Sopyonje (1993)

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Seopyeonje (original title) Summary:  Dung-ho (Kyu-chul Kim) thinks back to how he and his sister Songwa (Jung-hae Oh) were raised by a pansori singer Yu-bong (Myung-gon Kim).  Yu-bong wanted to turn the brother and sister duo into serious artists of pansori, a … Continue reading

The Host (2006)

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Gwoemul (original title) Summary:  A Korean scientist is forced to dispose 200 bottles of formaldehyde by pouring them down a drain, which eventually flows into the Hans River running through the capital Seoul. By the riverside, a small snack bar is … Continue reading

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

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Boksuneun naui geot (original title) Summary:  Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun), a deaf-mute factory worker, lives in an apartment with his sister (Lim Ji-eun) who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.  Ready to donate one of his own, Rye is told regrettably his blood … Continue reading