The 11 Most Expensive Korean Movies of the Year
Posted 2017/08/12 3108 0
These movies are all (potential) box office hits!
Confidential Assignment: When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.
Fabricated City: In real life, Kwon Yoo (Ji Chang-Wook) is unemployed, but in the virtual game world he is the best leader. Kwon Yoo is then framed for a murder. With the help of hacker Yeo-Wool (Shim Eun-Kyung), he tries to uncover the truth behind the murder case.
9. Night of 7 Years: $9.79 million
This is a drama depicts the intense and fierce fight which those greedy citizens, in the city that never sleeps, collide with each other in order to become the owner of the most splendid luring lights: money and power.
8. Real: $10.24 million
In the underworld of a dark fictional city, Jang Tae-yeong (Kim Soo-hyun) is a successful problem solver as well as owner of a large casino. Disturbed by an entirely different personality lies within himself, Jang decided to seek the help of Dr. Choi Jin-ki. To help Jang be rid of the other personality, Dr Choi came up with an elaborate plan. Jang followed through the plan, however, it yielded unexpected consequences. The battle of the real and fake Jang Tae-Yeong then ensues...
7. The King: $12.01 million
Park Tae Soo was born to a difficult family, one day he wanted to be a prosecutor. He was able to achieve his dream accepted in one of the best university in South Korea and became a prosecutor. Park Tae Soo is one of the best prosecutor although he is the youngest among them. Then everything changed when he meet Han Kang Sik, prosecutor who has the power of the king, but then Tae Soo see what's behind the curtain, the movie reflected the power of the prosecutors on the 90s.
6. A Taxi Driver: $13.35 million
In 1980, a foreign journalist hires a down-on-his-luck taxi driver to take him to Gwangju, South Korea. They soon arrive to find a city under siege by student protesters and the military.
5. Steel Rain: $13.8 million
To prevent a Korean war, a former agent from North Korea's intelligence bureau Eom Chul-Woo (Jung Woo-Sung) and a South Korean government official Kwak Chul-Woo (Kwak Do-Won) carry out a secret operation.
4. Namhansanseong Fortress: $15.13 million
The movie depicts the conflict between Choi Myung-kil, a representative figure of the Juhwapa faction, who insisted to keep friendly relation with Qing Dynasty in order to protect the people in Joseon, and Kim Sang-heon, a representative figure of the pro-Ming Dynasty faction, Cheokhwapa, on the other side, while they fled to the South Castle (Namhansanseong) during the Second Manchu invasion of Korea.
3. Battleship Island: $22.25 million
The movie is about a group of about 400 Korean workers who risk their lives to attempt an escape from Hashima, and the story of forced labor on the island.
2. Along with the Gods: $35.6 million
Story of the death of an ordinary man named Ja Hong (Cha Tae-hyun) and Kang Rim (Ha Jung-woo), the head grim reaper who escorts Ja Hong to the afterlife, where he will assign a public defender to represent him in 7 trials in 49 days to find out how he lived his life and where he ought to spend the rest of eternity.
1. Okja: $50 million
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.