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2008

What’s Korean Cinema? 15 – Breathless

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: …

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Fine, Totally Fine (2008)

Plot: When rapidly approaching his 30th birthday under-achieving prankster Teruo (Yosiyosi Arakawa) shows aspiration of building the ultimate Haunted House one day. Although his dream plan grinds to a stop when his ill father suddenly disappears leaving him in-charge of  the families second hand bookshop. Teruo’s childhood friend Hisanobu (Yoshinori Okada) helps him out by …

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Three Kingdoms: Ressurection Of The Dragon (2008)

Resurrection of the Dragon is a mainly fictional historical epic of legendary soldier Zhao Yun. It follows his life from a simple foot soldier to his death. Personally I enjoyed this film despite its flaws. It is historically inaccurate, the costumes are totally wrong and they cast a Eurasian actress (Maggie Queue) as a fictional …

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