Theatrical Releases in 2011


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January

Heartbeat Heartbeat     ["Simjang-yi dduinda"]     심장이 뛴다.     Thriller/Drama.     Written and directed by Yoon Jae-geun.   A desperate mother of an eight-year-old girl with terminal heart disease miraculously discovers a brain-dead donor. However, the donor's ne'er-do-well son refuses to sign the release form.   Starring Kim Youn-jin, Park Hae-il.   Music by Bang Joon-seok, Boksoonga.   Special Effects Makeup by Sin Jae-ho.   An Ozon Film Production.   Distributed by Lotte Entertainment.   Sold internationally by Finecut.  Rating: 15+.   114 minutes.   January 6.

¡Amor revolucion!     [ "Kuba-eui yeon-in"]     쿠바의 연인.     Documentary.     Directed by Jeong Ho-hyun.   A documentary filmmaker whose original plan was to explore the lives of Korean diaspora in Cuba is compelled to make another movie when she falls in love with a Cuban gentleman a decade younger than her.   Distributed by Cinema Dal.   93 minutes.   Rating: 15+.   January 13.

Invisible 2: Chasing the Ghost Sound     ["Gwisin sori chatgi"]     귀신소리 찾기.     Horror/Short film.     Written and directed by Yoo Joon-seok.   A cable TV production team working for a supernatural-themed reality show attempts to record the voice of an alleged ghost, but the tensions mount as professional stances of the team members escalate to personal conflicts.   Starring Jeong Eui-soon, Kim Wang-geun, Jeong Heui-tae.   Distributed by Indiestory.   40 minutes.   Rating: 15+.   January 13.

Glove Glove     ["Geuleobeu"]     글러브.     Sports/Drama.     Directed by Kang Woo-seok.   Written by Kim Ki-beom, Sin Dong-ik.   Kim Sang-nam, a pro baseball player with serious anger management issues, ends up coaching a baseball team made up of deaf children.   Starring Jeong Jae-young, Yoo Seon, Kang Sin-il, Jo Jin-woong.   A Cinema Service Production.   Distributed and sold internationally by CJ Entertainment.   144 minutes.   Rating: General.   January 20.

Be My Guest     ["Joogireo gamnida"]     죽이러 갑니다.     Horror/Comedy.     Written and directed by Park Soo-young.   President Eom and his family are isolated in a cabin and threatened by a worker fired from his company, whose interpretation of the expression "heads will roll" is altogether too literal.   Starring Lee Kyung-young, Kim Jin-soo, Kim Byung-choon, Kim Kkot-bi.   A Barunsaenghwal Production.   Distributed by Mountain Pictures.   78 minutes.   Rating: 18+.   January 20.

Detective K Detective K     ["Joseon Myungtamjeong: Gaksi-tugu-kkot eui bimil"]     조선명탐정: 각시투구꽃의 비밀.     Mystery/Historical Drama/Comedy.     Directed by Kim Seok-yoon.   Written by Lee Choon-hyeong and Lee Nam-gyu.   Cinematography by Jang Nam-cheol.   Music by Kim Han-jo, Eom Gi-yeop.   Costume Design by Gwon Yoo-jin.   During the reign of King Jeongjo, a secret detective investigates a corruption scheme among government officials.   Starring Kim Myeong-min, O Dal-soo, Han Jee-min.   A Cheongnyeon Film/Withus Film Co-Production.   Distributed and sold internationally by Showbox Mediaplex.   115 minutes.   Rating: 12+.   January 27.

Battlefield Heroes     ["Pyeongyang-seong"]     평양성.     Historical Drama/Comedy.     Directed by Lee Jun-ik.   Written by Jo Cheol-hyun and O Seung-hyun.   Music by Kim Joon-seok.   Art Direction by Sagongheui.   Production Design by Gang Seung-yong.   Special Makeup Effects by Lee Chang-man and Lee Myeong-ok.   In this sequel to Once Upon A Time in the Battlefield (2003), the old Silla general Kim Yoo-sin allies himself with Tang Chinese to fell Koguryo Kingdom's last defense perimeter, the Pyongyang Castle.   Starring Jeong Jin-yeong, Lee Mun-sik, Ryoo Seung-ryong, Yoon Je-moon, Seon Woo-seon.   A Tiger Pictures Production.   Distributed by Lotte Entertainment.   Sold internationally by M-Line Distribution.  117 minutes.   Rating: 12+.   January 27.



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Box-Office Admission Results

Release date Film Title Nationwide
Jan 6 Heartbeat N/A
Jan 13 ¡Amor revolucion! N/A
Jan 13 Invisible 2: Chasing the Ghost Sound N/A
Jan 20 Glove N/A
Jan 20 Be My Guest N/A
Jan 27 Battlefield Heroes N/A
Jan 27 Detective K N/A


* Source: Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

Note that from 2007 on, listed screen totals are nationwide, not for Seoul.




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