Upcoming Korean Movies You Shouldn't Miss This Year!

Posted 2017/06/19 0 0

The Korean film industry promises to explode in the second half of the year with a series of great movies!

 

1. The Merciless - 23/6

The story about the friendship and betrayal between an inmate leader and a new prisoner, who team to take over a gang.

 

2. Real - 28/6

Story about a colorful city controlled by the underworld, where a troubleshooter, Jang Tae-yeong (Kim Soo-hyun) who is good at dealing with "dark business" solves all requests, but things change for him after he meets a former detective reporter named No Yeom (Lee Gyung-young).

 

3. Okja - 28/6

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.

 

4. The Battleship Island - 7/2017

Roughly 400 Korean laborers try to escape from Battleship Island during the Japanese colonial era.

 

5. Midnight Runners - 8/2017

Story about two Korean National Police University students Ki-joon (Park Seo-joon) and Hee-yeol (Kang Ha-neul) who witness a kidnapping and track it down.

 

6. A Taxi Driver - 8/2017

Man-seob, a taxi driver from Seoul, gets involved in a German journalist's reporting of the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980.

 

7. Along with the Gods (Part 1) - 12/2017

Story of the death of an ordinary man named Ja Hong (Cha Tae-hyun) and Kang Rim (Ha Jung-woo), the head grim reaper who escorts Ja Hong to the afterlife, where he will assign a public defender to represent him in 7 trials in 49 days to find out how he lived his life and where he ought to spend the rest of eternity.

 

8. V.I.P.

The son (Lee Jong-Suk) of a high-ranking North Korean official is suspected of committing serial murders around the world. To stop the killer, South Korea, North Korea and Interpol chase after him.

 

9. The Cyclist King

A true story about Uhm Bok-dong, a Korean hero and winner from the time when Japan held a bicycle race in order to take over Korea during the Japanese Invasion.

 

10. Namhansanseong Fortress

The movie depicts the conflict between Choi Myung-kil, a representative figure of the Juhwapa faction, who insisted to keep friendly relation with Qing Dynasty in order to protect the people in Joseon, and Kim Sang-heon, a representative figure of the pro-Ming Dynasty faction, Cheokhwapa, on the other side, while they fled to the South Castle (Namhansanseong) during the Second Manchu invasion of Korea.

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