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  2. April 23, 2019 Award-winning director Bong unveils eerie family tragicomedy By Park Jin-hai The Korea Times Bong Joon-ho, director of the internationally acclaimed films like "Snowpiercer," "The Host" and "Okja," has returned with his new movie "Parasite." The much-anticipated film, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun and Choi Woo-sik, tells the story of two families with extremely different social backgrounds ― a poor jobless household and a wealthy upper-class one. It is Bong's seventh feature film and first Korean-language movie in 10 years. Expectations for the new film are running particularly high, after the Cannes Film Festival announced its selection of the film for its 2019 competition, Thursday. This is Bong's second time to compete for the Palme d'Or award. The director's 2017 film "Okja" was previously selected. Bong, known for his freewheeling cinematic imagination and creativity, tells the story of modern Korean society's class system in the new film. "Although there is no physical line that divides the living space of the haves and the have-nots, in reality, there is a tacit division between the two classes," the 49-year-old screenwriter and director said during a press conference at the Westin Chosun Seoul, Monday. "Living in the starkly different living boundary, there is nearly no chance for the rich to happen to meet the poor and vice versa. Through Ki-woo, the invisible line gets eliminated and it begins the story that follows." The story starts when the son of the impoverished family, played by Choi, fabricates his educational background and visits the rich family's home for a job interview to work as a tutor for the family's children. "As the symbiosis or coexistence of human relations crumbles, one has no other choice but to live as a parasite in order to survive. In this sad reality, the poor family's struggle for survival could feel like tragicomedy," Bong said. The director first came up with the ideal in 2013 and developed the story. "The initial title for the film was Decalcomania. Like the art technique, I wanted to tell the story of two families, each comprised of four members, but showing a stark contrast," he said. Veteran actor Song Kang-ho, who is working with the director for the fourth time, will play Ki-taek, the good-natured but jobless father of the poor family. He described his character as like a mollusk. "This ordinary man accepts the situation and reacts in his own ways like a mollusk, sometimes taking extraordinary actions. But, he is not a strange person who is lacking common sense. Rather he is an ordinary father who lives a hard life for his family. With all of his bad luck, he happened to face this incident," Song said. The actor, who is fondly called the "persona" of director Bong, said audiences can witness the development of Bong's cinematic world. "Each time I work with the director, I feel I owe him for his endless imagination and poignant perspectives. Personally, the scenario this time reminded me of Bong's 2003 Memories of Murder," Song said. "When his past works like The Host and Snowpiercer entertained viewers of that particular genre, Bong's new film is more close to Memories of Murder. Through the film, viewers can witness the advancement of Bong's world and the development of Korean film as well." Regarding the film's premiere at Cannes, Bong expressed both expectations and concerns. "I think the international audiences at the film festival may not understand every detail of this film, because the story is specific to Korean society. But at the same time, I also feel it shares some common ground, telling the stories of two families at the extreme end of the haves and the have-nots." The director hopes his film will "provoke many questions and thoughts in audiences" after they walk out of the theaters. "Parasite" will premiere during the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 14, and will be released here later that month. Guess 'Parasite' plot with 12 still images [PHOTOS]
  3. Another Is You fancam. Can anyone open the link in the caption? Because I cannot. Would love to see the full video of this one... https://weibointl.api.weibo.cn/share/67337868.html?weibo_id=4363943910505131
  4. *** I heard that currently KWB is believed to be in Australia, resting with SMA. I hope he's doing fine. I miss him!
  5. Super Junior’s Donghae and Eunhyuk just made their comeback, and we can’t get enough of the “Danger” they brought to our life! The duo has been active since 2011, and they have surprised us with tons of catchy songs, funny dances, and a lot of laughs as well! Their chemistry is really easy to see […] The post 8 Reasons Why Super Junior D&E Is An Amazing Sub-Unit appeared first on Soompi View the full article
  6. #Mamonde FB(2019.04.22) #마몽드 #ParkShinHye https://www.facebook.com/mamonde.kr/videos/2545060655528420/ …
  7. @graceeedwardmom Please write your fan fic, i am very interested to read!!! I am very interested in watching the possibly deleted Third Hotpot scene, in which may happen before the beheading. Hope Tvb included
  8. Actor and former Teen Top member Byung Hun (L.Joe) has been confirmed to join an upcoming drama! Earlier in the month, it was reported that Byung Hun was in talks to join OCN’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “Mr. Fixed Term” (literal translation). On April 23, it was confirmed that he had accepted the offer. “Mr. Fixed Term” […] The post Byung Hun Confirmed To Join Upcoming Drama With Yoon Kyun Sang, Geum Sae Rok, And More appeared first on Soompi View the full article
  9. 16 Memorable Life Lessons That K-Dramas Have Taught Us The K-drama universe is amazing. No matter the genre, the story behind every Korean drama is embedded with all sorts of sub-genres, all coming together as one. On top of the laughter, the romance, the thriller, and even the melodrama, we gain one more thing when watching our favorite actors and actresses onscreen: a set of life lessons. Midst these dramas’ scripts lies an incredible amount of dialogues that leave us pondering over them for weeks, months, and even years once the storyline has concluded. Featuring some of the most unforgettable K-dramas in order of their air date, here are 16 quote-worthy lines that have taught us a lesson or two in life! 2. About reevaluating oneself – “My Love From The Star” “Before holding a grudge against the people around you for not taking on your side, think about why you haven’t been able to make them stand on your side.” – Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) Watch “My Love From the Star”: Watch Now (skipped unrelated.....) credit : soompi news
  10. 16 Memorable Life Lessons That K-Dramas Have Taught Us The K-drama universe is amazing. No matter the genre, the story behind every Korean drama is embedded with all sorts of sub-genres, all coming together as one. On top of the laughter, the romance, the thriller, and even the melodrama, we gain one more thing when watching our favorite actors and actresses onscreen: a set of life lessons. Midst these dramas’ scripts lies an incredible amount of dialogues that leave us pondering over them for weeks, months, and even years once the storyline has concluded. Featuring some of the most unforgettable K-dramas in order of their air date, here are 16 quote-worthy lines that have taught us a lesson or two in life! 13. About carrying on without a dream – “Fight My Way” “Must everyone have a dream, anyway? Even if I don’t have a dream, the world goes ’round just fine.” – Go Dong Man (Park Seo Joon) Watch “Fight My Way”: Watch Now ____________________________________________________ 14. About putting oneself first – “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” “People say that it’s valuable to sacrifice yourself in life, but it’s actually not. You just lose yourself by suffering and sacrificing. In any circumstances, the most important thing is yourself. Never forget that you’re the most precious and the top priority at any moment.” – Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon) Watch “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”: Watch Now (skipped unrelated.....) credit : soompi news
  11. Awww, @rocat thank u so much for the translations . His replies are short to the point. Yep, he is only 20. Got to improve more. jaiyou!!!! BTS. Cuteawww, she scared him!!! Did he say "what the......."""" Omg!!! Their wedding BTS is also there. Awww, he is feeding her since she is holding her wedding dress. Cute Cr: as tagged
  12. Only drama political and history plot can be accepted and follow.. My teacher history will happy when hear these...
  13. Comments about "Switch" drama: 1/ This show is a surprise hit! I didn’t have any expectations when I decided to watch this show. I was just looking for something to kill time but this show surprised me. I was expecting a very simple show about swapping identities. The typical misunderstood thief being chased by the law, specifically a confused lawyer/prosecutor but the story was complex, yet funny and easy to follow. The writers managed to weave a story with a variety of twists & turns into something the viewers easily understood. Every episode revealed another tantalizing secret about the lead character’s past and his relationship with the bad guy. I was drawn into the closeness of the Team Conman and became more & more curious about the relationship between the lead prosecutors and how they’ll eventually become a part of Team Conman. The actors did a phenomenal job playing their characters. All of the team spirit, loyalty and relationships were believable. I was hooked from the very beginning all the way till the very very end. I found myself wishing it wouldn’t end. This show has wit, charm, intelligence, human, friendship, loyalty ... so many elements that made it addictive to watch. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you actors, film crew & staff and Viki subbers. This was a great show! 2/ Jang Keun Suk is so handsome I couldn't stop watching! As for the show, it's light hearted and full of action entertaining. Fun to watch for sure. There's not much romance but that's never bothered me. The female lead she's not the best and I found her beautiful but just okay character wise. I liked the swindlers more Ig I loved their antics. Most of the plot was clever and well written. The antagonists were also interesting and as for the double role I think the actor did a great job.
  14. A featured artist lends his or her voice in another singer’s song. With their addition, more colorful and charming music can be created, so news of collaboration between artists have become a hot topic among fans. Here are some featuring artists whose magical voices have contributed to great songs and topped music charts: 1. IU IU has featured […] The post Singers And Rappers Who Impress As Featuring Artists appeared first on Soompi View the full article
  15. Editing process. The team did a great job!
  16. Hi There is a loveline but it is not the focus of the drama. If you decide to watch it, don't expect much from romance. The main focus is the revenge,which is much more interesting. In my opinion Remember is his best post-military drama. The plot doesn't fizzle out, you have to be patient to see the son winning the war though. It takes time for him to get his revenge. Reviews : https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/remember-series-review/ https://thekoreanlass.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/review-remember-war-of-the-son/ https://blog.onehallyu.com/drama-review-remember-war-son/
  17. It's because everything is quite set since Lin An temple incident. No.1 in wulin is ZWJ, the boy is the hope, he got birth background, polite with elders and seniors, no tyrant trait but talented in martial arts. No need to fight anything so just being lazy and chit chat about everything.
  18. He's good at everything. Park Seo Joon was asked regard. his prev. interview w/ 'ESQUIRE' regard. advancing to overseas activities&learning English: "Bcs I had lot of shooting, I can't do much. I tried to do it in the middle, but I can't. But I'm willing to learn"
  19. There is some poll and Spring Night is number 1. Although i have no idea what is it about. Credit to author
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