Category Archives: Korean

White Night

Won-gyu, a steward, returns to Seoul 2 years after he left with a painful memory. He meets Tae-jun, acquainted on the Web, and they have a special night at the place of Won-gyu’s aforementioned memory. A queer film by Leesong hee-il inspired by an actual case of random street assault by a homophobe in Jong-no.

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Miracle On Jongno Street

A story about 4 gay men who try to lead a normal life in Korea, the conservative and harsh country for LGBT in Asia.

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In the middle of making a queer film Jun-moon, a director, loses his self-confidence due to social scrutiny regarding his sexual orientation. Byung-gwon, a gay rights activist, has been participating in movements to establish equal rights for homosexual laborers. Young-soo, a chef who moved from the countryside 15 years ago, lived a lonely life but he finds happiness after joining a gay choir. Yol, who works for a major company, dreams of the day him and his partner, can have a legal wedding with overcoming the prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Original Title: Chonno no Kiseki

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Language: Korean

Country:  South Korea

Category: Documentary,  Drama

Director: Hyuk-Sang Lee

Stars: Chang Byoung-Gwon, So Jun-Moon, Jung Yol 

Run time: 117 min 

Release: 2010

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Members Of The Funeral

The history of a dysfunctional Korean family is revealed as they attend a funeral. The suicide of a bright schoolboy, 17-year-old Hee-Joon, stirs extreme responses from those left behind. This clever, intriguing feature keeps us guessing about the truth behind the flashbacks. It includes a young girl transfixed by taxidermy, a predatory sports teacher who bonds rather too closely with his male students, and a literature teacher with a violent response to poor writing. Then there are members of a family and the leading characters in Hee-Joon’s novel. The result is an emotional puzzle with a dark sense of fun. A wayward South Korean gem – at once funny, macabre, and mysterious.

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