33 Korean Movies of 2018! Including Golden Slumber, Burning, and Swing Kids
Previously we have discussed about Korean television drama series which will be released in this year. Now we need a little review about Korean movies that seems to be released in 2018. Especially for the movies based on novel such as “Golden Slumber” which had previously been filmed by Japanese director’s Yoshihiro Nakamura in 2010. Perhaps the third series of Detective K: film franchise “Detective K: 3” that previously had a name in the cinema . I don’t know what you really like, but you should find out for yourself:
15.02.2018-KR| Oasis Laundry
Oasis Laundry (2018) is a Korean drama film about An Oasis laundry shop that keeps its place in generations for the 30 years. Then one day the dying mother spelled out the word ‘laundry’ when leaving the world, and the An’s family believed her treasured legacy was hidden in the stacks of laundry of Oasis laundry shop. On an ambitious night, hundreds of clothes were scattered by the raids of the greedy people, and the ruined Oasis laundry shop became a mess. (Kyeong-ju Shin, IMDb).
Oasis Laundry (2018) is produced and distributed by CMnix Entertainment. Directed by Kweon Joong-Mok, with Dong-won Kim and Kyeong-ju Shin as producers. Meanwhile, Jung-suk Kim was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Myeong-Wook Cha, Sang-min Choi, Hye-ji Jeong, Rae-suk Jeong, Jun-Hyeong Jo, Hye-Sung Lee, Jae-Hweon Lee, and Sang-hei Moon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February 15, 2018.
*.02.2018-KR| Golden Slumber (Goldeun Seulreombeo)
Golden Slumber (2018) is a South Korean thriller movie based on the 2007 Japanese novel of the same name written by Kōtarō Isaka, explains unpleasant story of an ordinary parcel delivery man Gun-Woo (Gang Dong-Won) who becomes involved in a conspiracy to the assassination of the newly elected prime minister. He was forced to run to save his life, especially when the fabricated evidence begins to mount against him. A 2010 Japanese movie of the same title directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura is also based on the Kōtarō Isaka’s novel.
Golden Slumber (2018) is produced by Zip Cinema, and distributed by CJ Entertainment (South Korea). Directed by No Dong-Seok, with Song Dae-chan as producer. Meanwhile, Kōtarō Isaka was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Gang Dong-Won, Han Hyo-Joo, Yoon Kye-Sang, Kim Dae-Myung, Kim Sung-Kyun, and Kim Eui-Sung. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018.
Heung-bu (2018) is a South Korean drama history movie based on the Korean folk tale Heungbu and Nolbu which was written in Joseon by an unknown writer, set during the Joseon Dynasty, follows an author who writes a novel to find his lost brother. Then, he meets a nobleman Jo Hyuk and finds enlightenment from him. It’s the dramatized version of the traditional “Heung-bu” tale.
Heung-bu (2018) is produced by Valentine Films, and distributed by Lotte Entertainment. Directed by Cho Geun-hyun, with Baek Mi-kyeong was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jung Woo and Kim Joo-hyuk. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018, during the Lunar New Year holidays.
*.02.2018-KR| Detective K: 3 (Joseon Myungtamjung 3)
Detective K: 3 (2018) is a South Korean comedy crime movie based on the 2003 Kim Tak-Hwan’s novel “Banggakbon Salinsagun”, set in the 18th century Joseon, where a complicated political situation exists under King Jeongjo. Tells when citizens who read commercial novels by Cheong Woon Mong are killed, Kim Min (Kim Myung-Min) and Seo-Pil (Oh Dal-Su) got a chance to investigate the killings. It’s the third of the Detective K film series, after Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow (2011) and Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015).
Detective K: 3 (2018) is distributed by Showbox, directed by Kim Suk-Yoon, with Kim Tak-Hwan was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kim Myung-Min, Oh Dal-Su, Kim Ji-Won, and Lee Min-Ki. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018.
*.02.2018-KR| Psychokinesis (Yeomlyeok)
Psychokinesis (2018) is a South Korean comedy fantasy film about the story of an ordinary guy Suk-Hun (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) who suddenly finds herself possessing superpowers that he can use to help his spirited daughter and the people around them, but he also runs into trouble in the process. At the time when her daughter gets involved in an unexpected accident, he tries to save his daughter Roo-Mi (Shim Eun-Kyung). Filming began April 17, 2017 and finished August 6, 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea.
Psychokinesis (2018) is produced by RedPeter Film, and distributed by Next Entertainment World (South Korea). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, with Kim Yeon-ho as producer. Meanwhile, Yeon Sang-ho was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Park Jung-min, Kim Min-jae, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Do-yoon, Ye Soo-jung, and Kim Yeong-seon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Mothers (Your Favor)
Mothers (2018) is a South Korean drama film remake of the Japanese NTV drama series Mother (2010) based on the novel “Dangshinui Bootak – My Other Mother” by Lee Dong-Eun (writer) & Jeong Yi-Yong (illustrator), first published February 25, 2015 by Esoop Publishing. The novel under the title of “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from newspaper The Dong-A Ilbo. The novel titled “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from The Dong-A Ilbo newspaper. Tells about Hyo-Jin (Lim Soo-Jung), a 32-year-old woman. Two years ago, her husband died in an accident. Her husband has a 16-year-old son, Jong-Wook (Yoon Chan-Young), from a previous marriage. Hyo-Jin begins to live with Jong-Wook.
When a elementary school teacher realizes that one of the female students is receiving abuse from her mother, her maternal instincts kick in, and she impulsively decided to bring the girl into her own care. She then kidnaps the child and begins to live as her mother.
Mothers (2018) is distributed by tvN, directed by Lee Dong-Eun, with Lee Dong-Eun and Jeong Yi-Yong as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lim Soo-Jung, Yoon Chan-Young, and Han Joo-Wan. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| The Accidental Detective 2 (Tam Jeong 2)
The Accidental Detective 2 (2018) is a South Korean comedy crime thriller movie centered a detective story about Kang Dae-man and Noh Tae-soo who recieve their first mysterious case after opening their detectives agency. It’s a sequel to the “The Accidental Detective” directed and written by Kim Joung-hoon, released on September 2015.
Kang Dae Man sells his comic book store and opens up a private investigator agency without telling his wife (Lee Mi-ok). Noh Tae Soo is a former detective and he now works Dae Man at the private investigator agency. They cooperate with Yeo chi who runs a cyber private investigator agency.
The Accidental Detective 2 (2018) is produced by Cree Pictures, distributed by CJ Entertainment (South Korea), and directed by Lee Eon-Hee. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kwon Sang-woo, Sung Dong-il, Lee Kwang-soo, Seo Young-hee, Lee Il-hwa, Nam Myung-ryul, Son Dam-bi, Choi Sung-won, and Kim Dong-wook. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Ansi Fortress (Ansisung)
Ansi Fortress (2018) is a South Korea drama historical movie set In 645, about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against a half million invading Tang dynasty force to defend the fortress.
Ansi Fortress (2018) is distributed by Next Entertainment World, and directed by Kim Kwang-Sik. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Zo In-Sung, Nam Joo-Hyuk, Park Sung-Woong, Bae Sung-Woo, Um Tae-Goo, Seol Hyun, Park Byung-Eun, Oh Dae-Hwan, Sung Dong-Il, Jung Eun-Chae, and Yu Oh-Seong. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Be with You/Now, I Am Coming to See You (Jigeum, Mannareo Gabmida)
Be with You (2018) is a South Korean drama fantasy romance movie based on the Japanese novel of the same title written by Takuji Ichikawa, centered around Woo-Jin (So Ji-Sub) and his son Ji-Ho (Kim Ji-Hwan), whom he takes care alone after his wife passed away. Before she passed away, she promised that she would be back on a rainy day one year later. And one year later, Soo-A appears again, but she does not remember anything.
Be with You (2018) is distributed by Lotte Entertainment, directed by Lee Jang-Hoon , with Takuji Ichikawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: So Ji-Sub, Son Ye-Jin, Kim Ji-Hwan, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Son Yeo-Eun, Lee You-Jin, Kim Hyun-Soo, and Bae Yoo-Ram. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
The death of his wife Soo-A (Son Ye-Jin) leaves a deep sorrow for Woo-Jin and his 6-year-old son Ji-Ho. Woo-Jin sometimes fainted, and worried that his health would endanger the happiness of his dead wife. While Ji-Ho, after hearing his relatives speculated that her own childbirth was endangering Soo-A’s health, and blamed herself for her mother’s death. But Soo-A had left Ji-Ho a picture book; in the book, Soo-A departs for a celestial body she calls “the Archive Star” but reappears during the following year’s rainy season; turning the pages, Ji-Ho eagerly awaits her return.
On a walk in the forest outside their house, Woo-Jin and Ji-Ho find a woman sheltered from the rain, and immediately accept her as Soo-A. She has no memory or sense of identity; she comes home to live with the father and son anyway. Then Soo-A asks Woo-Jin about they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances, beginning in high school and ending when she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season draws to a close, Ji-Ho discovers the “time capsule” he hid with his mother before her death. Soo-A’s diary is inside, and its version of the Woo-Jin-Soo-A romance holds the answers to the mystery.
*.*.2018-KR| I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (Ni Bumo Eolguli Bogo Sipda)
I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (2018) is a South Korean drama film based on the Japanese theatrical play “Oya no Kao ga Mitai” by Seigo Hatasawa and first performed in 2008, related to an eighth grade student of a prestigious middle school who falls into a lake, but before, he wrote the names of the students who deceived him. He was found unconscious, and their parents are called into the school and a battle goes on regarding the will.
I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (2018) is produced by 20th Century Fox International, The Tower Pictures, and distributed by 20th Century Fox (South Korea). Directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, with Jin Il-kyu as producers. Meanwhile, Seigo Hitazawa and Kyung-mi Kim was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Sol Kyung-Gu, Oh Dal-Su, Chun Woo-Hee, Moon So-Ri, Ko Chang-Seok, Kim Hong-Fa, Kang Shin-Il, Sung Yoo-Bin, Yoo Jae-Sang, Jung Yoo-An, and Roh Jeong-Eui. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.