Archive for the ‘What’s Korean Cinema?’ Category

What’s Korean Cinema? 20 – Secret Sunshine

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From a director who makes the most out of his sporadic filmmaking, we find Lee Chang-dong directing a lead performance with enough acting for 3 movies. So is his 140 minute drama Secret Sunshine from 2007, about grief, belief and emotional trauma worth the investment. Or do we need to watch vidoes of puppies to cleanse? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Lee Chang-dong bio & discission
28m 52s – Song Kang-ho and Yeon Do-jeon discussion
36m 10s – Secret Sunshine review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 19 – Sweet Dream

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For episode 19, we cover the oldest Korean movie with recorded sound in existence that also is the shortest Korean movie discussed on this show. And hence maybe the shortest episode we’re ever likely to record. Brevity is an art not practised today, in Korea and elsewhere but anyway, the movie is Sweet Dream from 1936. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Sweet Dream background and themes
16m 44s – Yang Ju-nam bio & discussion
25m 05s – Sweet Dream review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 23: The Housemaid (2010)

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For the 50 year anniversary of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 classic we reviewed on What’s Korean Cinema? 18, director Im Sang-soo directed what is mostly said to be a reinterpretation of Kim’s movie but it was still brought out as The Housemaid. Rightly or not. Hear Kenny B and Paul Quinn extend their Housemaid-coverage in this website exclusive bonus episode (it’s introduced as episode 22 but is in fact the 23rd. Sorry about that).

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What’s Korean Cinema? 18 – The Housemaid

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Eeeeeevil Korean woman, reprehensible humans beings, in black and white, through the eyes of director Kim Ki-young. this means, What’s Korean Cinema? takes you back to 1960 and The Housemaid. Cue lightning.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Kim Ki-young bio & discussion
40m 30s – The Housemaid review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 17 – Sopyonje

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Screaming and singing her heart out, set to a rhythm, a drum and a family drama underneath… it’s what’s depicted by legendary director Im Kwon-taek in Sopyonje from 1993.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/production background/Im Kwon-taek bio
30m 02s – Pansori background
33m 00s – Sopyonje review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 16 – Hansel And Gretel

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For this episode, we give Korea’s seemingly rare venture into fairy tale horror and fantasy in the form of Yim Pil-sung’s Hansel And Gretel from 2007 a look. A title brought to the UK through Terracotta Distribution so with Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid  is also Joey Leung of Terracotta.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Hansel & Gretel literary background
08m 49s – Yim Pil-sung bio/discussion
23m 50s – Joey Leung interview
35m 06s – Hansel & Gretel review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 15 – Breathless

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We dive into the world of independent Korean cinema, perhaps its poster boy even as we take a look at Yang Ik-june’s hard hitting family drama Breathless from 2008.  A title brought to the UK through Terracotta Distribution so with Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid is also special guest Joey Leung of Terracotta.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Breathless production background
25m 27s – Yang Ik-june bio/discussion
34m 15s – Kim Kkot-bi bio/discussion
43m 18s – Joey Leung interview
60m 08s – Breathless review

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