Korean comedy 'Extreme Job' released around Australia

Korea’s box-office hit action comedy ‘Extreme Job’ is released in Australia.  

Having drawn more than 12 million moviegoers so far, "Extreme Job" is just a step away from becoming the Korean box-office's No. 1 comedy film in history, data showed Sunday.

The film has attracted 12.18 million moviegoers since its release on Jan. 23, after adding 776,162 on Saturday, according to the data from the Korean Film Council.

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Rare mystery thriller involving religious cult to hit screens next month

This image shows a teaser poster for the film "Svaha," set for release on Feb. 20, 2019. 

A rare mystery thriller built around the story of an imaginary covert Buddhist cult will hit local screens next month, its distributor said Friday.

"Svaha," a Sanskrit term used in Buddhism meaning "amen," is the latest from director Jang Jae-hyun of the 2015 box office hit "The Priests" about Catholic exorcisms.

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“DARK FIGURE OF CRIME”…most controversial Korean thriller

“Dark Figure of Crime” is a thriller based on the true story of a hidden crime in Busan that was made known to the world through a current affairs television program in 2012.

The crime remains hidden from the word due to negligence in investigation.  After watching the program, Director Kim Tae-gyun interviewed the investigator who solved the case, to create this screen adaptation of the characters and events.

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'Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission' tops weekend box office in its opening week

This promotional poster for film "Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission" was provided by Lotte Entertainment.

Korean film "Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission" topped the weekend box office in its opening week, with another new Korean release coming in second, data showed Monday.

"Mal-Mo-E," or "language dictionary" in English, drew 785,618 moviegoers from Friday to Sunday, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

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In 'Innocent Witness,' Jung Woo-sung plays ambitious lawyer working with autistic teenage witness

This promotional image for "Innocent Witness" was provided by Lotte Entertainment.

The film "Innocent Witness," set to hit local cinema screens next month, is a heartwarming story in keeping with director Lee Han's signature humanistic narrative style.

It brings together big-name actor Jung Woo-sung and rising actress Kim Hyang-gi of the "Along With the Gods" series, with a story that is led by the bumpy but inspirational growth in their characters' relationship.

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Central bank, finance ministry uncomfortable with movie 'Default'

For South Koreans, the word IMF not only refers to the abbreviation for the International Monetary Fund but also conjures up painful memories of one of the worst economic crises in the country's history.

Especially for those in their 40s and 50s, the IMF has become synonymous with the financial crisis of 1997 that led to a series of business collapses, massive layoffs and harsh restructuring programs, the first to really shake a nation that up till then had managed to more or less rack up steady growth over the preceding decades.

A movie poster for "Default" 

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'Drug King' is a throwback to Song Kang-ho's dark side

Song Kang-ho is arguably the most successful South Korean movie actor working today, having in 2016 become the first actor to achieve the milestone of playing lead roles in films that sold a cumulative total of more than 100 million tickets.

His recent hit movies, like "A Taxi Driver," "The Age of Shadows," "The Attorney" and "Snowpiercer," established his cinematic image as a man of virtue with a humble demeanor.

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XO's Do Kyung-soo says he's always been into acting

Do Kyung-soo, a member of the wildly successful K-pop boy band EXO, has steadily expanded his presence as an actor before taking his first cinematic lead role in the upcoming dance film "Swing Kids."

The film, by director Kang Hyeong-cheol, follows a young North Korean dancer's journey that brings him to an American tap dance against the background of an America-controlled camp for prisoners of war on the southern island of Geoje during the 1950-53 Korean War.

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'Burning' wins L.A. Film Critics Association's award for best foreign language film

Veteran South Korean film director Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's (LAFCA) award for best 2018 foreign language film, the film's Korean distributor said Monday.

The 2018 Korean film was one of two Best Foreign Language Films announced by LAFCA, according to CGV Arthouse and the association's Internet homepage. The other winner was the Japanese drama film "Shoplifters."

The two films also competed for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize, which was finally given to the Japanese movie by director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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'Burning' wins L.A. Film Critics Association's award for best foreign language film

Veteran South Korean film director Lee Chang-dong's "Burning" won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's (LAFCA) award for best 2018 foreign language film, the film's Korean distributor said Monday.

The 2018 Korean film was one of two Best Foreign Language Films announced by LAFCA, according to CGV Arthouse and the association's Internet homepage. The other winner was the Japanese drama film "Shoplifters."

The two films also competed for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize, which was finally given to the Japanese movie by director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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