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I’m a sort of scholar. And my field of study is you. A scholar studying Oh Dae-Su. An expert on Oh Dae-su. Who I am isn’t important. What’s important is “why”. Think hard. Study your whole lifetime. School is finished now it’s time for your homework. Keep this in mind: "Whether it be a grain of sand or a rock, in water they both sink alike."

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This woman, 손예진 Son Ye-jin, looks badass.

Promotional poster (top) for the Korean feature film 해적 The Pirates. The film is set in early Chosun times as “an action adventure about pirates and bandits searching for a missing seal that went missing at sea when it was attacked by whales.”

Uh, okay, if you say so (the film sold to 20 different territories at a recent Cannes market, after all). Actress Son Ye-jin portrays Yeo-wol, “a female boss who has control over the seas and is bound with charisma and dynamic sword skills.”

Release date in South Korea : 2014/Summer. Directed by 이석훈 Lee Seok-hoon. Screenplay by 천성일 Cheon Seong-il.

Two Weddings and a Funeral

I just found this really good Korean movie that I needed to share.

From HanCinema:

Min-soo (KIM), a gay man, and Hyo-jin (RYOO), a lesbian, both decided to get married. Not to their respective partners… but to each other. Their devious plan works perfectly. While secretly living with their partners, who move in next door, they appear to the outside world as a “normal” couple. They enjoy all the benefits afforded to heterosexual couples and also are able to ward off the curiosity of parents and any others who might disapprove of their lifestyle. However, Min-soo’s intrusive and incredulous parents begin to get a bit too involved with his life, threatening his scheme.

You can find the movie with English subtitles here.