2010.3.19 NOW PLAYINGRevolver Gangsters’ Gang (15)
Comedy / 107 / Korean
Three feisty old ladies turn into a band of bank robbers. This trio had saved their money for eight years to go on a trip to Hawaii, only to have it stolen by a bank robber. So they decide to do they same. An expert thief (Lim Chang-jung) initiates them in the secrets of stealing. Intensive training begins for them, and eventually, banks fall prey to these intrepid masked sexagenarians who know a thing or two about staging a hostage situation with guns.
Shutter Island (15)
An up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are assigned to investigate the disappearance of a mental patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for criminals. Teddy starts to interrogate the doctors, nurses and patients from the hospital, but they seem to be lying to him. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, dangerous criminals escape in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply. Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
The Border City 2(15)
Documentary / 104 / Korean
After living in Germany for 37 years, philosophy professor Song Du-yul decides to return to his homeland. A week later, after he crosses the border, he goes from being a political figure to a communist spy.
He gets arrested and is held in custody, waiting a long five years for a trial. This decision leads to political turmoil between the two Korean political parties.
Director Hong Hyung-sook sheds light on this controversial incident on a minute level, but the big picture shows the harsh realities between North and South Korea and the callous indifference of society.
Crime, Mystery, Thriller / 93 / Korean
This movie draws on the classic elements of a murder mystery, but with a twist. Detective Oh Jeong-su (Kam Woo-seong) is a detective in the homicide division, on a search for a killer who appears to be choosing victims at random.
He decides to take matters into his own hands and hunt the murderer on his own, even it means that he has to break the law.
An Education (15)
Drama / 95 / English
In the early 1960s, Jenny Mellor (Carey Mulligan), a bright and pretty 16-year-old girl, lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. One day, she meets David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard), who wants solely to expose her to cultural activities they both enjoy, and her life changes. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life that David and his companions have shown, and their relationship moves into romantic territory. However Jenny learns more about David, specifically how he and his companions make their money. Jenny has to decide whether leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher education at Oxford.
The Man Next Door (18)
Comedy, Drama / 100 / Korean
A man next door, Sang-soo (Yoon Je-moon), is a typical late 30s real estate agent who dreams of owning a Mercedes and a plot of land. He doesn’t even remember the days he spent with his beloved wife Yoon-jeong (Kim Sung-mi), and instead just acts curt with his son. He thinks there’s nothing more important than money, and in order to get what he wants, he would do anything. One day, a project of his achieves great success and his dreams come true. But there’s a rule in life that happiness comes along with pain. Afterward, the suicide of a teacher (Choi Hong-il) and Sang-soo’s wife’s past actions leave a vacuum in his heart. Now he is unsure of his next step.
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed the vast majority of the population into vampires with only 5 percent of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires’ blood supply is dwindling and rationing is now the norm.
There’s growing evidence that vampires, deprived of an adequate blood supply, are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke), a hematologist and also a vampire who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply for vampires. He is sympathetic to humans and thinks of his work as a way of alleviating their suffering, but when he meets someone who has found a way to transform himself from a vampire back to a human, his views on finding a solution begin to change considerably.