The Korean Cultural Center New York‘s first online offering of 10 free Korean films was so successful that a different 10-film selection is now available through December 31.
Rating: No one under 18 is allowed to watch this film. Please note this film has strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and sexual images.
Beasts Clawing at Straws (thriller, 2020). Per IMDb : “A struggling restaurant owner, caring for his sick mom, finds a bag of cash in a sauna locker, while a customs officer gets into trouble when his girlfriend runs off with money he borrowed from a loan shark.”
Rating: Film intended for audiences 15 and over. (Underage audiences accompanied with a parent or guardian are allowed.)
Hit and Run Squad (action, 2019).This film involves a policeman in the hit-and run-department, a demoted detective, a man crazy about cars and speed … and a lot of car chases.
Miss Baek (drama, 2018). A woman who grew up abused and neglected, and thus shuts out others, meets a girl with a similar past whom she is determined to save.
OK! Madam (action comedy, 2020). A married couple board a plane to Hawaii for their first vacation together, but then must rescue their fellow passengers from a terrorist hijacking.
Sunset in My Hometown (comedy/drama, 2018). The Cultural Council supplied the following synopsis via 815 Pictures, but the trailer below seems to tell a far lighter story. “Hak-soo has challenged TV audition programs for six years but never gets into the finals. On the day he fails his seventh audition, he receives a call from his hometown that his father is in the hospital. He rushes to his hometown Byeon-san, only to find that his father lied to bring him to Byeon-san. He heads back to Seoul, but he is suspected as a phishing scam criminal there.”
Rating: Film intended for audiences 12 and over. (Underage audiences accompanied with a parent or guardian are allowed.)
Forbidden Dream (period drama, 2019). Based on a true story, per Wikipedia: King Sejong, the greatest ruler in Chosun history, seeks to enhance national prosperity and military power through astronomy with the help of his greatest scientist, Jang Yeong-sil.
Juror 8 (historical drama, 2019). Shades of 10 Angry Men? This story of South Korea’s first trial by jury in 2008 involves the case of a man accused of brutally murdering his mother. All factors seem to point to a guilty verdict, but one juror holds out.
Rating: Film suitable for all ages.
The ten movies, all subtitled in English, can be found at koreanculture.org/films/kmovieathome.
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