South Korean Films

Postcard: South Korea

Ryu Seung-ryong and young co-star Gal So-won in Miracle in Cell No 7.

In the past 12 months, the South Korean film industry has seen three massive box office hits. Two - heist movie The Thieves, starring Gianna Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Yun-seok, and period drama Masquerade, starring Lee Byung-heon - are high-profile, big-budget productions.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 2:50pm

Tension transplant: The Berlin File

Ha Jung-woo (left) and Han Suk-kyu stand off in The Berlin File, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Photo: nathankimphoto

The city of Berlin might seem an odd setting for an action movie about North and South Korean spies. But on a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, South Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan was suddenly inspired.

12 May 2013 - 1:36pm

Reel partners

Lee Sinje and Kim Hye-soo in the 'The Thieves in Busan'. Photo: SMP Pictures

South Korea's biggest-grossing film in history is a work that features popular Korean actors, but also benefits significantly from Hong Kong star power.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:49pm