Hot Korean films at Berlin

TITLE: “I’M A CYBORG, BUT THAT’S OK”
Director: Park Chan-wook
Producer: Moho Films
Cast: Im Soo-jung, Rain
Plot: A young woman living in a mental institution believes she is a cyborg and falls in love with one of her fellow inmates.
Sales: CJ Entertainment
Status: Completed, in Competition at Berlin

TITLE: “THE DESERT DREAM” (SOUTH KOREA/FRANCE)
Director: Zhang Lu
Producer: G21M (Korea)
Cast: Bat-ulzii, Seo Jeong
Plot: A North Korean refugee and her son end up staying with a man in an abandoned town on the border between China and Mongolia.
Sales: G21M
Status: Completed, in Competition at Berlin

TITLE: “THE RESTLESS”
Director: Jo Dong-oh
Producer: Nabi Pictures
Cast: Jung Woo-sung, Kim Tae-hui, Heo Jun-ho
Plot: Big-budget fantasy in which a powerful warrior enters a middle world between earth and heaven where souls cast off their memories.
Sales: CJ Entertainment
Status: Completed

TITLE: “200 POUND BEAUTY”
Director: Kim Yong-hwa
Producers: KM Culture, Realise
Cast: Kim Ah-joong, Joo Jin-mo
Plot: Local hit based on a Japanese manga about an overweight woman, working as a ghost singer for a famous pop star, who undergoes radical surgery to make herself thin and pretty.
Sales: KM Culture
Status: Completed

TITLE: “BREATH”
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Producer: Kim Ki-duk Film
Cast: Chang Chen, Park Ji-ah, Ha Jeong-woo
Plot: An unhappily married woman falls in love with a convict on death row and tries to bring him peace in his final days.
Sales: Cineclick Asia
Status: Post

TITLE: “YOBI, THE FIVE-TAILED FOX”
Director: Lee Sung-gang
Producer: Sunwoo Entertainment, Yellow Film
Cast: Son Yeh-jin, Ryu Deok-hwan, Kong Hyung-jin
Plot: Fantasy from Korea’s most famous animator about a shape-shifting fox going through adolescence who falls in love with a human boy.
Sales: CJ Entertainment
Status: Completed

TITLE: “D-WAR”
Director: Shim Hyung-rae
Producer: Younggu Entertainment
Cast: Jason Behr, Robert Forster, Amanda Brooks
Plot: A $70 million effects-heavy film in which a giant snake from ancient days appears in modern-day Los Angeles in the hopes of finding a woman who has the key to transforming it into a dragon.
Sales: Showbox
Status: Completed

TITLE: “MY WIFE IS A GANGSTER 3”
Director: Jo Jin-gyu
Producer: Hyunjin Cinema
Cast: Shu Qi, Lee Beom-soo, Hyun Young, Oh Ji-ho
Plot: The lethally trained daughter of a powerful Hong Kong Triad boss is sent into hiding in Seoul, where she is hosted by a group of bumbling gangsters.
Sales: Showbox
Status: Completed

TITLE: “VOICE OF A MURDERER”
Director: Park Jin-pyo
Producer: Zip Cinema
Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Nam-joo, Kang Dong-won
Plot: Based on true story of a well-known news anchor whose son is kidnapped.
Sales: CJ Entertainment
Status: Completed

TITLE: “NO REGRETS”
Director: Leesong Hee-il
Producer: Generation Blue Films
Cast: Lee Young-hun, Lee Han
Plot: A struggling factory worker decides to take up the much more lucrative job of being a male escort, but one of his clients starts to show a persistent interest in him.
Sales: Fortissimo Films
Status: Completed

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