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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-youing bio & discussion
40m 54s – 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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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 20: General’s Son 2 & 3

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Kenny B and Paul Quinn finish off the trilogy.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 14 – General’s Son & Going By The Book

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For our regular mix of something old, something new-ish, we turn to director Im Kwon-taek’s The General’s Son from 1990. The first of three examinations of brawling gangster turned politician Kim Doo-han and in the second half, Castaway On The Moon’s Jung Jae-young is an excellent police officer who’s also an excellent robber as it turned out in Ra Hee-chan’s Going By The Book from 2007. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/General’s Son background
21m 35s – Im Kwon-taek bio/discussion
38m 12s – General’s Son review
70m 42s – Jang Jin bio/discussion
85m 18s – Jung Jae-young bio/discussion
92m 50s – Going By The Book review

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