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It's Not Her Sin (그 여자의 죄가 아니다 , Shin Sang-ok, 1959)

It’s Not Her Sin (그 여자의 죄가 아니다, Geu yeoja-ui joega anida) is, in contrast to its title, nowhere near as dark or salacious as the harsher end of female melodramas coming out of Hollywood in the 1950s. 783 more words


Maengjinsadaek Gyeongsa (1962)

Some definitions that came to my mind, having—over the course of a little over thirty years—watched three versions of the same story:

Nostalgia. A feeling of deep, intense longing for a film you saw in your childhood, and of which you remember nothing except the vague outline of a story. 1,406 more words

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Balgan Mahura (1964)

Or, in English, The Red Scarf.

Over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that war films (and by that I mean those films which stay true to the genre and aren’t crossovers or about genre-bending) fall into three main categories. 1,969 more words

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Film Review Round Up Vol. 4

Queen of Katwe (2016)- Directed by Mira Nair

Based on a true story, Disney’s Queen of Katwe follows Phiona (Madina Nalwanga), a young girl living in Uganda with her mother (Lupita Nyong’0). 409 more words


The lovers and the despot

The incredible tale of South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and her husband, film director Shin Sang-ok, being kidnapped by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. As weird as it sounds it did happen. 228 more words


Review: The Lovers And The Despot

Directed by Ross Adam, Robert Cannan

Certificate PG

Starring Choi Eun-hee, Shin Sang-ok

Release 23rd September 2016


I know it’s a cliché, but you seriously couldn’t make up a story like this one – how the de facto ruler of North Korea kidnapped the South’s top director and number one actress so they could make films for him instead. 612 more words

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'The Lovers and the Despot" Doc Look at International Intrigue in North Korea

This fascinating documentary, “The Lovers and the Despot,” will some day form the basis for a romantic thriller that will hopefully not be whitewashed. The two lovers were luminaries in the South Korean film industry and they were kidnapped by the despot–Kim Jong-il, the dictator of North Korea from 1994 until his death in 2011. 636 more words

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