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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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What’s Korean Cinema? 13 – Chilsu And Mansu & Nowhere To Hide

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What do you get when pairing up movies where the still and straightforward is mindblowing and when the rabid, perfectly indulgent is also mindblowing? Am not sure but you get enough reason for the crew here at What’s Korean Cinema? to examine two classic works, starting with Park Kwang-su’s 1988 drama Chilsu And Mansu and in the second half, Lee Myung-se’s 1999 hyper-stylized hunt for an assassin Nowhere To Hide is covered. Connection between the movies you ask? Well if you did, here’s the answer, the male leads are the same. With Kenny B, Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn and Rufus De Rham, Director of Operations/Associate Programmer at New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and Editor in Chief at cineAWESOME!

Special thanks to Henrik Andersson for remastering the original recording.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chilsu And Mansu background
20m 30s – Park Kwang-su bio/discussion
39m 40s – Chilsu And Mansu review
69m 20s – Lee Myung-se bio/discussion
94m 25s – Nowhere To Hide review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 12 – The Hand Of Destiny & JSA (Joint Security Area)

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Black and white, north or south, romance or political ideology, spies, Zippo lighters, world’s best photograph, Korean cinema of 1954 and the new millenium. This episode continues the theme of something older Korean and something newer ish. So Kenny B,  Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid and Stewart Sutherland are gathered to enjoy the benefits of free, legal Korean movies on You Tube for half a show as we take a look at the 1954 romance-spy-melodrama The Hand Of Destiny (directed by Han Hyeong-Mo) and a classic and hit from right at the top of the new millenium, Park Chan-wook’s JSA (Joint Security Area).

Special thanks to Henrik Andersson for remastering the original recording.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Han Hyeong-Mo bio/discussion
25m 34s – The Hand Of Destiny review
42m 35s – Park Chan-Wook bio/discussion
58m 50s – DMZ discussion
65m 40s – JSA review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 11 – Barefooted Youth & Failan

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Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid dips into something old and classic as well as contemorary and classic. An examination of classic waves of Korean cinema and what they meant then and now. For this episode Kim Ki-duk’s 1964 “adolescent film” Barefooted Youth (1964) is discussed as well as Song Hae-sung’s classic drama Failan (2001), about an ever growing love between husband and wife that never met.

The original recording turned out quite rough so thanks to Henrik Andersson for restoring it to perfectably listenable quality.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Kim Ki-duk bio/discussion
30m 10s – Barefooted Youth review
53m 38s – Song Hae-sung bio/discussion
62m 20s – Choi Min-shik bio/discussion
74m 15s – Cecilia Cheung bio/discussion
79m 17s – Failan review

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