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Black Stone

Genre: Drama

Year: 2015

Runtime: 93 min

Director: Gyeong-tae Roh

Cast: Tae-hee Won

Plot: While his parents slave away in an animal food factory in the Guro district of Seoul (once the cradle of the Korean economic wonder), Shon Sun, a half-blood, starts his military service in the army. There, Sun does not far much better – he is raped in his sleep by a superior and finds out he has been infected with HIV. Desperate, he takes revenge, kills the officer and flees the army. In Seoul, it becomes apparent that his father has disappeared. Sun goes looking for him and finds him in his birthplace, on a polluted tropical
beach… A pitch-black and pessimistic social fairytale with a cathartic experimental ending.

Black Stone is the last part of a trilogy about environmental pollution. The previous films have been screened in Sundance, Locarno, Busan, Berlin and Rotterdam. The main sources of inspiration here are Robert Bresson and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.



Genre: Romance, Drama, History
Director: Ha Yu
Year: Y2008
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Cast: Jin-mo Ju,Ji-hyo Song,In-seong Jo,Hong Jong-Hyeon,Hyeon-woo Kim

The King is married to Yuan Dynasty princess (Song Ji-hyo), but they do not have any children. There is constant pressure on the King both from the Yuan emperor and the Goryo Kingdom to produce a crown prince and ensure the continuity of its royal dynasty. The King finally decides to charge his bodyguard and lover, Hong-lim, with a strange commission: make love to the Queen and beget a child. Hong-lim and the Queen are uncomfortable accepting the royal order, but they finally comply. However, their relationship does not stop at procreation, but a true love bursts into flowers between the two, and in this intimate relationship there is no place for the King. Keywords:Bodyguard,Jealousy,Impotence,Impalement,Revenge,Love Triangle,Royalty

Genre: Drama
Director: Hee-il Leesong
Year: Y2006
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Cast: Nam-gil Kim,Young-hoon Lee,Hyeon-cheol Jo,Dong-wook Kim,Seung-kil Jeong

Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at art college and an evening job. One night a rich young businessman tries to proposition him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of redundancy cuts at the factory where Sumin refuses an attempt by a man (who is in fact the boss' son Jaemin) to save his job. Eventually Sumin is seduced into working as a male prostitute in an upmarket boy-brothel as Jaemin's obsession with him grows, leaving Jaemin helpless in the face of his overwhelming desire. This is a film of bold sexuality, where unexpected passion, desire and misunderstandings wreak havoc of an operatic intensity. Keywords:Factory,Orphan,Obsession,Male Prostitute,Class Distinction