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A Bittersweet Life

Director: Ji Woon Kim
Cast: Jeong-min Hwang, Yu-mi Jeong
Genre: drama, action, crime
Language: Korean
Release date: 2005

Plot: A Bittersweet Life! Lee Byung Hun (Joint Security Area) stars as Sun Woo, a unique character with a curious lifestyle – he’s not only a valued gang member and the proprietor of a hotel bar, but also the right-hand man to the powerful gang leader, Mr. Kang (Kim Young Chul). When Kang suspects that his beautiful young mistress Hee Soo (Shin Min Ah, Volcano High) might be messing around with another man, he enlists Sun Woo’s help to resolve the matter, commanding him to follow her around to see what information he can dig up. Sun Woo’s orders are explicit: if he catches Hee Soo cheating, he is to execute her – no ifs ands or buts about it. However, when Sun Woo spies Hee Soo with her boyfriend, he makes a stunning decision, one that will have major consequences for all involved!


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Aka: Only You
Director: Song Il-Gon
Release Date: October 20, 2011
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Plot: Cheol-Min (So Ji-Sub), a man with a dark, mysterious past, picks up a part-time night job as a parking lot attendant. He sits in the tiny pay booth in the parking lot and stares at the small television. A woman named Jung-Hwa (Han Hyo-Joo) walks into the booth. She offers something to Cheol-Min and sits next to him. Cheol-Min realizes the woman is blind and she is confusing him for the parking attendant who worked their previously.
Nevertheless, the woman comes back on another night to watch the same television drama series. She constantly asks Cheol-Min questions on what is happening on the television screen. Cheol-Min starts becoming attached to the woman. Their past is tied by a life altering incident.
One day, Cheol-Min accompanies Jung-Hwa to a musical. Afterwards they have dinner together. Jung-Hwa asks about Cheol-Min’s past. Cheol-Min ruthlessly berates Jung-Hwa for asking about his past. Their relationship becomes frozen.
Several days later when Jung-Hwa’s boss follows her home and tries to sexually assault her Cheol-Min busts through the door. He beats Jung-Hwa’s boss savagely and attempts to comfort Jung-Hwa. They move in together and start to live as a couple. But can their happiness last?


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A Moment to Remember


Genre: Drama | Romance
Director: John H. Lee
Release Date: November 5, 2004
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Woo-sung Jung … Cheol-su
Ye-jin Son … Su-jin
Jong-hak Baek … Seo Yeong-min
Sun-jin Lee … Ahn Na-jeong
Sang-gyu Park … Mr. Kim
Hie-ryeong Kim … Mother

Plot: Son Ye Jin (The Classic) and Jung Woo Sung (Musa – The Warrior, Mutt Boy) share A Moment to Remember in this blockbuster melodrama directed by John H. Lee. Su Jin (Son Ye Jin) and Chul Su (Jung Woo Sung) meet under seemingly normal circumstances. Su Jin is ending an affair with a married man, and Chul Su is working for Su Jin’s father as a carpenter. When they finally meet, it’s as if it was meant to be. Their love is affectionate and their marriage as close to perfect as can be, but fate is not so kind. Su Jin surprisingly contracts Alzheimer’s disease, and the tragic struggle they face both threatens and strengthens their love. As Su Jin’s memory begins to leave her, the disease they face may turn out to be too much for even a love as strong as theirs.


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200 Pounds Beauty


Aka: Minyeo-neun goerowo
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Language: Korean
Starring: Kim A-Jung, Ju Jin-Mo(a), Seo Yun(a)
Director: Kim Yong-Hwa
Year Released: 2006

Plot: The story is about an obese woman who suffers from low self steem because she thinks she’s not beautiful. Han na (played by Kim A-jung) is a kind woman with a great heart, as well as a great singing voice. She finds a job as a lip sync vocalist for a famous Korean pop singer, and a phone sex partner. After having her heart broken she desides to undergo a mayor full-body plastic surgery. The surgery ends up being successful, and she becomes part of a whole new world. She finds that she is treated differently when she makes mistakes, gets all the men she desires, and even gets to become a singer on stage. On the other hand there are those who think her plastic surgery is monstrous, they become the challenges she must face.


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Too Beautiful to Lie

Aka: Geunyeoreul midji maseyo)
Release date: 2004
Genre: Comedy / Romance

Plot: Ju Young-ju, an beautiful ex-con artist who has been recently released on parole, is planning to attend her sister’s weeding. On her way she crosses path with Choi Hee-chul, a shy and unsure young man who is on his way to see his girl friend in Seoul. By a small series of unexpected events, the precious ring that Hee-chul planned to give to his girl friend end up in Young-ju possession, which at the same time, loose her bag. With only information she had chance to gather on Choi Hee-chul, she decides to find him, give him back the ring and take back her bag. However, at the moment of giving back the ring, her old lying habit kick back and obviously, hilarity and adventure ensues.


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The Beast and The Beauty

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Cast: Ryu Seung-Beom, Shin Mina, Kim Gang-Woo
Director: Lee Gye-Byeok

Plot: South Korean romantic-comedy film. It involves voice-actor Dong-gun (Ryu Seung-beom), whose blind girlfriend Hae-ju (Shin Min-a) suddenly receives surgery to regain her eyesight. Having lied to Hae-ju about his appearance, the beastly Dong-gun chooses to undergo extreme measures to change his appearance, while promising Hae-ju that he will return soon. Meanwhile, Hae-ju bumps into the Joon-ha (Kim Kang-woo)—Dong-gun’s high school friend whose appearance is how Dong-gun described himself to Hae-ju—and mistakes him for Dong-gun. Hilarity ensues, and Dong-gun finds himself struggling to hold onto the love of the woman he loves.


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