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Season of Good Rain (15)

Romance, Drama / 100 / Korean

Dong-ha (Jung Woo-sung) is a Korean man who works for a construction company based in Seoul. One day he flies to China for a business trip and bumps into Mei (Gao Yuanyuan), a Chinese friend he met when they were both college students in the United States. The two reminisce about the good old days together but soon discover that they remember some events a bit differently. While Dong-ha is certain he taught Mei how to ride a bicycle, Mei insists she’s never been on one before. As they go through each memory, the two make precious new ones as well.

District 9 (18)

Sci-fi, Action / 112 / English

A massive alien spaceship appears above the city of Johannesburg, South Africa in 1982. When an exploratory team discovers the ship holds a million aliens that are stranded here, it names them “Prawns” and gives them asylum on Earth. However, 20 years later, the initial welcome of human beings has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens are located has turned into a militarized ghetto called “District 9.” Multi-National United (MNU), a munitions corporation that manages District 9, has decided to evict the aliens from the land. During the process, Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley), a worker at the MNU, is exposed to alien chemicals and finds his body mutating into Prawn form. When Wikus hears that scientists plan to perform a vivisection on him before he fully transforms, he must escape and rely on his new alien friends.

I Come with the Rain (18)

Crime, Action / 114 / English

Former Los Angeles cop Kline (Josh Hartnett) receives a mission from a Chinese billionaire to search for his missing son, Shitao (Takuya Kimura). The investigation takes Kline to Hong Kong, where he discovers that Shitao is with a girl named Lili. Along the way, Kline is distracted by past memories of a serial killer, who was behind his decision to leave the police force. Meanwhile, Su Dongpo (Lee Byung-hun), a local gangster in Hong Kong, searches madly for his missing girlfriend - who is none other than Lili.

City of Fathers (18)

Drama / 101 / Korean

Gang-su (Ko Chang-seok) is a single dad living with his son, Jong-cheol (Yoo Seung-ho). Not that he takes much care of his son, though. Gang-su is caught up in his own troubles, which revolve around serious debt due to his constant gambling. But Jong-cheol is diagnosed with cancer and, for the first time, Gang-su is forced to be a real father. His first step on this path is revealing a secret he’s kept for 18 years: Jong-cheol is adopted. To save his son, Gang-su pays a visit to Tae-seok (Kim Yeong-ho) - Jong-cheol’s birth father - and asks him for help. However, Tae-seok replies that he has enough problems on his mind to deal with, ignoring Gang-su’s plea.

Hello My Love (15)

Romantic Comedy / 95 / Korean

Popular radio D.J. Ho-jeong (Joan) has a perfect boyfriend, Won-jae (Min-suk), whom she’s been dating for 10 years. Won-jae has been studying in Paris for a while, but he’s returning home soon, and Ho-jeong is dying to see him. After such a long and strong relationship, she knows he’ll propose to her when he gets back.

But Ho-jeong is in for a surprise. Won-jae breaks news that he’s leaving her - for a man. When she hears he’s coming out of the closet, Ho-jeong is shocked and heartbroken. She decides she will win Won-jae back from her new rival Dong-hwa (Ryu Sang-wook).

Surrogates (15)

Sci-fi, Action / 88 / English

In 2017, humans rarely never leave their homes, staying safely indoors and moving around via remote-controlled robotic bodies. These “surrogates” are physically perfect mechanical representations of their human operators.

Because damage or injuries to surrogates cannot be felt by their owners, it is an ideal and peaceful world without pain or fear.

But panic arises when a murder occurs for the first time in years. When FBI agent Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) steps in to investigate, he discovers that the victim found dead is no other than the son of Dr. Lionel Canter (James Cromwell), the inventor of surrogates.

Planet B-Boy (G)

Documentary / 95 / English

Featuring five of the best B-boy groups from South Korea, Japan, France, Germany and the U.S., the film goes behind the scenes - and stages - of performances worldwide. The dancers show off their moves, tell each of their stories and share their dreams. They also introduce their social and cultural situations, which helps explain why they stick to their dreams of rising to the top of the B-boy crowd. Later, all the crews from the different nations gather in Germany to participate in “Battle of the Year,” the biggest B-boy event of the year, which is held annually in Germany.
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