Mar 26

Behead the King (2017) aka 왕을 참하라 (wang-eul cham-ha-la)

“Seongjong’s 10 years, wise during the day and tyrant at night”
Seongjong who history remembers, earns a reputation for appreciating the motto ‘making the people feel comfortable and putting political affairs right’. He is known as the king who led his country in the most peaceful and steady way during the Joseon times.
However, was Seongjong really a wise king?
Seongjong was enthroned by Queen Jeong-hee, Queen In-soo, Han Myeong-hoi and his supporters. The 13-year-old king made 73 of his supporters his retainers! Numerous noblemen were happy that he became king. However, some of his people had to cry blood because he became the king.
“Is this country run by phantoms like you My Lord?”
Seongjong, the puppet who dreamt of a reign of peace, wishes to behead the king who dominates the people!

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Mar 22

Memoirs of Lady Ninja (2010) aka Retsuden: Himerareta Onna Shinobi (隠密くノ一列伝 秘められた女忍び)

559264512991813066_758132d0_c2xBlowing like a wind and a cloud, a blue-eyed female ninja with a painful destiny has arrived! A blue-eyed ninja, Hijiri, is a fierce and cold-blooded assassin. She encounters a thief after the scroll of esoteric immortality from the treasure house of a Christian daimyo, Rokusha, and she gets into a sword fight with him. In the close battle, she is wounded, but is rescued by a Christian named Seitaro, and they begin falling for each other. But her happy days don’t last. Openly critical of Christianity, “a bad foreign religion”, the Dainichi Shinkyo weaves dark intrigues to kill Hijiri and Christians.

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Feb 24

Erotibot (2011) aka Karei naru erogami-ke no ichizoku: Shinsô reijô wa denki shitsuji no yume o miru ka

Tamayo is the sole heiress to her family’s considerable fortune. As such, she lives a life of comfort, protected and served by her three faithful androids. These androids: one smart, one strong, one a bit of a klutz, attend to Tamayo’s every whim, which has recently seen them divulge her growing sexuality, which has caused tension between the droids.

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Feb 17

Konkatsu Battle Royal (2010) aka 婚活バトルロワイアル

Konkatsu-Battle-RoyalIn 2015, the Japanese economy has collapsed due to global recession. While unemployment rates are over 35 percent, 150,000 people commit suicide every year. In such conditions, a TV program, 24-hour Marriage Battle Royale, skyrockets to unprecedented fame and popularity, where people are set on fire on camera. It’s the ultimate in extreme programming, an ordeal of marriage hunting where women in debt play games to marry famed celebrities abroad, with the losers facing humiliation and could be death. Hana Shinjo, a has-been idol, makes a desperate stab at a new life by applying to the show as a contestant. When accepted, she finds herself pitted against a single mother, a former business owner, a club hostess, a rogue, a high-school girl, and an assorted mob of heartless, cold-blooded women. A frenzied battle for life itself now begins.

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Feb 08

Love and Bruises (2011) aka Amor e Dor

In Paris, the Chinese university student Hua is dumped by her lover. Hua wanders on the streets and the French worker Mathieu accidentally hits her face with the pipes that he is carrying on his shoulder. Mathieu apologizes to Hua and invites her to have dinner with him. When they leave the restaurant, Mathieu rapes her and then he accompanies Hua home. Hua is a promiscuous and submissive woman and she has one night stand with Mathieu. The unlike couple falls begin a relationship based on a strong sexual desire. The insecure Mathieu decides to test Hua’s fidelity and his friend Giovanni also rapes her. Their troubled relationship ends when Hua finds secrets about Mathieu’s life and decides to return to China.

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Feb 07

Dirty Blood (2012) aka 나쁜 피 (nah-beun pi)

In-seon is about to leave to Spain as a foreign exchange student when she hears shocking news from her terminally-ill mother. Her father she thought dead, was alive and she was born when he raped her mother. While she had inner conflicts about her existence, she decides to find him and kill him. She disguises herself as his previous wife’s relative and starts living with him and In-seon’s actions of revenge gradually collapses…

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Feb 06

A Woman Who Wasn’t Loved (2016) aka 사랑받지 못한 여자 (sa-rang-bad-ji mo-shan yeo-ja)

Do-kyeong (Sin Won-ho) who is fresh out of the military meets mysterious Ga-in (Kim Hwa-yeon) on a boat to a deserted island. He is attracted by her fragility and thinks she might disappear soon. That evening, the two of them meet again at a bar called Yubari and spend the night together. Ga-in has a growing passion inside of her and Do-kyeong struggles to free himself from her obsession.

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Jan 24

Utopians (2015) aka Tung lau hap woo

This film tells the story of a university student in Hong Kong, who lives with his mother and has a Catholic girlfriend. One day, he attends a class on Greek philosophy, and he gets intrigued by the professor. Deeper and deeper, he is drawn into the mysterious world of sexual seduction.

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