KMazing – The abundance production throughout the movie industry in South Korea have quite side effect. I personally see this every year where there are superbly done movie with distinguished plot and exceptional cinematography didn’t quite get the attention that it deserved to. The year of 2016 and 2017 is also no exception in this, but KMazing team have been gathering some titles that in our opinion deserves more recognition from the public.
5. Coffe Mate
The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2006 and was released to the public on March 1, 2017. Yoon Jin-seo plays the role of In-young, a housewife who spends much of her time in the coffee shop. There she meets a carpenter named Hee-soo (played by Oh Ji-ho). Hee-soo invites In-young to become ‘coffee mate’ aka coffee buddy who only meets in the shop without swapping personal contact numbers. They routinely meet, and their feelings bloom.
Bluebeard is a psychological film starring Cho Jin-woong and describes the story of a doctor who suspects his patient and his son is involved in an unsolved serial murder case. This is Lee Soo-yeon’s first film director in the last 14 years after she filmed The Uninvited in 2003.
3. The Prison
The Prison is a criminal action movie featuring veteran actors Han Suk-kyu and Kim Rae-won. The film, distributed by Showbox, tells of an ex-detective named Song Yoo-gun who went to jail as a convict to meet a man nicknamed The King among the inmates to reveal the truth of his brother’s death. The film marks the debut of Na Hyun director who has been known as the top screenwriter in the Korean film industry.
2. One Day
In this romantic drama, Kim Nam-gil is paired with Chun Woo-hee. The story revolves around a widower who works as an insurance investigator and now handles the case of a woman who went into a coma after a car accident. He saw how the woman’s spirit was in the hospital and realized that she was the only person who could visit her. What’s the matter between them?
1. The Sheriff in Town
A crime comedy was presented in early May. Featuring a row of famous actor Lee Sung-min, Cho Jin-woong and Kim Sung-kyun, The Sheriff in Town tells Dae-ho, a former detective who is now a sheriff in his neighborhood. On the other side is Jong-jin, a successful businessman from Seoul who moved to Dae-ho neighborhood in Busan. Dae-ho starts to suspect that Jong-jin is a drug abuser and he invites him with his stepbrother, Duk-man.