S. Korean cinema records highest attendance ever for February

This image shows the electronic poster of the comedy movie "Extreme Job" on display at a Seoul theater. On Feb. 15, 2019, the movie set a box-office record in Korean comedy film history by attracting 13 million moviegoers since its release on Jan. 23. The movie is about a team of goofy anti-drug cops who open a fried chicken restaurant to stake out an organized drug crime ring.

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Dirty cop battles dirtier business tycoon in 'Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage'

Actor Lee Sun-kyun in a scene from "Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage" 

 There's nothing in the world of Lee Jeong-beom's cop drama film "Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage" that you haven't already seen.

There are mobsters who are cruel but occasionally stupid, dirty cops and even dirtier conglomerate owners with a dark connection to those in power. This kind of world has been featured in many Korean crime thrillers before.

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Korean cop comedy makes strong showing in N. America

 "Extreme Job," the highest-grossing movie of all time in South Korea, has also created a sensation in North American theaters, the film's local distributor said Wednesday.

The Korean cop comedy has posted about US$1.4 million in ticket sales in 15 North American cities, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, in the fifth week of its run, CJ Entertainment said.

It became the ninth most popular Korean film of all time in North America.

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New film 'Uhm Bok-dong' pushes Rain to his physical limit

Having entered the K-pop scene as a teenager, Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, has shown no lack of stamina so far while staging physically challenging pop performances on the K-pop scene.

Even given Jung's unusually well-built physique, filming "Uhm Bok-dong," a new drama film where he plays the main role, was a consuming physical challenge like never before.

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'Svaha' tops box office for second day over 'Extreme Job'

This file photo from CJ Entertainment shows actor Lee Jung-jae in a scene from local mystery thriller "Svaha: The Sixth Finger." 

Local mystery thriller "Svaha: The Sixth Finger" stayed atop the box office for the second day in a row after ending a 27-day winning streak by "Extreme Job," data showed Friday.

"Svaha" debuted at No. 1 with 191,690 views on Wednesday and gathered 144,992 views on the second day of its run, according to the data from the Korean Film Council.

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Korean comedy 'Extreme Job' released around Australia

Korea’s box-office hit action comedy ‘Extreme Job’ is released in Australia.  

Having drawn more than 12 million moviegoers so far, "Extreme Job" is just a step away from becoming the Korean box-office's No. 1 comedy film in history, data showed Sunday.

The film has attracted 12.18 million moviegoers since its release on Jan. 23, after adding 776,162 on Saturday, according to the data from the Korean Film Council.

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Rare mystery thriller involving religious cult to hit screens next month

This image shows a teaser poster for the film "Svaha," set for release on Feb. 20, 2019. 

A rare mystery thriller built around the story of an imaginary covert Buddhist cult will hit local screens next month, its distributor said Friday.

"Svaha," a Sanskrit term used in Buddhism meaning "amen," is the latest from director Jang Jae-hyun of the 2015 box office hit "The Priests" about Catholic exorcisms.

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“DARK FIGURE OF CRIME”…most controversial Korean thriller

“Dark Figure of Crime” is a thriller based on the true story of a hidden crime in Busan that was made known to the world through a current affairs television program in 2012.

The crime remains hidden from the word due to negligence in investigation.  After watching the program, Director Kim Tae-gyun interviewed the investigator who solved the case, to create this screen adaptation of the characters and events.

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'Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission' tops weekend box office in its opening week

This promotional poster for film "Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission" was provided by Lotte Entertainment.

Korean film "Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission" topped the weekend box office in its opening week, with another new Korean release coming in second, data showed Monday.

"Mal-Mo-E," or "language dictionary" in English, drew 785,618 moviegoers from Friday to Sunday, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

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In 'Innocent Witness,' Jung Woo-sung plays ambitious lawyer working with autistic teenage witness

This promotional image for "Innocent Witness" was provided by Lotte Entertainment.

The film "Innocent Witness," set to hit local cinema screens next month, is a heartwarming story in keeping with director Lee Han's signature humanistic narrative style.

It brings together big-name actor Jung Woo-sung and rising actress Kim Hyang-gi of the "Along With the Gods" series, with a story that is led by the bumpy but inspirational growth in their characters' relationship.

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