What latest movies in Korea To Watch Out For

Posted 09/12/2017 90

It can’t be denied that Korea is becoming so popular in terms of music, television shows, and movies. I believe when you hear BTS, SNSD, EXO, and other K-pop groups, a lot of fans would go gaga over them. For their TV series, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Descendants of the Sun, W-Two Worlds, and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon would surely be at the top of the list.

Right now, South Korea is also continuing in the production of quality movies that are shown worldwide. Claiming the 5th spot of the must watch Korean movies for 2017 is A Taxi Driver directed by Jang Hun. This movie is based on a true story where a taxi driver played by Song Kang-Ho which lends a hand to a German reporter who wishes to cover the happenings in the Gwangju Uprising. The movie which has finished filming at the latter part of October 2016 has been released last August 2, 2017.

4th on the list is Fifth Column by Won Shin-yeon, the director of The Suspect last 2013. The plot of the story focuses on Warrant officer Kang Jong-duk who is an investigator for the Ministry of National Defense. Song Kang-ho who is playing as the investigator only has 15 days remaining before he gets discharged in the military and before that day comes he started investigating a mysterious case which led him to the discovery of a conspiracy.

Ranking up 3rd on the latest movies of Korea to be watched is Silence of the talented Jung Ji-woo. The film is cast with Choi Min-sik and Park Shin-hye. It is a thriller film wherein the fiancée of a financial magnate was murdered and the crime is being pinned down on the daughter of the magnate.

The film Special Citizen or more commonly known as The Mayor directed by Park In Je is the second most awaited films for 2017. The story of the film is about a mayor who decides to run for the 3rd time in order to pave the way for his presidency. He will do what it takes to keep his public image clean not caring whether he does something evil on the sideways. Politics doesn’t get any dirtier than when it is handled by Mayor Byeon Jong-gu.

Lastly, the movie which people from all over the world are waiting for is the Battleship Island wherein the Descendants of the Sun male lead role Song Jong-ki is one of the main characters. The film is about 400 Korean people which have been forced to work in a coal mine at the Battleship Island during the Japanese Colonia Era attempts to escape. The characters Lee Kang-ok, a loving father and a bandmaster at the Kyungsung Hotel; Choi Chil-sung, the trouble maker yet compassionate man in the Island; and Park Moo-young, a member of the Korean Independence group which aims to rescue another member that has been included to come in the Battleship Island.

If you want to be amazed by how Korea could make one of the best films in the world, then I advise you to go to the nearest cinema that shows these movies right now.

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