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Review: “The Man Standing Next” Stars Lee Byung-hun As Park Chung-hee’s Assassin

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"The Man Standing Next" re-interprets Korean President Park Chung-hee's assassination using elements of Shakespearean tragedy.

Review: “Ashfall” Is An Epic Disaster Film With Korean Flavor…And Tropes Galore

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Starring Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Bae Suzy, and Ma Dong-seok, “Ashfall” (a.k.a. “Baekdusan”) combines big-budget Hollywood tropes with inter-Korean politics.

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” Premieres Feb 22

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Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Review: Inside Men (South Korea, 2015)

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Picture this story: a white knight prosecutor in pursuit of justice finds unexpected common ground with a handsome underworld figure bent on revenge in a...

Review: A Bittersweet Life (South Korea, 2005)

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My god, I have been missing out. Admittedly, I’ve never been a fan of Korean dramas — they’re usually unrealistic, pathos-filled, campy fairytales that make my stomach...

 
 
 

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