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Thanks to kdramafanusa for the highlight at soompi-News & Blue Dragon threads :)

Posted: Thurs., Nov. 20, 2008, 6:46pm PT

'The Weird' tops Blue Dragon Awards

Korean western wins four prizes at film event

By HAN SUNHEE

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SEOUL -- "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" won four prizes at the 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony in Seoul on Thursday, the kudosfest which kicks off South Korea's awards season.

The Korean western set in 1930s Manchuria won best director for Kim Ji-woon plus the cinematography and art direction laurels. It also scooped the Maximum Audience Award for the year's best box office performance with a cume of $44.2 million.

Helmer Lim Soon-rye's "Forever the Moment" won for best picture and also earned supporting actress laurels for Kim Ji-young. Kim Yoon-suk picked up the actor honor for "The Chaser" while "My Wife Got Married" star Son Ye-jin nabbed the best actress award. Supporting actor went to Park Hee-soon for "Seven Days."

The male leads in Kim Ki-duk-scripted thriller "Rough Cut," So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-whan, shared the best new actor honor. Best new actress award went to Han Ye-seul for "Miss Gold Digger." Lee Gyeong-mi won the new director award for "Crush and Blush," a prize which helmer Na Hong-jin ("The Chaser") had been widely tapped to win. Lee also received best screenplay award.

There was a pensive note to the festivities, however, as organizers presented an honorary popular star award to the late Choi Jin-sil, the Korean actress who committed suicide last month. Choi held the record for wins in the category, nabbing the most popular female star award every year from 1990 to 1995, and again in 1997 and 1998. Choi made her screen debut in 1990 with "Nambugun."

Source: VARIETY

Filmmakers Honored at the 29th Blue Dragon Awards

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The 29th Blue Dragon Awards was held Thursday night to honor the year's top films and filmmakers.

This year's Blue Dragon Awards' best film honor went to "Forever the Moment," a moving film based on a true story about how the Korean women's handball team overcame the odds to win the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The film's co-star Kim Ji-young also won the best supporting actress award. Its producer, Shim Jae-myung, said that he wanted to make an inspirational film about people outside the spotlight.

Kim Yun-seok of the year's top thriller "The Chaser" was honored with the best leading actor award and Son Ye-jin of the romantic comedy "My Wife Got Married" was named the best leading actress. This year's top grossing film "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" directed by Kim Ji-woon garnered four awards - best director, cinematography, art direction, and the movie attracting the most moviegoers. Comedy "Crush and Blush" directed by newcomer Lee Kyung-mi went away with the best new director and best screenplay awards.

There was a touching moment when the late actress Choi Jin-sil was commemorated and given an honorary popularity award. Actor Ahn Sung-ki, who co-starred with her in “North Korean Partisan in South Korea,” commented that she had always been a cheerful mom and actress and that her works will forever be remembered in people’s hearts.

Source: KBS World

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Thanks to Angel70-lovelbh.com for the highlight ^^

November 7, 2008

Stars launch Korean Film Festival

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In what must be the biggest-budget launch of the KCC’s third London Korean Film Festival, director Kim Ji-woon and actor Lee Byung-hun were brought to London to introduce the flagship film of the festival, The Good the Bad and the Weird.

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Tony Rayns, the UK’s most established Korean film expert, was also there to celebrate. A few introductory speeches – including a brief welcome from Lee Byung-hun - opened the evening on Thursday, before a capacity screening of Kim Ji-woon’s kimchi western.

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The party afterwards gave plenty of photo opportunities with the stars, while Barbican staff came round with glasses of soju and Korean-inspired dishes. Both Lee and Kim were generous with their time in posing for photos with guests.

All photos courtesy Lee Hyung-wook, Editor-in-Chief of The EAST, except where otherwise stated.

Source: londonkoreanlinks.net

Dir. KJW, LBH & GBW at the 3rd London-Korean Film festival Gala Opening

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Thanks to fhyip at lovelbh.com for the KBS VOD link, streaming available at GBW-cafe.daum

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Film2.0 Feature - Feature 2008.11.24

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Source: film2.co.kr

Thank you so much to Angel70-lovelbh for this cool highlight, latest photos at Photography Blog of an ardent fan of Dir. Kim Ji Woon.. yupyup.. that's right! :D

Photos © Ian at thelitmusconfiguration

Kim Ji-Woon and Lee Byung-Hun at the Korean Film Festival 2008

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I'm very keen on Korean cinema. More specifically, I'm an unpardonably devoted fan of director Kim Ji-Woon. He'd be the chap above, probably wondering what that crazy English guy in the audience is doing pointing a camera right at him (especially when he's already got three paid photographers at his feet). Kim has only delivered five feature films to date (The Quiet Family, the delightful Foul King, A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, and The Good, The Bad, The Weird), but they're each inestimably beautiful, illuminating, intelligent genre films that believe it or not actually have a heart (instead of tacking cosmetic emotion on like some clumsy attachment). Anyway, so the point is, 'Mr Kim' was in town this evening to do press for his latest (the aforementioned The Good, The Bad, The Weird), so I, of course, went along to the Barbican (where this year's Korean film fest is being held in London) to quietly harass him with my camera. :)

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It got me thinking.. while looking through GBW thread pages last night, main reason Dir. Kim didn't attend the Blue Dragon recently.. could be that he's away at another film festival overseas. I'm not too sure but there is another film festival that has GBW included in their screening schedule. Could it be.. maybe? :blush:

Hope we'll get more info/clarification on this and most hopefully, we will see Dir. Kim at the 7th Korean Film Awards this Dec 4th in which he's nominated in the Best Director category as well. :) Fighting!

November 25, 2008

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South Korea’s leading national film awards ceremony, the 29th Blue Dragon Awards, handed out its top prize of Best Picture to hit sports drama Forever the Moment, by woman director LIM Soon-rye. Starring MOON So-ri, the film, a true story about Korea’s women’s handball Olympic team, was 2008’s first local box office success.

Dominating the awards ceremony, held Nov. 20 in Yeoido, Seoul, was KIM Ji-woon’s kimchi western, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, which picked up 4 prizes including Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Art Direction. The 1930s Manchuria set film was the year’s highest grossing box office performer thus also picking up the Maximum Audience Award.

The Best Actor nod went to KIM Yoon-suk as the weathered ex-cop in NA Hong-jin’s The Chaser. SON Ye-jin captured the Best Actress prize for her lead in the comedy-drama My Wife Got Married.

Supporting Actor and Actress nods went to PARK Hee-soon for kidnapping thriller Seven Days and KIM Ji-young for her energetic role in Forever the Moment. Best New Actress went to HAN Ye-seul for Miss Gold Digger while the Best New Actor prize was shared by SO Ji-sub and KANG Ji-hwan, the two male leads in the KIM Ki-duk produced Rough Cut.

Crush and Blush, the debut feature by PARK Chan-wook’s assistant director LEE Gyeong-mi, garnered the female helmer both the Best New Director prize and the Best Screenplay award.

An Honorary Popular Star award was presented in memory of the late CHOI Jin-sil, who committed suicide in October. CHOI had made her debut in the 1990 film Nambugun and went on to win the Most Popular Female Star award 8 times at the Blue Dragon Awards.

Credits: Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC)

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December 2, 2008

Audi Picks Korea's Most Successful Men

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From left mime Yoo Jin-kyu, actor Ha Jung-woo, designer Jung Wook-jun, singer GDragon of Big Bang, baseball coach Kim Kyung-moon, movie director Kim Jee-woon, novelist Lee Oi-soo, and chief executive of the aA Design Museum Kim Myung-han, the eight recipients of the A-Awards for the most successful men of the year given by men’s fashion magazine Arena and Audi Korea. The award ceremony will be held in Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul next Tuesday. /Courtesy of Audi Korea

Credits: englishnews@chosun.com

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December 4, 2008

7th Korean Film Award

All The Best Dir. Kim Ji Woon

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NomNomNom Fighting!

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Gratitude to kdramafanusa for the Result list, copied from

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http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?sho...0&start=160

Not bad, Dir. Kim! rbhcool.gif GBW winning 4 out of 7 nominated categories. CONGRATULATIONS!

The 7th Korea Film Awards Winner List

[For films released from 2007.10.28 to 2008.10.25]

BEST ART DIRECTION 미술상

Jo Hwa-sung 조화성 (The Good, The Bad, The Weird 좋은 놈 나쁜 놈 이상한 놈)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 촬영상

Lee Mo-gae 이모개 (The Good, The Bad, The Weird 좋은 놈 나쁜 놈 이상한 놈)

BEST VISUAL EFFECT 시각효과상

Jung Doo-hong 정두홍, Ji Jung-hyun 지중현, Heo Myung-haeng 허명행 (action/The Good, The Bad, The Weird 무술/좋은 놈 나쁜 놈 이상한 놈)

BEST SOUND EFFECT 음향상

Kim Kyung-tae 김경태, Choi Tae-young 최태영 (The Good, The Bad, The Weird 좋은 놈 나쁜 놈 이상한 놈)

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December 4, 2008

"Chaser" runs away with Korea Film Awards

First time helmer adds to his kudos haul. "Good, Bad, Weird" sweeps technical categories

Written by Han Sunhee

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SEOUL -- "The Chaser" swept the 7th edition of the prestigious Korean Film Awards held Thursday night in Seoul, Korea. Pic won a total of seven prizes including best picture, best actor for Kim Yoon-suk, best screenplay, best lighting, and best editing. Helmer Na Hong-jin also won both best director and best new director kudos.

"Crush and Blush" took two prizes, best actress for Gong Hyo-jin, a first in her career, and best new actress for Seo Woo, who played a weird middle school girl collaborating with Gong.

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From top, clockwise: Kim Yoon Seok, Gong Hyo Jin, Park Hee Soon, Kim Ji Young, Kang Ji Hwan, Seo Woo

Mega hit Korean Western, "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" received a total of four prizes, all in technical categories; best cinematography, best art direction, best sound, and best visual effects.

Best supporting actor and actress awards went to Park Hee-soon for "Seven Days" and Kim Ji-young for "Forever the Moments" respectively, which were the same results as last month's Blue Dragon Awards.

One of the two male leads of "Rough Cut," Kang Ji-whan picked up kudos for best new actor, while the best music award went to "GoGo 70s."

Source: Variety Asia Online, image from empas.com

http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7632/

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December 4, 2008

Korea Film Awards Honor Year’s Bests

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The 7th Korea Film Awards honored the year’s top filmmakers Thursday night. In a ceremony held at Sejong Cultural Center and aired on MBC this year’s hit “The Chaser” came away with the most number of awards. A chilling story about a merciless serial killer and a former cop who chases him relentlessly, “The Chaser” won seven categories - the best picture, best director for Na Hong-jin, best leading actor for Kim Yun-seok, best screenplay, best new director, best lighting, and best editing.

Kong Hyo-jin of “Crush and Blush” received the best leading actress award and Park Hee-sun, who played a corrupt cop and pal to the leading character in “Seven Days,” and Kim Ji-young as an indomitable handball player in “Forever the Moment” respectively won the best supporting actor and actress awards. Much touted “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” got the nod for its art direction, photography, sound, and visual effect.

Source: KBS World

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December 5, 2008

Suspense thriller "Chaser" sweeps Korean Film Awards

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The suspense thriller "Chaser" took seven of the most coveted titles at Thursday's Korean Film Awards in Seoul.

Director Na Hong-jin's film, loosely based on the real-life drama of an investigator's search for a sexual predator, won awards for best film, screenplay, editing and lighting. Na was also voted best director and best new director, while co-star Kim Yoon-suk won the best actor award.

Na's feature film debut was the second Korean film this year to attract over 4 million moviegoers, following Im Sun-rye's "Forever the Moment," a fictionalized account of the South Korean women's handball team in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Kim Ji-woon's "The Good the Bad the Weird," reportedly South Korea's biggest-budget film, won awards for best cinematography, art direction, special effects and sound effects.

The event was the seventh of its kind and was hosted by broadcasting giant MBC. It was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Peter Schurmann reporting for Yonhap News Agency

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/new_audio/2802100000.html

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The Good, The Bad, The Weird - Preview

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Preview by Jack Foley

ONE of the undoubted highlights of the recent London Film Festival was Kim Jee-Woon’s elaborate homage to the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone, The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

Set in Japanese-occupied Manchuria in the 1930s, the film centres on a treasure map that everyone wants. Its principal pursuers are three wildely different men: Chang-Yi, leader of a bandit gang, who’s hired to seize it from a train across the plains; his nemesis, the bounty-hunter Do-Weon; and the accident-prone train robber Tae-Gu, who seems to have a charmed life; not to mention the Japanese army, émigré Korean freedom-fighters and assorted Chinese bandits.

As each attempts to gain the upper hand, Kim Jee-Woon propels the film forward with virtually non-stop action – most of which is breathlessly choreographed and, more often than not, utterly insane.

Tony Rayns, of the London Film Festival, said that “it’s been the hit of the year in Korea, and here’s betting you’ll find it a blast too” – and he’s absolutely right. This is deliriously good fun and shouldn’t be missed when it makes its way into UK cinemas next year (2009).

Aside from the London Film Festival, the film also proved an audience hit at Cannes, where the filmmaking team also spoke about it at a press conference.

Speaking about the Westerns that influenced him, Kim Jee-woon told journalists: “I like films like High Noon, Shane, My Darling Clementine, or Gunfight At The OK Corral, and also Rio Bravo, the Howard Hawks film, but I think that I’m more influenced by films which show great strengths, and I’m thinking mainly of the Italian westerns, the films by Sergio Leone.

“In American westerns, they foreground American tradition and American values, whereas in Italian westerns, spaghetti westerns, I find much greater purely cinematographic pleasure. I find that there is much more expressivity in the characters.

“Naturally, I also enjoy many American westerns, particularly the more recent ones… There was a time when westerns began to look back into the past, with films like The Wild Bunch by Sam Peckinpah or Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood. But I think, in fact, it’s above all Sergio Leone’s westerns that I find the coolest.”

The nods to Leone are numerous but always respectful, while – crucially – the film has plenty of invention of its own. Western fans, Tarantino followers, and Leone purists can’t fail to be impressed.

Source: www.indielondon.co.uk

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THE GLOBAL ACTION ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE

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The renowned Korean director is in town promoting his anarchic Eastern/Western, The Good, The Bad, The Weird... Calum Waddell sat down with the maestro to probe his psyche!

January will see the UK cinema release of Kim Ji-woon’s The Good, the Bad & the Weird (given a, rightfully, positive review in last month’s issue of Impact). This bullet-heavy, darkly comic, splatter packed western is set in the 1930s and rarely pauses for a breath; introducing viewers to its three title characters who are on an unavoidable road to conflict. The result is a series of death-defying chases and an ending that is as hilarious as it is tragic - and, after gaining the thumbs up from critics at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it seems more than likely that The Good, the Bad & the Weird will find similar accolades from Asia Extreme buffs across the UK. For Ji-woon, of course, it is simply the latest feather in his cap. Having already helmed two crossover smashes in the shape of 2003’s grim ghost story A Tale of Two Sisters (just remade as The Uninvited - will these Hollywood hack jobs never stop?) and 2005’s stupendous gangster offering A Bittersweet Life..

[To read this article in full you must buy the December 2008 edition of Impact]

Source: impactmoviemagazine.co.uk

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December 9, 2008

What a fabulous treat .. :w00t: .. after missing Dir. Kim at the Blue Dragon especially, lots of pics of him at the Arena Magazine & Audi Korea's 2008 A-Award yesterday. CONGRATS Kim Ji Woon-ssi! :w00t:

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Birthdate : July 6, 1964

Family : Older sister, theater actress Kim Jee Sook

Status: Still single

Background : Seoul Institute of the Art, drops out to be a theater actor/director before becoming a movie director

Film buddies: Dir. Peter Chan, Lee Byung Hun

Talent Agency: CAA (Creative Artist Agency)

Debut : 1998 The Quiet Family

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Best Screenplay at the 1st Cine21 Scenario Public Subscription Contest

Best Screenplay at the Premiere Scenario contest in Korea in 1997

Best Director at Fantasporto Film Festival in 2004

Best Director at 41st SITGES Film Festival 2008

Maverick Award from 28th HIFF 2008

Best Director at 29th Blue Dragon Awards 2008

Arena Magazine-Audi Korea's A-Award 2008

Best Director at 11th Director's CUT Awards 2008

South Korean director Kim Jee-woon was born in Seoul in 1964. He began his career as a stage actor and then a stage director, directing the plays Hot Sea (1994) and Movie Movie (1995). Going on to screenwriting, his screenplay Wonderful Seasons won the award for Best Screenplay at the Premiere Scenario contest in Korea in 1997. In the same year, Kim's second screenplay, The Quiet Family, a dark comedy, won him the prize for Best Screenplay at the 1st Cine21 Scenario Public Subscription Contest. He made his directorial debut in 1998 with this screenplay. The Quiet Family won the Best Film Award at Portugal's Fantasporto Film Festival, and was an ofifcial selection at the Berlin IFF. Kim followed this by writing and directing The Foul King, which became the box office sensation in Korea for the year 2000. It was the #1 movie in Korea for six months, being watched by over 2 million people. The film received domestic and international acclaim, screened at numerous international film festivals, and sealed Kim's reputation as one of the leading directors in Korea. A Tale of Two Sisters, a horror film based on a traditional Korean folk tale, won the awards for Best Director and Best Film at Portugal's Fantasporto Film Festival in 2004. <!--fonto:Trebuchet MS--><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS"><!--/fonto-->(<a href="http://www.filmfestival.gr/2005/index.php?page=filmlist&wpage=woon&ln=en&box=independencel&sid=48" target="_blank">source</a>)<!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

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<a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Person/person_info.php?id=4345" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/KOFIC/Channel?task=kofic.user.eng.a_filmdb.command.FilmmakerDB1Retrieve2Cmd&MainGBN=1&MVIEPRSN_CD=20063611&pageSize=5" target="_blank">KOFIC</a> � <a href="http://www.movist.com/movies/movist.asp?id=208" target="_blank">movist</a> � <a href="http://movie.daum.net/movieperson/Summary.do?personId=145" target="_blank">daum</a>

<a href="http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Ji-woon.php" target="_blank">hancinema</a> � <a href="http://search.empas.com/search/all.html?z=A&q=%B1%E8%C1%F6%BF%EE&qn=&s=&f=&bd=&bw=&tq=&x=11&y=14" target="_blank">empas</a>

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jee-Woon" target="_blank">wikipedia</a> � <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453518/" target="_blank">imdb</a>

photo gallery � <a href="http://movie.daum.net/movieperson/PhotoList.do?personId=145" target="_blank">daum</a>

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1994 Hot Sea

1995 Movie Movie

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1997 - Wonderful Seasons

1998 - The Quiet Family

2000 - The Foul King

2001 - Coming Out

2002 - Three (Memories)

2003 - A Tale of Two Sisters

2005 - A Bittersweet Life

2008 - The Good, the Bad, the Weird

2010 - I Saw The Devil

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1998 사랑의 힘 The Power Of Love <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=24939" target="_blank">cine21</a>

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/cine21/poster/2005/0325/M0010016_01[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 1998 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->The Quiet Family<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=1541" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_Family" target="_blank">wikipedia</a>

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/IMGDB/poster/2001/0329/large/111338_15[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2000 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->The Foul King<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=3976" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Foul_King" target="_blank">wikipedia</a> � <a href="http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42449" target="_blank">soompi</a> thread

<img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/rubie612/dirkimjw/Coming1Out.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2001 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Coming Out<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=3330" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_Out_(2000_film)" target="_blank">wikipedia</a>

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/IMGDB/poster/2002/0802/large/111950_Three[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2002 <!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><b>Three (Segment: Memories)</b><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=6103" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_(film)" target="_blank">wikipedia</a>

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/IMGDB/poster/2003/0423/large/101638_Poste[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2003 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->A Tale of Two Sisters<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=6020" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Sisters_(2003_film)" target="_blank">wikipedia</a> � <a href="http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4274" target="_blank">soompi</a> thread

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/cine21/poster/2005/0228/M0010006_bittersweet_p1[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2005 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->A Bittersweet Life<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=8962" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bittersweet_Life" target="_blank">wikipedia</a> � <a href="http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=255" target="_blank">soompi</a> thread

<img src="http://image.cine21.com/resize/cine21/poster/2008/0610/M0010002_poster[X160,230].jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> 2008 <b><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->The Good, the Bad, the Weird<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--></b> � <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=21853" target="_blank">cine21</a> � <a href="http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=114273" target="_blank">soompi</a> thread

인류멸망보고서 2008 <a href="http://www.cine21.com/Movies/Mov_Movie/movie_detail.php?id=20028" target="_blank">cine21</a>

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<!--coloro:#0000CD--><span style="color:#0000CD"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Century Gothic--><span style="font-family:Century Gothic"><!--/fonto--><b>Acting Cameo</b><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

2005 A Bittersweet Life (opening espresso scene <img src="http://cdn.vanillaforums.com/soompi.vanillaforums.com/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> )

<a href="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/rubie612/dirkimjw/P0000020_peo66715.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/rubie612/dirkimjw/th_P0000020_peo66715.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/rubie612/dirkimjw/th_P0000002_screen32.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/rubie612/dirkimjw/th_P0000001_screen31.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/Hunnie1270/GBW2008/cine21/M0020041.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v681/Hunnie1270/GBW2008/cine21/th_M0020041.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

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Aaaaaand he wins another one :)

11th Director's CUT Awards

Best Director: Kim Ji-Woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird)

Best Producer: Kim Ki-Duk (Rough Cut), Park Chan-Wook (Crush & Blush )

Best Actor: Ha Jung-Woo (The Chaser, My Dear Enemy)

Best Actress: Gong Hyo-Jin (Crush & Blush)

Best New Director: Na Hong-Jin (The Chaser)

Best New Actor: Yoo Ah-In (Antique)

Best New Actress: Seo Woo (Crush & Blush)

Best Independent Film Director: Jung Byung-Gil (Action Boys)

The winners were chosen by 200 directors from 100 films released in 2008. Award ceremony to be held on December 16, and will be sponsored by the Busan Film Commission and Amore Pacific Mise En Scène.

http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200812100749171003

http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200812100845361003

http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200812100756581001

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^ Wahhhh! melusine.. thanks so much for the highlight, totally didn't expect this! :w00t: Awesome news, indeed and thanks very much for the message, too. Really appreciate it.. :blush: .. but seriously.. you can just post the list at the thread to share. The other update is practically negligible as it doesn't quote anything correctly. :blink: Although I sometimes had to desperately rely on such updates due to the non-existance BH news in English and for being hopeless in gisting anything properly. :blush: (turns out that we had to correct everything in the ChanMi updates that it's much easier to wild-guess the Korean article in the first place.. argh! :wacko: )

Found the Directors' CUT Awards news on Korea Times. FABULOUS update!!!!

December 10, 2008

Ha, Kong Win Director's CUT Awards

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia

Staff Reporter

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Korean directors picked actor Ha Jung-woo and actress Kong Hyo-jin as the Best Actor and Best Actress for the 11th Director's CUT Awards 2008.

The Korea Film Director's Network chose Ha and Kong as the year's best performers for their outstanding film roles.

Ha was given recognition for his exceptional performances in the hit films "My Dear Enemy" and "The Chaser." In 2005, Ha was awarded Best New Actor for "The Unforgiven" at the Director's CUT Awards.

Kong was cited for her role as a frumpy high school teacher suffering from a bad case of blushing and delusions in "Crush and Blush." Kong, who has always had a stylish image, had surprised many with her transformation into an unattractive Miss Hongdangmu (carrot) in the film.

The Best Director Award was given to Kim Jee-won who directed the acclaimed "kimchi Western," "The Good, the Bad, the Weird." Director Na Hong-jin received the New Director Award for his work on the gripping thriller "The Chaser."

Actor Yoo Ah-in was named Best New Actor for his role in the film "Antique," while young actress Seo Woo was named Best New Actress for her role as a middle school loser in "Blush and Crush."

The Independent Movie Director Award went to Jeong Byeong-gil who made independent documentary "Action Boys," about the lives of stuntmen in Korea.

Winners for the Director's CUT Awards are picked through voting by 200 Korean directors. The awards will be handed out during a ceremony Dec. 19.

Credits: cathy@koreatimes.co.kr

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/ ... 8/12/178_35872.html

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Hello.. :mellow:

Tale of 2 Sisters' Japanese remake or a bloody poster coincidence.. or vice-versa?

December 9, 2008

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Source: Nate

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