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A still cut from "Grass," provided by Finecut.

The latest film by prominent Korean director Hong Sang-soo will get is world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, its overseas distributor Finecut said Friday.

"Grass," Hong's 22nd feature, is a black-and-white film delving into the theme of life and death through the story of guests at a small cafe whose owner loves classical music, according to reports. It stars Kim Min-hee and Jung Jin-young.

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Photos of Kim Kang-woo (L) and Uee, provided by King Entertainment and Yuleum Entertainment, respectively.

The Korean fantasy blockbuster "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" topped 12 million in attendance Thursday, the 23

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A poster for "Youn's Kitchen 2," provided by tvN

Two reality programs, created by producer Na Young-seok, have taken the top two spots on the weekly TV ratings chart, data showed Tuesday.

"Kang's Kitchen" and "Youn's Kitchen 2," both on cable channel tvN, garnered scores of 257.7 and 243.0, respectively, on the Content Power Index (CPI) for Jan. 1-7.

(Image) President Moon Jae-in (left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook (center) cry as they watch '1987: When the Day Comes,' based on the torture and subsequent death of university student and democracy fighter Park Jong-chul, at a theater in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, on Jan. 7.

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor Gang Dong-won will star in "Tsunami LA," a Hollywood disaster movie to be directed by British director Simon West, Gang's agency said Monday.

Gang, star of "Violent Prosecutor" and "Master," was cast for a lead role in the movie about a massive tidal wave that hits Los Angeles, according to YG Entertainment.

"A Taxi Driver," a local box office hit about a pro-democracy uprising in the country, won best picture at the 54th annual Daejong Film Awards on Wednesday.