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Save the Green Planet

Save the Green Planet

Director: Jan Jun-Hwang
Year: 2003

Lee Byeong-Gu (Shin Ha-Gyun, JSA) is a sensitive, blue collar sad sack hopped up on conspiracy theories and sci-fi films whose life has been derailed by one bad break after another. Yet he knows there's no such thing as bad luck. The only thing that could have made such a mess of his life are...aliens.

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In Between Days

In Between Days

Director: So Yong Kim
Year: 2006

Award winner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, IN BETWEEN DAYS conveys "an extraordinary sense of intimacy" in depicting a young Korean immigrant's journey toward self-discovery.

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Chi-hwa-seon

Chi-hwa-seon

Director: Im Kwon Taek
Year: 2002

Im Kwon-Taek's ninety-fifth film tells the story of renowned nineteenth-century painter Jang Seung-up (Choi Min-Sik), an artist whose revolutionary work - and persona - forever changed the face of Korean art. Sweeping yet personal, Chihwaseon paints its pictures in passionate brushstrokes, befitting the life of a tumultuous artist with a lust for ife.

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The President's Last Bang

The President's Last Bang

Director: Im Sangsoo
Year: 2005

Imaginatively recreating the 1979 assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, writer-director Im Sang-soo dares to make complex, realistically neurotic characters out of the most polarizing figures in modern Korean political history.

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Untold Scandal

Untold Scandal

Director: E J-Yong
Year: 2003

Combining bold erotica, historical detail, and eloquent tragedy, Untold Scandalroots Choderlos de Laclo' Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 19th Century Korea. Previously set in pre-revolutionary France (Dangerous Liaisons) and in a wealthy New York prep school (Cruel Intentions), this version of the timeless Gallic tale of treachery, lust, and sacrifice "may even be the best of the lot" (The Los Angeles Times).

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Oldboy

Oldboy

Director: Chan Wook Park
Year: 2003

OLDBOY tells the tragic story of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), who is kid- napped and imprisoned in a hotel room for 15 years without explanation. With no human interaction, his only company is the television, where he sees he has been framed for the murder of his wife. Suddenly released, Oh Dae-su struggles to unravel the mystery of his imprisonment and seek revenge, but he soon realizes that his tormentor's tortures have only just begun.

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Take Care of My Cat

Take Care of My Cat

Director: Jae-eun Jeong
Year: 2001

A surprise hit at festivals from Rotterdam to Toronto, this first time film by a young Korean woman is an original and engaging look at young women trying to navigate the traumatic journey to adulthood.

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A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

Director: Ji-woon Kim
Year: 2003

When Su-mi and Su-yeon return home from the hospital after their mother's death, they are con- tinually tormented by their stepmother. They have no choice but to endure their suffering as unexplainable things start to occur at the house. Could it be their stepmother trying to torment them, or is a more supernatural force at work?

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Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance

Director: Chan Wook Park
Year: 2002

Unable to afford proper care for his dying sister, Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun - Lady Vengeance) is urged by his girlfriend (Bae Doo-na - The Host) urges Ryu to kidnap his boss's daughter. Ryu agrees, but unforseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge.

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