Profile Movie: The Handmaid /Lady (아가씨) World Premiere: May, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) Release Date: June 1, 2016 Runtime: 144 min. Genre: Thriller / Period-1930 / Erotic / Award Winning Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Main Cast: Cho Jin Woong – Uncle Kouzuki Ha Jung Woo – Count Fujiwara Kim Min Hee – Lady Hideko Kim Tae Ri – Sook Hee
Review: Mesmerizing! I finally watched this critically acclaimed movie and I loved it!
It’s 2 hours and 25 mins long but I didn’t even realized the time. Everything looked so beautiful. The story is about a fake count hiring a handmaiden to help him marry the lady and steal all her money. But turns out who is really scamming who?
There are three parts, told from different perspectives but of the same narrative, so it was interesting to realize what each character was thinking of. I honestly was so surprised after part I! I totally didn’t expect it! But i feel like I’ve seen another movie similar to this or maybe a book but I can’t remember which one. (I have never read Fingersmith). There are a lot of sexy and some torture scenes so don’t watch with your parents or if you can’t stomach these kinds of scenes.
This is Kim Taeri’s first ever role and she was phenomenal. Actually all the 4 leads were so good. And there were also some funny moments. Count’s reactions are mostly funny (Ha Jung Woo is always unintentionally funny). Even when Lady Hideko tried to hang herself and Sookhee was holding her made me chuckle.
I didnt like what happened to the count, i thought he deserved the money as much as the ladies deserved their freedom. Or maybe i’m just biased because it’s Ha Jung Woo 🤗
Movie: Escape from Mogadishu (모가디슈) Release Date: July 28, 2021 Runtime: 121 min. Distributor: Lotte Cultureworks
Main Cast: Kim Yun Seok – Han Shin Sung Jo In Sung – Kang Dae Jin Heo Jun Ho – Rim Yong Soo Koo Gyo Hwan – Tae Joon Ki Jeong Man Sik – Gong Soo Cheol Kim So Jin – Kim Myung Hee Kim Jae Hwa – Jo Soo Jin Park Kyung Hye – Park Ji Eun
Review: This movie is based on a true story when South and North Korea were fighting about UN membership. War broke out in Somalia and the two had to set aside their differences to escape from the war zone.
Loved the very slick Hollywood feel of this movie. The final car chase scene was nailbiting, even though I knew they were going to make it, I was sweating bullets watching the cars try to get past the Somalian police and rebels to get to the embassy.
What I felt this movie lacked was a resolution. For someone who didnt know the history, I wanted to know what happened after. Did SK get their UN membership or not? I think they forgot the plot in the end.
Main Cast Sol Kyung Gu – Yaksha/Ji Kang In Park Hae Soo – Han Ji Eun Hiroyuki Takeuchi – Yoshinobu Ozawa Yang Dong Geun – Chief Hong Lee El – Hui Won Song Jae Rim – Jae Kyu Jin Young – Jong Dae Lee Soo Kyung – Moon Ju Yeong Kim Jong Man – Ryeon Hui
Review: “Justice has to be preserved by any means necessary.”
This movie is about a prosecutor being sent to Shenyang to investigate the Korean team but he ends up in the middle of a war between Sokor, Nokor and Japanese spies.
Sol Kyung Gu is so cool in this movie while Haesu’s straight laced character started off as clueless (how many times was he fooled throughout the movie?). But he later learns and joins hands with Yaksha to defeat the enemy. The story was confusing because we didnt exactly know what was happening but it all makes sense later on.
The betrayals were predictable, same with using chemical factory as the final scene so they can blow up the factory 😆. But still enjoyed watching.
Profile: Movie: A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사) Release Date: August 2, 2017 Runtime: 137 min. Distributor: Showbox Country: South Korea
Main Cast Song Kang Ho – Kim Man Seob Thomas Kretschmann – Peter Yu Hae Jin – Hwang Tae Sul Ryu Jun Yeol – Ku Jae Shik Park Hyuk Kwon – Reporter Choi Choi Gwi Hwa – Undercover Military Guy
Review This movie is based on real events that happened during the Gwangju Uprising (if you watched Youth Of May you’ll understand this). A German reporter and a taxi driver from Seoul was able to sneak into Gwangju, film what is really happening on the ground (vs being reported on news and tv) and broadcast it to the whole world.
I loved the transformation of the taxi driver from just in it for the money to helping the residents from the cruel shooting. The shooting scenes were horrifying, the residents and fellow taxi drivers were courageous. The taxi car chase scenes were exaggerated but was good climax. Too bad the real reporter and taxi driver never met again after this event as I read the taxi driver died 4 years later.