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Japanese in Britain: Oral Histories Film Screening

Japanese in Britain: Oral Histories Film Screening

Following the devastation of the Second World War and the privations of the post-war period, the Tokyo 1964 Olympics marked the re-emergence of Japan on the world stage. As Japan flourished, enjoying economic growth and political stability, the liberalisation of passports and the end of restrictions on foreign currency opened the door for Japanese to […]

London Korean Film Night: Saving My Hubby (2002)

London Korean Film Night: Saving My Hubby (2002)

Geum-soon (Bae Doo-na), once a top-ranked volleyball player, is now a housewife with a six-month-old daughter and a trouble-making husband. When her husband goes to work, Geum-soon sometimes visits the volleyball stadium where she meets many of her old colleagues and starts to reminiscence her old life as a professional sportswoman. One night Geum-soon receives […]

London Korean Film Night: No.3

London Korean Film Night: No.3

This is an action comedy that harshly criticizes society, through the complaints that lower-class people have against a world where the privileged win everything. Tae-Ju is a wandering gangster of the Do-Gang Family. He becomes the Number Three for helping the Family boss destroy a conspiracy. Five years later, Number Two Jae-Cheol and Number Three […]

Shining Stars: Idols in Japanese Cinema in the 1980s and 1990s

Shining Stars: Idols in Japanese Cinema in the 1980s and 1990s

‘Idol’ is a term which has become a ubiquitous feature of Japanese culture. Packaged as cute, adolescent starlets, idols appear on both in film and TV and are known for their singing and acting in often equal measure. While the trend has continued since the 1960s, this film season focuses on the paramount period of […]

London Korean Film Night: Save the Green Planet (2003)

London Korean Film Night: Save the Green Planet (2003)

The feature debut by director Jang Joon-hwan mixes elements of multiple genres such as comedy, science fiction, thriller and horror. The main character, Lee Byeong-gu (Shin Ha-kyun) is a beekeeper and mannequin maker, somewhat an ordinary young man. He, however, firmly believes that all of Earth’s social ills are the evil doings of aliens; unless […]

Summer Explorers! 2 – Japanese Anime Screenings

Summer Explorers! 2 – Japanese Anime Screenings

Following the popularity of last year’s Summer Explorers, we have come back with many more anime films to brighten your summer days! Date: 30 July 2016 – 6 August 2016 Venue: Various

London Korean Film Night: The King of Jokgu (2013)

London Korean Film Night: The King of Jokgu (2013)

Man-seob (An Jae-hong) used to be the “king of Jokgu” (a fusion of football and volleyball). He was infamous for his unstoppable foot spike whilst serving in the army. He returns to school after completing his military service only to find that the jJokgu court has been removed. He desperately tries to find a way […]

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

After WWII, Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada goes on trial charged with executing American aircrews who had carried out indiscriminate bombing of the city of Nagoya toward the end of the war. He insists that such bombing perpetrated by the Americans was against international law and that the executions constituted punishment in line with military practices. […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club