49 Days

Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.

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Obsessed with a new image

Don’t love me just because I’m beautiful, is the tune South Korean heart-throb Song Seung Heon seems to be singing. When he was in his 20s, he almost exclusively played suave leading-man roles in dreamy K-dramas, including his breakout part in the iconic weepy series Autumn In My Heart (2000).
Now 37, the actor feels straitjacketed.
“As I progressed in my acting career, I felt confined by my image. I thought it would be great to move beyond my usual roles. As I was looking for such an opportunity, I came read more

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Pretty leads, typical drama

Review Drama
132 minutes
Opens tomorrow
The story: Decorated war hero Colonel Kim (Song Seung Heon) returns to South Korea after battling in the Vietnam War and hopes to lead a quiet life with his wife (Jo Yeo Jeong). His plan falls apart, however, when he finds himself enamoured with Ga Heun (Lim Ji Yeon), the pretty young wife of a subordinate.
South Korean heart-throb Song baring it all for a provocative erotic film? The movie sells itself.
Which was exactly what happened read more

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South Korean Fest Unveils Focus on Movies About North Korea

SEOUL — The Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF) will present 91 films from 25 countries next month in the South Korean city of Gwangju, with a special focus on North Korea.
GIFF will run from Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in the South Korean city, which is largely associated with pro-democracy movements. Gwangju is also host to Asia’s largest fine-art biennale.
This year’s opener is Late Spring, a Korean War (1950-1953) drama by Cho Geun-hyun (26 read more

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Korean star Song Seung Heon recollects his first intimate scene in the buff

For South Korean heart-throb Song Seung Heon, having to strip naked for his first bed scene in the upcoming R21 movie Obsessed was the most bewildering day of his acting life.
The 37-year-old model-turned-actor, who was in town yesterday to promote the movie, said: “It was an interesting experience. I felt very shy as I was naked with 30 people on set looking at me.”
He added: “Before I took on this role, I always thought that if I were to do an intimate love scene, I would do it well and it read more

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Brands surf Korean Wave of success

‘Soft power’ has been around for years and first surfaced in Hollywood to promote the American Dream. Now K-pop culture is taking it to a new level
Before the mass appeal of television and the advent of the internet’s global web of infotainment, there was Hollywood. Snapshots of life in the United States were dramatised and glamorised during the golden age of film in the 1930s, and screened to packed audiences around the world.
Movie moguls such as Louis B Mayer, Jack Warner and read more

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Hunk bares all in erotic movie

Korean drama fans may be used to getting more than an eyeful of the toned abs of heart-throb Song Seung Heon in the many shirtless scenes in his dramas.
But, compared with his upcoming movie Obsessed, they ain’t seen nothing yet – the 37-year-old star of shows such as Autumn In My Heart (2000) does the full monty. Yes, he is baring it all in steamy sex scenes in the erotic movie about a torrid love affair between a married army colonel and his subordinate’s wife.
As if his fans are not excited enough read more

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Korea Tourism Organization Announces To:ur Imagination Campaign With the Chance to Win a Vacation to Experience the …

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) invites you to experience the beauty and culture of Korea as part of its new campaign, ‘To:ur Imagination.’ The campaign is designed to promote the charm of Korea and offers the opportunity to make a trip to the country this fall. KTO plans to select winners through an online event and post video footages of their journey in Korea, to share their experience and attract more people to Korea.

You can enter for your chance read more

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Take a ride with the Asian Prince

Popular South Korean actor Jang Geun Suk’s music act Team H is not a vanity project – it is a return to his roots.
He and his schoolmate Kurt Jung, who is now a DJ and a producer, started the act when they were in university. They released their third album, Driving To The Highway, this month.
The good-looking duo may have fans mistakenly thinking that the H in Team H stands for Hot. But they are really not so narcissistic.
In an e-mail interview with Life!, Jang, 26, reveals that the inspiration for the read more

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