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Meet ‘Down-to-Earth’ Moon So Ri

Meet ‘Down-to-Earth’ Moon So Ri

4th April is the day when Moon So Ri, one of the Year of the 4 Actors, came to London to attend the film screening HaHaHa and Q&A session at the BAFTA Piccadilly. Before her visit, the Korean Cultural Centre UK showed five films which she starred in including Oasis and A Good Lawyer’s Wife. […]

My Wife is a Gangster (2001)

My Wife is a Gangster (2001)

Director: Jo Jin Gyu Casts: Shin Eun Kyung, Park Sang Myeon, Ahn Jae Mo, Choi Eun Ju, Kim In Kwon, Shim Won Cheol, and Choi Min Su Genre: Comedy and Action Running Time: 110 minutes Certi: 18 (South Korea) Eun Jin (Shin Eun Kyung), known as ‘Mantis’, is the second in command in the gangster […]

War of the Words: North Korea and its threats machine

War of the Words: North Korea and its threats machine

Over the last couple of weeks tension has been rising in the Korean peninsula with a new leader teasing another and provoking another. You can’t get away from North Korea and their rhetoric; it’s on every major news outlet and is currently the hot topic (although Margaret Thatcher’s death has pushed it further down the […]

Hello, School-Girl (2008)

Hello, School-Girl (2008)

Director: Jang Ha Ryu Casts: Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Yeon Hee, Kang In, and Chae Jung Ahn Genre: Romance Running Time: 113 minutes Kim Yun Woo (Yoo Ji Tae ) works as a civil servant at the district office. He is 30 years old and he’s not married yet. After moving into a new apartment, […]

Love Phobia (2004)

Love Phobia (2004)

Director: Kang Ji Eun Casts: Cho Seung Woo, Kang Hye Jung, Byeon Ju Yeon, and Park Geon Tae Genre: Melodrama and Romance Running Time: 117 minutes A Ri came to her new school wearing a yellow raincoat because she can spread ‘bad luck’ if anyone touches her. Because of that, her classmates are afraid of […]

Art Corner – 3hdl

Art Corner – 3hdl

3hdl (real name Jaemin Yang) is a young Korean artist who is part of the 5unday collective which also features artist Jooho Yi. His work is comical and with a certain cartoonish style. I wanted to find out more about the artist and his work. Mimi: Could you tell us about your background and how […]

Punch Lady (2007)

Punch Lady (2007)

Director: Kang Hyo Jin Cast: Do Ji Won, Son Hyeon Ju, Park Sang Wook, and Sulli Genre: Drama and Action Running Time: 121 minutes Ha Eun (Do Ji Won) is constantly hit by her husband (Park Sang Wook), a pro fighter champion, at home. After her former boyfriend passed away, she decides to challenge her […]

Codename: Jackal (2012)

Codename: Jackal (2012)

Director: Bae Hyeong Jun Casts: Song Ji Hyo, Kim Jae Joong, Oh Dal Su, Han Sang Jin, Kim Sung Ryeong, Ju Min Ha, Ra Mi Ra, Seo Dong Won, and Seo Yi An Genre: Comedy Running Time: 107 minutes The female killer (Song Ji Hyo) is hired to kill a Hallyu singer (Kim Jae Joong). […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club