Box office

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 28, 2013 - 20:28
  • Updated : Feb 28, 2013 - 20:28
Django Unchained

Opening March 21

Drama. Western. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Set in the South in 1858, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave with a brutal history with his former owners, finds himself with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz). Together they search for the Brittle brothers who are wanted dead or alive. Once they find the brothers, the team sets on a mission to rescue Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Django’s wife from during the slave trade long ago. On their journey they bump into Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the owner of “Candie Land,” famous for “mandingos”-- slaves who are bred to fight each other to the death. Exploring the compound, the two arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s most trusted slave.


Opening March 7

Mystery. Directed by Kwon Ho-young. A little girl is kidnapped and murdered, and detective Yang Chun-dong (Kim Kang-woo) investigating the murder realizes that he had seen the exact crime scene drawn onto a mysterious wall paper he once saw on the street. He tracks down the owner of the wallpaper, where he finds Joon (Kim Beom) who drew it. He arrests Joon, but he soon finds out that it was not Joon who had committed the crime. Joon has the "psycho-metry" ability to see the past by touching objects with his right hand. He has lived his whole life hating his ability but Chun-dong finds better ways to use Joon’s power. Teaming up together, the two track down the real criminal. 


Opened Feb. 28

Drama. Thriller. Directed by Park Chan-wook. India (Mia Wasikowska) is a curious, mysterious young girl whose world turns upside down when her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) dies in a tragic car accident on her 18th birthday. The peace of the tranquil town is shattered by the accident, and things become even more complicated with the arrival of eccentric Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she didn’t know existed before he appeared at Richard’s funeral. When Uncle Charlie eventually moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India comes to suspect that this mysterious man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling uneasy, the friendless girl and mother become increasingly infatuated with him. ##

The New World

Opened Feb. 21

Drama. Crime. Thriller. Directed by Park Hoon-jung. Police officer Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae) goes undercover to infiltrate Gold Moon, the biggest crime organization in Korea. He poses as a loyal member in an attempt to investigate the group under the command of his superior Kang, head of the police department (Choi Min-sik). After spending eight years in the mob, Ja-sung becomes the right-hand man to the gang’s second-in-command, Jung Chung (Hwang Jeong-min). When the Gold Moon boss dies, a fierce power struggle in Gold Moon ensues, creating a deep division and Ja-sung is conflicted between the two bosses -- Jung Chung who trusts him with his life, and Kang who considers him a mere pawn.

Silver Linings Playbook

Opened Feb. 14

Comedy. Romance. Directed by David O. Russel. Life is not rosy for Pat Solitano, Jr. (Bradley Cooper). He has lost his house, job and his wife. Now he is living with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a mental health facility for bipolar disorder. Pat is determined to get his life back, to become positive and reconcile with his wife Nikki (Brea Bee). When Nikki sees how much he has changed, Pat meets Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence), an eccentric young widow recovering from sex addiction. Tiffany offers to help Pat get his wife back. However, both Pat and Tiffany help each other out and change each other’s lives in ways they never imagined.