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Must-watch movies at the Korean Film Festival 2017

Writer: Farah Hanis

Korean film enthusiasts, this is the time for you! Experience the best of Korean cinema at the upcoming Korean Film Festival (KFF) 2017 with 5 free movie screenings to pick from. Held for only three days from 26 to 28 October, this year's KFF brings movies featuring A-list Hallyu stars such as Gong Yoo, Song Hye-kyo, Hyun Bin and Shin Min-A right to our home country. From seeing Gong Yoo's chiselled abs in "The Suspect" to crying along with the heart-warming story of Song Hye-kyo and Kang Dong-won in "My Brilliant Life", read on to find out what films are being shown this year so that you would not miss out on this time-limited opportunity. CLICK HERE to get more info on the festival and check the cinema showtimes for all the 5 movies!


"The Suspect"

What is it about: A top North Korea special force agent, Ji Dong-chul, defects to South Korea in an attempt to avenge the deaths of his wife and daughter. While living incognito, Dong-chul is framed for the murder of Chairman Park, who he was working as a personal chauffeur for. Now the prime suspect, Dong-chul must go on the run to evade authority while uncovering the truth behind the murder.

Why you should watch it: Gong Yoo from "Goblin" and "Train to Busan" stars as rugged spy Ji Dong-chul. He prepared for the role by going on a diet for three months and practicing Russian martial art Systema.


"A Hard Day"

What is it about: While trying to cover up a murder that he caused, detective Gun-soo discovers that there is a witness to the killing and is now being blackmailed by that mysterious person.

Why you should watch it:
Its unrelenting suspense with flashes of humour has even led to a Chinese remake, "Peace Breaker" starring Aaron Kwok and Yu Ai Lei.


"My Brilliant Life"

What is it about: Despite learning that their son is born with Progeria Syndrome, which causes him to age rapidly and prematurely, young couple Mira and Dae-su still try their best to raise him in a loving environment. Now 16, Ah-Reum decides to write about his parents' love story as a gift to them on his following birthday.

Why you should watch it: If you enjoyed the 2009 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Paa", chances are that you would also enjoy this movie, with both centring on a boy with Progeria Syndrome.

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Cinema Online, 23 October 2017

Related Movies:
The Suspect (KFF) (Korean) (26 Oct 2017)
A Hard Day (KFF) (Korean) (26 Oct 2017)
My Brilliant Life (KFF) (Korean) (26 Oct 2017)
The Fatal Encounter (KFF) (Korean) (26 Oct 2017)
My Love, My Bride (KFF) (Korean) (26 Oct 2017)



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