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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Korean Movie, Korean movies in 2016 that are box-office hit

1. A Violent Prosecutor (Crime film, Comedy)

Release date: February 3, 2016
Total attendance: 9706697
Cumulative sales: 77,300,000,000 KRW
Main Cast: Jung-min Hwang, Dong-Won Kang

This Crime/Comedy movie that is featuring Korean wave star Dong-Won Kang and great actor Jung-min Hwang.

Byun Jae-Wook (Hwang Jung-Min) is a short-tempered prosecutor who only pursues the truth. He is famous for his tough investigations. A suspect, under the the interrogation of Byun Jae-Wook, is then found dead. Byun Jae-Wook is arrested and gets 15 years in prison.

Five years later, Byun Jae-Wook meets good-looking con man Chi-Won in prison. Chi-Won knows about Byun Jae-Wook’s case. Byun Jae-Wook feels Chi-Won could carry out his plan outside of prison. Using his knowledge as a former prosecutor, he gets Chi-Won acquitted. Byun Jae-Wook prepares a counterattack on those who framed him.

Would Byun Jae-Wook be able to prove that he is innocent?

2. The Tunnel (Drama film/Thriller)

Release date: August 10, 2016
Total attendance: 7125000
Main Cast: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh

Lee Jung-Soo drives home for his daughter's birthday. While driving through a tunnel that crosses through a mountain, the unthinkable happens. The tunnel collapses. When Lee Jung-Soo regains consciousness, he finds himself trapped inside his car. The car itself is buried under thousands of tons of concrete and debris. All he has inside the car are his cellphone, two bottles of water and his daughter's birthday cake.

The government immediately forms rescue team after hearing this news, but the rescue doesn’t go well even the director of rescue team, Dal-su Oh tried many methods to enter into the tunnel.

Meanwhile, Sehyun (Doona Bae), Jung-Soo’s wife, doesn’t give up on her hope that her husband can comeback safely and she tries to cheer him up through radio broadcast that he could only access.
The slow process of rescue delays on the completion of the second tunnel, thus the public opinion is divided for Jung-Soo’s rescue and survival.

Would Jung-Soo be able to come out of the tunnel alive?

Check out the ending from the movie!

3. Train to Busan (Action, Thriller)

Release date: July 20, 2016
Total attendance: 11565336
Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Dong-Seok Ma

Seok-Woo (Gong Yoo) is a fund manager in Seoul. He is separated from his wife and lives with his daughter Soo-An (Kim Soo-Ahn). Seok-Woo doesn't spend much time with his daughter or show affection to her. On the night before Soo-An's birthday, Soo-An insists on seeing her mother for her birthday. Seok-Woo has no other choice, but to take her to Busan. Early the next morning, they board the KTX train for Busan at Seoul Station.

Before the KTX train leaves Seoul Station, a zombie like girl jumps onto the train. The girl is infected with a horrific virus that is spreading like wildfire. Seok-Woo, Soo-An and the other passengers on the KTX train must now fight for their lives.

Would this father and daughter survive until the end of the movie?

Would they be able to arrive on Busan safely?

4. The Wailing (Mystery, Thriller)

Release date: May 12, 2016
Total attendance: 6862271
Cumulative sales: 55,700,000,000 KRW
Main cast: Do-won Kwak, Jung-min Hwang

Within a seemingly peaceful village, a plague of mysterious & violent deaths suddenly take place. The police conclude poisonous wild mushrooms are the cause of the deaths. Police Officer Jong-Goo (Kwak Do-Won) hears a rumor from a coworker about a mysterious Japanese man (Jun Kunimura) living nearby. The rumor fingers the Japanese man as the man causing these mysterious & violent deaths. Jong-Goo, while on duty, meets Moo-Myeong (Chun Woo-Hee). She tells Jong-Goo that she saw the Japanese man where the last deaths took place. Jong-Goo's doubts about the man begin to waver.

Jong-Goo's daughter Hyo-Jin then comes down with the crazed symptoms similar to what the other villagers had before their deaths. Jong-Goo becomes desperate. He heads out into the mountains to find the old Japanese man's home. Meanwhile, his mother-in-law calls in a shaman, Il-Gwang (Hwang Jung-Min), to perform an exorcism on Hyo-Jin.

Will Jong-Goo be able to save his daughter, Hyo-Jin?

Or would she die like other villagers?

5. The Age of Shadows (Action)

Release date: September 7, 2016
Total attendance: 7497111
Main cast: Gong Yoo, Gang-Ho Song

Set in the 1920's, during the Japanese occupation of South Korea, Lee Jung-Chool (Song Kang-Ho) was once a member of the Korean independence movement, but he now works as a police officer for Japan. He receives an order to take down the Korean independence group the Righteous Brotherhood.

Lee Jung-Chool introduces himself to art dealer Kim Woo-Jin (Gong Yoo) and pretends to be interested in his Korean artworks. In actuality, Kim Woo-Jin is the regional leader of the Righteous Brotherhood. Both of these men are well aware of each other's true identities and intentions, but get closer to each other seeking out more information.
The Righteous Brotherhood learns there are spies within their group and attempt to clamp down on the moles. Soon, the identities of Righteous Brotherhood members are leaked and they flee to Shanghai, China. Meanwhile, Lee Jung-Chool and Japanese police officer Hashimoto (Um Tae-Goo) lead forces to Shanghai, China. There, members of the Righteous Brotherhood decide to acquire explosive for an attack on the Japanese government in Korea.

Then who is the shadow? 

Would the Righteous Brotherhood be able to transport
the bomb to Gyeongseong safely?

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