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Joomoonjin (2010)

Joomoonjin

  • Movie: Joomoonjin
  • Revised romanization: Joomoonjin
  • Hangul: 주문진
  • Director: Ha Myeong-Jung
  • Writer: Oh Eun-Hee, Ha Myeong-Jung
  • Producer: Yang Kuk-Seok, Park Kyeong-Ae
  • Cinematographer: Ku Yeon-Mo
  • Release Date: January 21, 2010
  • Runtime: 96 min.
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

A magical love story involving a man who lives his life like a ghost and a country girl that falls in love with him.

On a rural mountain in Jumunjin, South Korea a girl named Jina (Hwang Bo-Ra) runs a mountain lodge. The place is soon set to close down because of rumors that ghosts live in the lodge. Jina then encounters a ghost (played by Kim Ki-Beom) who she takes an interest in. But, the closer she gets to help him the further the ghost pushes her away.

Cast

Kim Ki-Beom

Hwang Bo-Ra

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A Frozen Flower (2008)

A Frozen Flower

Aka: Two Flowers Shop | Ssanghwajeom
Year: 2008
Directed: Yoo Ha
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Runtime: 02:23:03
Country: South Korea
Cast: Jo In-Seong, Joo Jin-mo, Song Ji-hyo, Shim Ji-ho, Im Joo-hwan

Synopsis / Plot

In the end of Goryeo era politically manipulated by the Yuan Dynasty, the ambitious King of the Goryeo Dynasty organizes Kunryongwe. Hong Lim, the commander of Kunryongwe, captivates the King of Goryeo, and the Queen keeps her eyes on the relationship between Hong Lim and the King with a reluctant view. Meanwhile, the bilateral relation between Goryeo and the Yuan gets worse as Yuan demands to install the cousin of the King in the Crown Prince of Goryeo with ascribing it to no son the King has. The King refuses it resolutely, so the high-ranking officials of Goryeo, who are in submission to Yuan, are discontented with the king. One day, the King gives Hong Lim a covert yet unobjectionable order to sleep with the Queen instead of himself to protect the independence of Goryeo from the Yuan by making a son, the successor to Goryeo throne.

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Speedy Scandal (2008)

Speedy Scandal

Aka: Kwasok scandle
Year: 2008
Directed: Kang Hyeong-cheol
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Family
Runtime: 01:46:58
Country: South Korea
Cast: Cha Tae-hyeon, Park Bo-yeong, Hwang Seok-hyeon, Hwang Woo-seul-hye, Lim Ji-gyoo

Synopsis / Plot

NAM Hyun-soo was once a popular idol star among teens and worshiped liked a god. Although he’s in his mid-thirties now, he’s still a sought-after celebrity and the host of a popular radio show. But one day a very young single mom named Jung-nam sends her stories to the radio show that Hyun-soo hosts. Her stories about her longing to meet her father whom she’s never seen before grips the nation and catapults the ratings to make it the most popular program. But to his surprise, Hyun-soo later confronts none other than Jung-nam, and her 7 year-old boy, Gi-dong. Jung-nam and Gi-dong invade Hyun-soo’s home and his radio station, claiming that Hyun-soo is her father. Hyun-soo does what he can to salvage his celebrity image.

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Handphone (2009)

Handphone

Aka: Haen-deu-pon
Year: 2009
Directed: Kim Han-min
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 02:11:41
Country: South Korea
Cast: Park Yong-woo, Eom Tae-woong, Park Sol-mi, Lee Se-na

Synopsis / Plot

Talent manager Seung-min sees YOON Jin-ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former lover and gets her sex clip on his phone. Seung-min tracks down the culprit and retrieves the tape but ends up losing his phone. He realizes there is one last evidence of the sex tape on his phone and anxiously looks for it. Lee-gyu, who found Seung-min’s phone, calls Seung-min’s wife and asks her to come pick it up. On the night the phone was suppose to be returned, Lee-gyu doesn’t show up. Now Lee-gyu is the one holding the leverage. Seung-min tries to do everything possible to get back his phone but Lee-gyu’s demands are escalating to the point of no return.

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Marine Boy (2009)

Marine Boy

Aka: Ma-rin Bo-i
Year: 2009
Directed: Yoon Jong-seok
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 01:58
Country: South Korea
Cast: Kim Kang-woo, Jo Jae-hyeon, Park Si-yeon, Lee Won-jong

Synopsis / Plot

A swimming instructor Cheon-soo loses everything on gambling. It also leaves him with huge debt to pay off for the rest of his life. His moneylender, Kang approaches him with a dangerous proposition. He invites Cheon-soo to become a ‘marine boy’ – those who swim across the ocean to smuggle drugs. Cheon-soo decides to take the chance and putshis life at stake for the last time. Together Kang and Cheon-soo come up with a matriculate plan. Yoo-ri is the daughter of Kang’s best friend. Since her father died, Kang has been looking after her in his friend’s place. Yoo-ri believes that Kang is responsible for her father’s death and secretly waits for her chance to revenge him. Oblivious of this, Kang grows affection towards her which leaves him feeling guilty. Yoo-ri and Cheon-soo develops feelings towards each other and plot to go behind Kang’s back and take the drug money for themselves.

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The Naked Kitchen (2008)

The Naked Kitchen

Aka: Kitchen
Year: 2008
Directed: Hong Ji-young
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 01:42:03
Country: South Korea
Cast: Sin Min-ah, Kim Tae-woo, Joo Ji-hoon, Jeon Hye-jin-II, Park Sang-hun

Synopsis / Plot

Today is Mo-rae and Sang-in’s one-year wedding anniversary. After a busy morning preparing for the celebration, Mo-rae goes to an art gallery to find a gift for Sang-in. At the gallery, she meets a complete stranger and the two unexpectedly have sex. Mo-rae returns home feeling anxious and guilty about the incident and cannot help but confess it to Sang-in. That night, a visitor arrives at their house; Du-rae, who came from Paris to help Sang-in with his new business. To Mo-rae’s shock, he is the man from the gallery. He temporarily lives with the couple in their house and a risky love triangle begins.

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Oh My God 2 (2009)

Oh! My God! 2

Aka: Goo-se-joo 2
Year: 2009
Directed: Hwang Seung-jae
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 01:39:45
Country: South Korea
Cast: Choi Seong-gook, Lee Young-eun, Ahn Moon-sook, Jo Sang-gi, Kim Hyeong-ja

Synopsis / Plot

In 2006 Oh! My God came out of nowhere to become a surprise box office hit. The raucous comedy returns to the big screen just as suddenly in 2009 for Oh! My God 2. Popular comedy actor Choi Sung Kook, a familiar face from movies like Sex is Zero and Master Kims, is back as philandering hero Im Jung Hwan, but this time his character is a taxi driver. Rising starlet Lee Young Eun (Summer Whispers) plays his sassy romantic counterpart, along with Ahn Moon Sook and Jo Sang Gi, who was also in Oh! My God.Directed by Hwang Seung Jae, Oh! My God 2 is every bit as funny and entertaining as its predecessor.

As heir to Korea’s biggest taxi company, playboy Im Jung Hwan (Choi Sung Kook) spends money like water and stirs up trouble in droves. Life is totally great for Jung Hwan until his mother (Kim Hyung Ja) suddenly cracks down and takes away his money. What’s more, she orders him to start driving a taxi to earn his keep! Jung Hwan, who’s never worked a day in his life, can only comply, but he keeps angering his customers and even tries to put up his taxi as collateral for a loan. When Jung Hwan’s first passenger, Eun Ji (Lee Young Eun), runs off without paying, it marks the fateful beginning of a bickering romance between the poor girl and the down-on-luck heir in disguise. But it’s only a matter of time before Jung Hwan’s old ways come creeping back!

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