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Review: “Default” is Korea’s Take on “The Big Short”

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“Default” explores the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis’ impact in Korea, focusing more on emotions than economic explanations.

The 10 Best Jung Woo-sung Movies, Ranked

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From teen idols to steely villains: Cinema Escapist looks at leading Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's best performances, ranked in order of increasing quality.

The 11 Best Korean Movies of 2017

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The 11 best Korean movies from 2017 including action, drama, comedy, and historical films!

Review: The Mayor (South Korea, 2017)

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Available for easy international viewing on Netflix, "The Mayor" is yet another film that dramatizes electoral corruption from a South Korean perspective.

Top 10 Documentaries About North Korea

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The best North Korea documentaries, compiled by someone who's actually been there.

Trailer: Confidential Assignment (South Korea, 2017)

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An action thriller starring Hyun Bin as a North Korean detective sent to the South for a cooperative investigation.

Trailer: The Bacchus Lady (South Korea, 2016)

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A cinematic take on one of South Korea's most disheartening social problems: elderly prostitutes.

Review: Reach for the SKY (South Korea/Belgium, 2016)

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An empathetic, intimate documentary that chronicles students taking the Suneung, South Korea's all-important college entrance exam.

Review: My Way (South Korea, 2011)

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During the D-Day landings in 1944, American paratroopers captured an Asian man in Wehrmacht uniform. This man was Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean who had…

Review: The President’s Last Bang (South Korea, 2005)

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Although the onscreen assassination of a certain North Korean leader has dominated recent headlines, South Korea is actually in the lead for seeing its heads...