10 Korean Movies Hitting Theaters This Month

Posted 2017/09/04 2196 0

In the mood for checking out the Korean film industry?

 

1. Memoir of a Murderer

Release Date: 06/09

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Sol Kyung Gu, Kim Nam Gil, Seolhyun

In his past, Byeong-Soo (Sol Kyung-Gu) was a serial killer. He now suffers from Alzheimer’s. Byeong-Soo has a daughter, Eun-Hee (Seol Hyun), but he actually took her from one of his victims. One day, he remembers Eun-Hee's boyfriend (Kim Nam-Gil) approached Eun-Hee to kill her. To protect Eun-Hee, he fights to keep his memory and he plans to kill Tae-Joo.

 

2. The Running Actress

Release Date: 14/09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Moon So Ri

A long day in the life of a washed-up actress who gets a loan, checks up on her mother-in-law, takes free photos upon her mom’s request, meets producers asking her for a cameo performance, and calms her crying baby.

 

3. The End of April

Release Date: 14/09

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Starring: Park Ji Soo

Huyn Jin moves to an old building. Soon she realizes the strange noises coming from the next door apartment, where a young man named Huyng Goo lives. One day, Huyng Goo and his mother are brutally murdered...

 

4. The Poet and the Boy

Release Date: 14/09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Yang Ik Joon, Jeon Hye Jin, Jung Ga Ram

A poet who was born and raised in Jeju Island and his wife come across and rough but innocent boy and find the true meaning of love and relationships.

 

5. Oh! My God: Returns

Release Date: 14/09

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Choi Sung Guk, Kim Sung Kyung

In 1997, while the country is going through financial difficulties, Sang-Hoon (Choi Sung-Guk) and his wife Ji-Won (Kim Sung-Kyung) run a boarding house, but they are unable to collect expenses from their tenants. The couple are facing the threat of bankruptcy. Making things worse, a loan shark (Lee Joon-Hyuk) begins to harass Sang-Hoon.

 

6. The Star Next Door

Release Date: 21/09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Han Chae Young, Jin Ji Hee

A top actress (Han Chae-young) lives next door to a teenage tennis player named So-eun (Jin Ji-hee) who is, in fact, her daughter. Mother and daughter don't quite get along.

 

7. Lost to Shame

Release Date: 27/09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Nam Yeon Woo, Ahn Sung Min

Song-joon is an unknown actor who often has to borrow money from his brother to get by. On one of his grim days, Song-joon is cast as the lead in a play about homosexuality. The play is successful and Song-joon is lauded for his performance. By taking the role and making efforts to better understand the gay community, Song-joon believes he has been able to overcome his prejudices. But after discovering his brother's secret, he realizes he is still unable to accept homosexual love.

 

8. Train of Peace

Release Date: 28/09

Genre: Drama

Starring: Park Sung Bum

Two brothers who met on the battlefield of the Korean war and promised to find each other again dramatically reunite through the train of peace. Through this story, the film gives hope that we can meet despite any situation.

 

9. The Fortress

Genre: History

Starring: Kim Yoon Suk, Lee Byung Hun, Park Hae Il, Go Soo

In 1636, the Qing dynasty attacks Joseon. King Injo and his retainers, including Choi Myung-kil and Kim Sang-hun, hide in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong. They are isolated from the outside. Meanwhile, Choi Myung-kil insists that they enter into negotiations with the Qing dynasty, but Kim Sang-hun proposes that they keep fighting.

 

10. I Can Speak

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Na Moon Hee, Lee Je Hoon

A hot-blooded female detective who always needs to set things straight and a level-9 operative teach each other English and open up to each other.

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