2009. 12. 4 TICKETNew Moon (12)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance / 130 / English
The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks, Washington, in order to protect Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren’t the only supernatural creatures in town.
Realizing that Bella will never be safe as long as he’s around, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday. Reeling from her loss, Bella embraces forms of self-destruction. But as heavy-hearted as Bella may be, her old friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) helps distract her from her sorrows. Later, when Bella encounters a former adversary with a sizable grudge, she’s rescued from harm at the last second by pack of enormous, ferocious wolves. This prompts Bella to delve into the history of Jacob’s ancestors from the Quileute tribe, while continuing to look forward to a reunion with Edward that may have deadly consequences.
Thriller / 110 / Korean
Sung-ryeol (Cha Seung-won) is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is having an affair with his colleague’s wife, which is the reason he loses his own son in a car accident. Wracked with guilt but is unable to explain to his wife, Ji-yeon (Song Yun-ah), what happened on that day and why, she decides to go abroad. Ji-yeon comes home unexpectedly one day, peaking Sung-ryeol’s curiosity. The next day, Sung-ryeol finds evidence that hints at his wife while investigating a murder scene. He presumes that his wife is connected to the case, and does all he can to keep her from being identified as a suspect. When an unidentified man shows up, the situation is made worse by Ji-yeon refusing to tell him the truth.
Drama, Thriller / 138 / French
Tilda Swinton stars in this intense drama as Julia, an aging alcoholic who spends her nights drinking in the company of strangers, and her days making excuses for herself. But when Julia wakes once again in bed with a man she doesn’t know, the harsh reality of her life comes to light. When Mitch (Saul Rubinek), her only friend and a recovering alcoholic, pushes her to attend an AA meeting, she meets her neighbor, Elena (Kate del Castillo). From there, Julia finds herself facing unexpected temptation as Elena shares a highly flawed plan to kidnap her own son, Tommy (Aidan Gould), from the wealthy grandfather he is living with. Julia embarks on a messy and sadistic journey that goes wrong at every turn and grows more complicated as her relationship with Tommy develops.
The Countess (18)
Drama, Thriller / 99 / German
The true story of Countess Erzebet Bathory (Julie Delpy) born in 1560. At the age of 14, Bathory is married to a powerful warlord 10 years her senior. Although their relationship is cold and distant, she bears him four children. While he is away fighting wars, she keeps up their estate with the help of the witch Anna Darvulia (Anamaria Marinca), and becomes increasingly powerful. She becomes feared, admired and loathed by many ? even the king. After her husband dies, she meets a handsome young man and falls passionately in love. But her concern that she is not young enough to keep him grows until her mad desperation leads her to believe that bathing in the blood of virgins is the only thing that will bring her eternal youth and beauty, setting off a bloody and treacherous chain of events.
Book of Blood (18)
Horror, Drama, Fantasy / 100 / English
The story centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of “highways” transporting souls to the afterlife. Paranormal researcher Mary Florescu’s (Sophie Ward) investigations lead her to Simon McNeal (Jonas Armstrong), a college student who appears to be channeling messages from the dead. As their erotic relationship develops, the line between the worlds of the living and the dead become blurred and finally collapse in a stunning and astonishing climax.
After the Banquet (12)
Comedy, Drama, Romance / 101 / Korean
After not having seen each other for years, a group of college alumni in their 30s gather at their friend’s second wedding. At the wedding, the friends realize that one of their group, a woman named Yeong-hee, is missing. Later that evening, the friends gather and a young girl named Mi-rae (Ah-sung Ko) appears. She informs the group that Yeong-hee was her mother, who died in a car accident one month ago. She also tells everyone that she is there to meet her father. Tension, shock, and surprise overtakes the friends as they recall their relationships with Yeong-hee.
These synopses were culled from http://www.imdb.com and http://movie.naver.com.