Howling, Nameless Gangster, Love Fiction, New Korean Film Trailers

There are three South Korean movies getting a domestic release in February that I like the look of and they look very special indeed. Here they are thanks to Mayries and his/her YouTube channel.


Release Date: 9th February 2012 (South Korea)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Yu Ha

Writer: Asa Nonami (novel)

Starring: Song Kang-Ho, Lee Na-Young

This film is based on a Japanese novel named Kogoeru Kiba (The Hunter) by Asa Nonami and the last time Korea adapted a Japanese property was Old Boy which was just incredible. The trailer is very atmospheric and I for one am looking forward to Howling.

A veteran detective named Sang Gil (Song Kang-Ho) is teamed up with a rookie named Eun Young (Lee Na-Young) to investigate a mysterious case of spontaneous combustion in the back of a van. The strange thing is that the bones have animal bite marks. The two aren’t the best of partners for such an assignment considering he is a misogynist and she has her own personal problems but when another case emerges with similar details they are soon on the hunt.  

Howling stars the brilliant Song Kang-Ho who has been in many landmark Korean new wave films like Memories of Murder, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Host and Thirst.

Nameless Gangster

Release Date: 2nd February 2012 (South Korea)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Yun Jong-Bin

Writer: Yun Jong-Bin

Starring: Choi Min-Sik, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Ung, Kim Hye-Eun

Here’s another movie starring a vet from the Korean new wave. Choi Min-Sik (Old Boy, The Quiet Family, Crying Fist) looks like he’s having fun in this film so hopefully this translates into the audience getting some laughs.

Busan, South Korea. It is the 1990’s and the government has launched a war on organised crime and corruption. Choi Min-Sik is a customs officer used to dealing with the Korean mafia and decides he better quit the game and save his reputation before it is too late.

I developed a taste for South Korean comedies after watching The Quiet Family and My Boss, My Hero back in 2001/2 so I’m hoping this will be just as funny.

Love Fiction

Release Date: 29th February 2012 (South Korea)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Jeon Kye-Su

Writer: N/A

Starring: Ha Jung-Woo, Kong Hyo-Jin

And then we come to our third film released in February which is a rom-com.


Ku Joo-Wol (Ha Jung-Woo) is a timid writer who had a successful debut but is now in the middle of a slump. Then he meets the girl of his dreams in Hee-Jin (Kong Hyo-Jin) who works for a movie distribution company but she has mother issues. Will Ku Joo-Wol overcome both of their problems… and so on…

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