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Highway Star

Highway Star ( Bok-myun Dal-ho )

Highway Star (Bok-myun Dal-ho), is a Korean comedy movie. Dal-ho’s only dream is to become a famous rock singer. To make a living in a small town, his rock band is forced to play enka (country music) in clubs instead of rock’n roll. One day, opportunity knocks and he gets a chance to make a debut album. It is only after he signs the contract that he realizes he has to sing enka, not rock music. On his first stage debut, Dal-ho hides his face behind a mask out of shame. However, his voice rocks the nation and people’s curiosity doubles at the popularity of the new star.

The King and The Clown

The King and The Clown

The King and The Clown is a Korean drama movie. It is set in the Joseon Dynasty during the reign of King Yeonsan, an infamously tyrannical monarch. Jang-saeng, a member of the Namsadang Troupe, comes to Hanyang (currently Seoul) with Kong-gil to escape the abuse of powerful aristocrats. After arriving in the capital, Jang-saeng and Kong-gil perform a skit satirizing the King and his concubine Nok-su, quickly attracting attention. The palace learns of it, and they are arrested. While enduring excruciating torture, Jang-saeng raves that if given the chance, he could make the King laugh. Fortunately, he is given the chance to prove himself.

I’m a Cyborg, but that’s Okay

I’m a Cyborg, but that’s Okay

I’m a Cyborg, but that’s Okay is a Korean drama movie. It is about Sinsegye (means “new world”) Mental Hospital is filled with patients that have bizarre thoughts and imaginations, in which Yeong-gun enters. She believes she is a cyborg. Though this hospital is full of characters, even they do not understand Yeong-gun who talks to vending machines and public phones. Il-soon, good at observations and stealing other people’s talent, focuses his attention on Yeong-gun. Yeong-gun who believes cyborgs should not eat, continues to lose weight and becomes thinner and thinner. Worried about Yong-gun, Il-soon does everything in his power for her.

Pruning the Grapevine

Pruning the Grapevine

Pruning the Grapevine (Podo-namulul Be-a-ra) is a Korean drama movie. It tells a story about Soo-hyeon, a student at Catholic Theological Seminary, who decides to pull himself together and focus on his studies after breaking up from his girlfriend, Sua. One day he receives the news of his mother’s illness, and with the permission from school authorities, he spends a night at home. The next day, he departs for the train station but finds himself unable to take a school-bound train, heading instead to his ex-girlfriend, Sua. He is dispirited from Sua’s adamant unwillingness to see him. Back at school, Soo-hyeon makes the difficult decision to quit studying, but is persuaded by the rector to go to a monastery for spiritual purification.

Skeletons in the Closet

Skeletons in the Closet

Skeletons in the Closet is a Korean comedy movie. It tells a story about Chang-soo’s family. They seems to be the representative of the middle class family in Korea. Headed by Chang-soo, a high school English teacher with a tag of incompetence, Hee-kyung, a ordinary housewife who leads a life with her husband like brother and sister. And a daughter and a son, Yong-sun and Yong-tae. And Mi-kyung, Hee-kyung’s sister, who flatters this family. All of them look emotionless to everything, but are their innermost feelings the same as what they look like…

Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang (Ssonda) is a Korean comedy movie. It is about an office worker, Park Man-su, who has recognized no other authority than fidelity and diligence throughout his life. He is confronted by a dead-end situation when he is informed by his wife that their relationship is over. He gets sacked at the same time. An indignant Man-su goes over the edge. He begins to crack and starts to fight back against the everyday ‘laws and regulations’ he encounters on his journey home. But he is placed under arrest before long for the misdemeanor of urinating on the street by MA Dong-cheul, a demoted police officer. Meanwhile, the good-for-nothing YANG Cheul-gone, who wants to be sent to jail due to financial reasons, makes a disturbance in the police station. Cheul-gone incites Man-su to escape from the police cell and they run away with a rifle captured from Officer Ma. Now the situation is completely different. It spins out of control.