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2000 AD Directed by Gordon Chan

Action, Thriller | 99 mn
Hong Kong, Singapore | 2000
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Peter Tong, a carefree Hong Kong youngster, finds himself drawn into the web of a deadly espionage conspiracy. To survive, Peter has to call on reserves of courage and stamina he has never needed before.
Festivals & Awards:
- Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2000
- Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2001
Best Actor
- Hong Kong Film Awards, 2001
Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Wu (Europa Report, Tai Chi Hero, Moon To)

From the director of Fist of Legend and The Medallion
2000 AD
Quotes & Reviews:

“Throughout the movie, Chan is clearly more interested in trying new approaches to action sequences rather than just piling on the f/x and artillery. As the plot shifts back to Singapore, the movie develops palpable tension as character and stunts go hand in hand.” VARIETY
2000 AD has terrific acting, action scenes, and some of the most hellish gunfights captured on film since Michael Mann’s thriller Heat.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

2000 AD

2009 Lost Memories Directed by Lee Si-Myung

Action, Thriller | 136 mn
South Korea | 2002
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2009 Lost Memories Synopsis:
In an alternate future, Japan has won World War II, and has changed the future as we know it. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of the Japan Empire and Seoul has become a major city. When a terrorist attack unleashes destruction upon a museum housing a collection of priceless ancient artifacts, J.B.I. Agent Masayuki Sakamoto discovers an underground band of freedom fighters willing to pay the ultimate price to acquire the mythical “Lunar Soul.” As the mystery comes into light and Sakamoto discovers that everything he has ever known could be little more than a complex illusion…
Festivals & Awards:
- Gerardmer International Film Festival, 2003
Audience Award
- Fantasporto International Film Festival (Portugal), 2003
- Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2003
- Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden), 2003
- Munich International Fantasy Filmfest (Germany), 2002
- Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival (Switzerland), 2002
- Grand Bell Awards (South Korea), 2002
Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor
Best Sound Effects, Best Visual Effects
Box Office hit in South Korea:
12 Million US $
7 Million US $

Quotes & Reviews:

“A beautifully designed and ambitious example of Korean cinema.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“An impressive first feature” THE NEW YORK TIMES

2009 Lost Memories

71: Into The Fire Directed by Min John H. Lee

Action, War | 120mn
South Korea | 2010
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A story of 71 student soldier trainees who fought an impossible war against seasoned North Korean army during Korean War which broke out in 1950. Based on real history, the film delicately depicts the fierce battle that teenaged student soldiers fall into as they fight to protect the final defense line by themselves when under a surprise attack and their emotions and conflicts as they experience the grown-ups’ war.
Festivals & Awards:
- Hawaii International Film Festival, 2010
- San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2010
- London Korean Film Festival, 2010
- Icheon Chunsa Film Festival (South Korea), 2010
Jury Prize
- Grand Bell Awards (South Korea), 2010
Korean Wave Popularity Award
- Baek Sang Art Awards (South Korea), 2011
Most Popular Actor, Best New Actor
- Blue Dragon Awards (South Korea), 2010
Best New Actor, Popularity Award
Box Office hit in South Korea:
20,5 Million US $
10 million US $
Quotes & Reviews:

“John H. Lee’s movie does manage to stand on its own two legs, with solid characters and a heroic scenario that moviegoing audiences are naturally inclined to root for.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD
“Well made with excellent production values and sets depicting the state of war affairs during the Korean War, 71: Into the Fire will go into my books as one of the best this year in its genre. Highly recommended!” A NUTSHELL REVIEW

A Better Tomorrow Directed by Song Hae-Sung

Action | 124 mn
South Korea | 2010
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Three years ago, although Hyuk and Young-chun successfully escaped from North Korea, Chul, Hyuk’s brother, was left behind with their mother in old soil. Time have passed and unlike Young-chun who is indulging himself in extravagant tastes, Hyuk tries to earn money to find his brother Chul whom he had to leave behind. Chul, who was once the cream of North Korean society, finally made his way to South Korea and becomes a police officer. Now to him, Hyuk is an unforgivable betrayer and criminal who gets in his way, once again. On the last job to quit the scene, the police catches word of big arms shipment and places Chul to spearhead the case. Two brothers by blood now face each other in wrongful fate.
Festivals & Awards:
- Venice International Film Festival, 2010
Special Event – World Premiere
- Tokyo International Film Festival, 2010
Special Screening
Box Office hit in South Korea:
10 Million US $
8,7 Million US $

Produced by John Woo. An amazing remake of one of his best films.
Quotes & Reviews:

“The film is beautiful to look at, and it is as solid an action thriller as anything out there.” TWITCH
A Better Tomorrow is a worthy remake that successfully captures the essence of the original without merely repeating it.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

A Tale of Two Sisters Directed by Kim Ji-Woon

Mystery, Horror | 115 mn
South Korea | 2003
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Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother’s obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.
Festivals & Awards:
- Berlin International Film Festival, 2004
- Sitges International Film Festival, 2003
Official Selection
- Pusan International Film Festival, 2003
Best Actress for Im Soo-jung, Best Cinematography, Special Jury Prize
- Fantasia International Film Festival, 2004
Most Popular Film
- Gerardmer International Film Festival, 2003
Grand Prize & 2 other awards
- Fantasporto International Film Festival (Portugal), 2004
International Fantasy Film Award: Best Director, Best Film and Best Actress
- Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina), 2004
- Scream Fest International Film Festival (USA), 2003
Best Picture
Box Office hit in South Korea:
22 Million US $

From the director of The Good, The Bad, The Weird and A Bittersweet Life
Based on a famous Korean folktale
Quotes & Reviews:

“A tour-de-force of pure psychological atmosphere [...] highly manipulative and dedicated (effectively) to keeping auds on tenterhooks.” VARIETY
“A tour-de-force of psychological horror at its creepiest.” THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A somber reflection on memory, adolescence and mourning.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Further evidence that Korea is now a significant presence in world cinema comes with A Tale of Two Sisters, a shadowy, slow-burning story of psychosis and the supernatural.” THE TIMES

Address Unknown Directed by Kim Ki-Duk

Drama, War | 117 mn
South Korea | 2001
Address Unknown (medium) Synopsis:
A 16 year old boy who had thought that his father’s death was an accident, suspects otherwise when he receives a 10 year old lost letter his father had written just before his death.
Festivals & Awards:
- Venice International Film Festival, 2001
Official Selection
- Toronto International Film Festival, 2001
Contemporary World Cinema
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2002
- Sitges International Film Festival, 2001
- Chicago International Film Festival, 2001
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2002
- Stockholm International Film Festival, 2001
- Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina), 2002
- Moscow International Film Festival, 2002
- Grand Bell Awards (South Korea), 2002
Best Supporting Actress
From the acclaimed director of 3-Iron, Bad Guy and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
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Quotes & Reviews:

“A strong visual sense with images of lonely intensity.” VARIETY
“A hard-hitting experience [...] where Kim’s usual penchant for brutality is mixed with poetic beauty.” LOVE HK FILMS
“Wonderful acting and a unique script.” ASIAN CINEMA DRIFTER

Address Unknown (medium)

Appleseed Directed by Shinji Aramaki

Action, Sci-Fi | 101 mn
Japan | 2004
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Appleseed - Poster Synopsis:
Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. INto this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance for the future of humanity.
Festivals & Awards:
- Boston Fantastic Film Festival (USA), 2004
- Stockholm International Film Festival, 2004
- Helsinki International Film Festival, 2004
- Oslo International Film Festival, 2004
- Munich International Fantasy Filmfest (Germany), 2005
- Adelaide International Film Festival (Australia), 2005
Based on the Best-Selling Comic from Masamune Shirow (Appleseed,
Ghost in the shell)
From the Director of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, also Production Designer on the Full Metal Alchemist anime series
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Quotes & Reviews:

“A stunning visual achievement. It’s new milestone for CG Animation.” JOHN WOO
“Craft connoisseur won’t be disappointed with the splendidly executed result.” VARIETY
“Absolutely stunning.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD
“Genuinely dazzling moments of visual bravura.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Approved For Adoption Directed by Laurent Boileau & Jung

Biography, Family | 70 mn
France, Belgium, South Korea | 2012
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Approved for Adoption Synopsis:
European on the heads side, Asian on the tails side. Cartoonist. 42 years old according to his civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world. Jung decided to return, for the first time, in South Korea, in order to breath the air of his home country, tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. This trip of reconciliation with his roots and with himself, shot as a documentary, leads our character to recall in animation.
Festivals & Awards:
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2012
Audience Award, Unicef Award
- New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
- Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
Grand Prize of Montreal, Inis Award
- Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden), 2013
- Turin International Film Festival (Italy), 2013
- Brussels International Film Festival (Belgium), 2012
Based on internationally acclaimed author Jung’s graphic novel
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Quotes & Reviews:

“It’s impossible not to be charmed on some level by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau’s Approved for Adoption.” VARIETY
“Adapted from the graphic novel by the acclaimed Korea-born, Belgium-raised writer/artist known as “Jung,” and co-directed with Laurent Boileau, it offers a series of vignettes from a mostly happy childhood in the 1970s and early 1980s with wryly amusing results.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Deeply moving, as well as literally illuminating.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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Arahan Directed by Ryoo Seung-Wan

Action | 114 mn
South Korea | 2004
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Sang-hwan is a young, naïve, but kind-hearted policeman always trying to clean the world from injustice. However, the reality is that he can’t even bring the smallest of local gangsters to justice.
Festivals & Awards:
- Fantasia International Film Festival, 2004
Bronze Award, L’Écran Fantastique Award
- Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2005
- New York Asian Film Festival, 2005
- Vancouver International Film Festival, 2004
- Gerardmer International Film Festival, 2004
- Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2005
- Deauville Asian Film Festival, 2005 (France)
- Action Asia Award
- Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival (Switzerland), 2004
- Puchon International Film Festival (South Korea), 2004
Best of Puchon Award, Citizen’s Choice Award
Box Office hit in South Korea:
Over 2 million admissions
Jung Doo-hong (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Red 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
Ahn Sung-kee (Silmido, Battle of the Warriors)

From the director of the Cannes-awarded film (Directors’ Fortnight) Crying Fist and The Berlin File
Quotes & Reviews:

“A gleefully entertaining mix of proletarian laffs and wild action.” VARIETY
“Crouching Matrix, Hidden Kill BillArahan is, without any hesitation, one of the finest, funniest, most action-packed, well-written, yet totally mainstream Asian films – period.” EFILMCRITIC
“The best movie I have seen this year!” EFILMCRITIC
Arahan is the best slap and tickle slice of kung-fu mayhem to hit the small screens and your funny bone this side of Kung Fu Hustle.” MONSTER AND CRITIC

Art Of Fighting (The) Directed by Shin Han-Sol

Action, Comedy | 100 mn
South Korea | 2006
The art of fighting Synopsis:
Byung-tae is a teenager who every day gets beat up at school, often several times. He spends most of his time reading martial arts manuals and taking lessons from different adults on how to learn to fight, but nothing seems to work.
Festivals & Awards:
- Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada), 2006
- Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy), 2006
Official Competition
Box Office hit in South Korea:
7,5 Million US $
Yun-shik Baek (Tazza, Save the Green Planet!, The President’s Last Bang)
Hyun-kyoon Lee (3-Iron)
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Quotes & Reviews:

“A lot of comical scenes, interesting characters and action.” TWITCH
“Memorable for its humour and the great presence shown by its two lead actors.” KOREANFILM.ORG
“It rates as one of the best Korean films of the year.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

The Art of Fighting

As Tears Go By Directed by Wong Kar-Wai

Thriller, Romance | 99 mn
Hong Kong | 1988
Already stretched to breaking in a loyalty tug of war between Triad bosses and his loose cannon partner, Wah, a rising star in the Hong Kong underworld, finds himself saddled with beautiful, ailing country cousin Ngor. As an escalating test of wills with a stubborn debtor explodes into bloodshed and a mob turncoat instigates a ruthless police crackdown, Wah’s growing fascination with Ngor becomes his last chance for escape from a violent past and a dubious future.
Festivals & Awards:
- Cannes International Film Festival, 1989
International Critics’ Week
- Toronto International Film Festival, 1989
- Hong Kong Film Awards, 1989
Best Supporting Actor
Best Art Direction
Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs)
Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love)

Wong Kar-wai’s very first movie
Quotes & Reviews:

Mean Streets is very New York, As Tears Go By is very Chinese. And, like Scorsese’s film, Wong Kar Wai’s debut shows all the signs of a new director with style, flair, and vision.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The work of a gifted film-maker, highly atmospheric with a number of exciting set-pieces.” TIME OUT

Athena: Goddess Of War Directed by Kim Myoung-Jun

Action | 108 mn
South Korea | 2011
Athena Goddess Of War - Poster_Affiche_resized Synopsis:
Jung-woo, an NTS (National Anti-Terror Service) agent, is assigned on a mission in Italy while getting involved with Hae-in who works at the NIS (National Intelligence Service) in the public relations department. The South Korean president’s daughter is kidnapped by terrorists when Korea develops a new nuclear technology that will shake the world energy market. In a situation where it can become a national emergency, U.S. shows its support by dispatching their head of East Asia at DIS (Department of Information for Security) named Son Hyuk….
Cha Seung-won (71: Into the Fire, Eye for an Eye)
Jung Woo-sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird)
Soo Ae (The Flu)

Adapted from a hit korean drama action series
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Azumi 1 Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura

Action, Adventure | 128 mn
Japan | 2003
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Synopsis: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ultimate assassin.
Festivals & Awards:
- Sundance International Film Festival, 2004
Midnight Section
- Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2004
Audience Award
- Boston Independant Film Festival, 2004
Special Jury Prize
- SXSW International Film Festival (USA), 2004
- Helsinki International Film Festival (Finland), 2004
- Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Belgium), 2004
- Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), 2004
- Japanese Academy Awards, 2004
Newcomer of the Year, Most Popular Performer Award
From the director of Midnight Meat Train, Versus and The Dual Project: Aragami
Based on a famous Japanese manga

Quotes & Reviews:

Azumi offers sharp sword, short skirt and blood.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A movie of cheerful craziness and nonstop ferocity.” THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“The film contains some superbly staged and highly lavish action sequences.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Aya Ueto’s blood-spattered face is a work of art.” EFILMCRITIC

Azumi 2: Death or Love Directed by Shusuke Kaneko

Action, Adventure | 108 mn
Japan | 2005
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Azumi-2_ESP-PORT_LatAm_571x800_Affiche_resized Synopsis:
Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former friend Nachi.
Festivals & Awards:
- Fantasia International Film Festival, 2006
The sequel to the cult movie Azumi
Based on a famous Japanese manga
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Kakeno has done a very good job of retaining much of the first movie’s feel while increasing the emotional stakes.” EFILMCRITIC
“The action is fast-moving but clear… Most of the movie takes place in gorgeous forest settings; cinematographer
Yoshitaka Sakamoto certainly makes that work.”


Bad Guy Directed by Kim Ki-Duk

Drama, Thriller | 100 mn
South Korea | 2001
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The leader of a gang of street thugs who patrol a Seoul red light district, becoming infatuated with a college girl he glimpses in another part of the city. When he tries to force a kiss on her he is beaten up by her boyfriend, and his obsession takes an ugly turn…
Festivals & Awards:
- Berlin International Film Festival, 2002
Official Selection
- Toronto International Film Festival, 2002
National Cinema Lineup: South Korean Renaissance
- Sitges International Film Festival, 2002
Orient Express Award
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2002
- Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2002
- Moscow International Film Festival, 2002
- Sydney International Film Festival, 2002
- Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea), 2001
Netpac Award – Special Mention
- Grand Bell Awards (South Korea), 2002
Best New Actress
From the acclaimed director of 3-Iron, Bad Guy and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
Quotes & Reviews:

“Unflinching social, sexual and emotionnal observations on human conduct.” SCREENDAILY
“The most emotionnally satisfying pic by Kim Ki-duk.” VARIETY
“This twisted love story of emotional bondage is oddly compelling.” THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Beast Cops Directed by Gordon Chan & Dante Lam

Action, Crime | 110 mn
Hong Kong | 1998
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beast cops (medium) Synopsis:
When a gangster is forced to leave town, his turf becomes a war-zone for criminals and the law. Two bickering cops must battle each other as they try to restore peace to the community.
Festivals & Awards:
- Fantasia International Film Festival, 1998
2nd Best Asian Film
- Hong Kong Film Awards, 1999
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Picture
Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
- Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 1999
Best Film, Best Actor
- Golden Bauhinia Awards (Hong Kong), 1999
Best Actor
Hong Kong’s answer to Bad Lieutenant
Anthony Wong (Infernal Affairs, Exiled)
Michael Wong (Nightfall)
Stephanie Che (Life Without Principle)

Directed by: Gordon Chan (2000 AD, Fist of Legend, The Medallion) and Dante Lam (The Viral Factor, The Stool Pigeon)
Quotes & Reviews:

“A genuinely interesting take on the genre.” VARIETY
“Highly acclaimed by the critics and, most importantly, a box office hit.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD
“This viciously exciting and brutal action thriller stuns with its ferocity.” THE BBC
“A brutal and brilliant piece of film-making.” THE MIRROR

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Bedevilled Directed by Jang Cheol-Soo

Crime, Thriller | 115 mn
South Korea | 2010
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When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter’s death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames.
Festivals & Awards:
- Cannes International Film Festival, 2010
International Critics’ Week
- New York Asian Film Festival, 2011
- Gerardmer International Film Festival, 2011
Best Film
- Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 2010
- Fantasporto International Film Festival (Portugal), 2011
Best Actress
- Stockholm International Film Festival, 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival, 2011
- Golden Horse International Film Festival (Taiwan), 2010
- Puchon International Film Festival (South Korea), 2010
Best of Puchon Award, Best Actress, Eterna Award
Seo Young-Hee (The Chaser)

Director Jang Cheol-Soo was Kim Ki-Duk’s former Assistant Director

Quotes & Reviews:

Bedevilled is brutally intense, wrenching guts and upending sympathies.” TWITCH
Bedevilled emerged as one of the most hard hitting and accomplished films from Korea in 2010, a shocking and unforgettable revenge thriller starring actress Seo Young Hee (The Chaser) as a woman pushed too far.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD
“Is it well-written, superbly acted, and masterfully directed? Very much so. Director Jang Cheol-so has crafted one hell of a revenge flick, one that takes its time developing its slim selection of characters and delicately advancing its plot.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

Bichunmoo Directed by Kim Young-Jun

Action, Fantasy, History | 118 mn
South Korea | 2000
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At the end of the Yuan Dynasty, when Mongolia ruled over all the Chinese Continent, the Mongols, the Hans, and Koryo (ancient Korean) migrants were engaged in racial conflict. The son of a Koryo migrant, Jinha, and the illegitimate daughter of a Mongol general, Sullie, become true friends and eventually fall in love. However, the love and loyalty between them cannot last. When Sullie’s mother dies of a chronic disease, her merciless father Taruga takes her to Sohung with him. She promises to wait for Jinha at a pagoda in Sohung on the day of every full moon. But against their will, they become swept up in the current of these tragic times…
Festivals & Awards:
- Montreal International Film Festival, 2001
- Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden), 2001
- Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), 2003
- Grand Bell Awards (South Korea), 2001
Best Costume Design
Box Office hit in South Korea:
#2 in 2000

Quotes & Reviews:

Bichunmoo is a highly enjoyable film very much in the style of Hong Kong fantasy swordplay movies.” THE DIGITAL FIX

BKO : Bangkok Knockout Directed by Panna Rittikrai

Action | 102 mn
Thailand | 2010
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A group of martial arts students are enjoying a reunion party, but they all get roofed. When they wake up, some of their friends have been kidnapped and they soon find a group of assassins coming after them. The only way to survive is to fight their way out.
Festivals & Awards:
- Fantasia International Film Festival, 2011
Guru Prize for the Most Energetic Feature
- Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2011
- New York Asian Film Festival, 2011
From the director of Born to Fight and fight coordinator of Ong Bak and Chocolate, a legend in Thai action cinema!

Quotes & Reviews:

“The action is extreme, extremely dangerous and extremely fun.” TWITCH
“The cast gives impressive demos of Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kung Fu, T-Ching and Tae Kwon Do fighting styles. They perform stunts from vertiginous heights or with dangerous vehicles.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Black House Directed by Terra Shin

Horror, Thriller | 104 mn
South Korea | 2007
Black house (high)_Affiche_resized Synopsis:
During his first day as an insurance agent, Jun-Oh gets a call on his first day at work from a woman seeking advice. She asks if insurance is paid out on suicides, and only after hanging up does he see the warning on the insurance agreement. A few days after, Jun-oh receives a request for a meeting with an unknown policy holder. When he arrives he finds a seven year-old hanging from the ceiling. Police start an investigation, but the autopsy points to suicide. Jun-oh can`t shake his suspicions that the incident was a murder. Believing that insurance, which should protect lives, cannot be seen to promote murder, he withholds payment. There is evidence of other serial murders, and a secret lying inside company records in storage. What is the true nature of the Black House?
Festivals & Awards:
- Amsterdam International Fantastic Film Festival, 2008
- Natfilm International FIlm Festival (Denmark), 2008
- Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy), 2008
10 million US $ in South Korea

Adapted from a 1997 hit Japanese novel
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Tension, intense perfs, powerful soundtrack and modern-gothic production design.” VARIETY
“Interesting, suspenseful, scary and sometimes skin-crawling.” DVD VERDICT

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