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Korean megahit film producer says ban on censorship is key to success

With the worldwide success of the “Korean wave” or hallyu, the Korean entertainment industry is now regarded as one of the most prominent, productive and moneymaking enterprises on the planet.  Korean cinema already conquered the world market in 2016, when “Train to Busan” made a killing at global box offices. In 2019, “Parasite” won the...

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Staying high on K-drama

These days it’s either you watch K-drama or you don’t. The latter is an unpopular stance but some are unfazed, like Harriet Limbo who just isn’t keen on watching. This sentiment runs counter to that of K-drama fans.  Fistri Abdul Rahim is, like me, a relative newcomer to K-drama, tuning in only in August 2020...

When art meets reality in Korean ‘chaebol’
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When art meets reality in Korean ‘chaebol’

Kang Tae-moo arrives in Seoul from New York and heads to the office immediately. The tall, dashing heir to Geumhwa Group, a chaebol founded by his grandfather, Chair Kang Da-goo, snubs his inauguration ceremony as president of the subsidiary Go Food. He also fires a company executive for misbehaving. The chaebol has always been associated...