("The Thieves") plays a North Korean spy who acts as a village idiot in a rural town
until one day he is reactived. There is a
with English subs. Let's
just hope this genre mix works out, as it surely looks interesting. Already playing in Korean cinemas.
: In this surveillance thriller Jeong Woo-seong ("Season of Good Rain"
) plays the
villain for the first time in his career while Seol Kyeong-gu ("The Tower"
) plays his opponent in a special
police force. Also featured in the cast is Han Hyo-joo ("Always"
). Co-Director Jo Eui-seok already delivered a neat
genre entry with "World of Silence"
looks nice too. Release date in
Korea is 03/07/'13.
: The newest movie by Dante Lam
("The Viral Factor"
) centers around 40 year old Fai (Nick Cheung) who has huge debts and hasn't always made the right
choices in life. Working at a gym he starts to train Qi (Eddie Peng), whose father's business has gone bankrupt, for an MMA tournament. At the same time
Fai rediscovers his passion for fighting and starts to build family bonds with Gwen, who suffers from mental illness, and her little daughter.
looks great with a good amount
of drama. Could be Lam's best movie in years.
: After illegal immigrants are smuggled into the country an unknown virus brings chaos and panic to a suburb of Seoul. The government
soon sees no other option than to shut off the suburbs immediately, before even more residents show deadly symptoms. Among the people
trying to survive this outbreak are also Ji-goo (Jang Hyeok) and In-hae (Soo-ae). Looks like a true summer blockbuster by director Kim Seong-su ("Musa"
doesn't disappoint. Release date
in Korea is 15/08/'13.
: This remake of "The Iceman Cometh" features Donnie Yen in the leading role and comes along with some over-the-top action. Said to be released
as two movies in spring 2014 it centers around a general from the Ming Dynasty who time-travels to the present by accident. Also included in the cast:
Huang Sheng-Yi, Simon Yam and Daniel Wu. Here's the
"The White Storm"
: Benny Chan, known for his high-octane action movies "New Police Story" or "Invisible Target", is now filming a cop thriller
around a drug lord, who may be a former cop everyone believes to be dead.
looks good and since the cast includes Lau Ching-Wan, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung there can't get that much wrong. Set to be screened at the end of 2013.
: Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng pair up again for a movie. Even more interesting is the name of the movie's director: Johnnie To!
Lau plays a detective who has quit his job after turning blind and is now solving cold cases. As usual with To's work the
looks very promising. It should hit Hong Kong theaters July 4th.
"Chinese Visual Festival"
: An interesting movie festival for all UK-residents. Chinese short films, documentaries and art films will be screened
From May 8th – June 12th at King’s College. There will also be an art exhibition and arist talk, as well as directors in attenandance and concert performances.
For more info visit the official site
: In this fast-paced action movie Shin Ha-kyun is chased by different parties after his taxi customer turns up dead.
seems to guarantee some neat entertainment and original action sequences. Release date is April, 4th. So let's be patient for the DVD to come out.
Might be worth waiting for.
"Fist of Legend"
: Sharing the name with one of the best martial arts movies ever made this Korean fight movie centers around a group of guys who
participate in a televised MMA-like tournament. Hwang Jeong-min ("Moby Dick"), Yoo Joon-sang and Yoon Je-moon in maybe their most physical
demanding roles to date. A hard-hitting action movie that looks a little bit different and may become more than just a genre treat. Coming to Korean theatres
May, 11th. Here is a
for those interested.
: Andy Lau is back in this over-the-top action thriller. The film is shot at international locations and parallels to "James Bond" or
"Mission Impossible" certainly aren't accidentally. Let's just hope that the story revolving around a famous national treasure that has to be recovered from
the hands of Western businessmen will deliver more than we are used to see from this kind of blockbuster entertainment. There is a
for your enjoyment.
"The New World"
: In this crime thriller an undercover cop, played by Lee Jung-jae ("Typhoon"), tries to take down a gang organization and finds himself in a
power struggle between different parties. The cast also includes Choi Min-sik ("Nameless Gangster") and Hwang Jeong-min ("The Unjust"). Watch the
to whet your appetite. The movie
will hit screens in Korea on 21st February, 2013.
"The Berlin File"
: This action thriller apparently has it all. At least a good amount of action and a stellar cast including Ha Jeong-woo ("The Yellow Sea"),
Han Seok-kyu ("Christmas in August"), Jeon Ji-hyun ("My Sassy Girl") and Ryoo Seung-beom ("Arahan") while his brother Ryoo Seung-wan ("City of Violence")
is responsible for directing the movie. There is finally a
available as well as a
with English subtitles.