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Published : Jun 10, 2011 - 18:41
Updated : Jun 10, 2011 - 18:41
Poongsan Dog (Korea)

Opening June 23

Drama. Directed by Jeon Jae-hong. A young man named Poongsan (Yoon Gye-sang) crosses the border between South and North Korea to deliver goods requested by members of the two Koreas’ separated families. One day, he receives a secret request by the South Korean government to safely bring In-ok (Kim Gyoo-ri), the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector, to Seoul. Poongsan and In-ok cross the border together, overcoming many life-threatening situations. They develop feelings for each other throughout the dangerous journey, though they never express them. When they finally arrive in Seoul, however, Poongsan suddenly is taken away by South Korean agents, while In-ok finds herself disappointed with her long-time lover who she thinks has become a different person.

The Lincoln Lawyer (U.S.)

Opening June 16

Crime drama. Directed by Brad Furman. Criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) operates around Los Angeles County out of a Lincoln Town Car driven by a former client working off his legal fees. Haller has spent most of his career defending street criminals, until he lands a case that he thinks could be life-changing. It is the case of Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of the brutal beating of a prostitute.

White: The Melody of the Curse (Korea)

Opened June 9

Horror. Directed by Kim Gok and Kim Sun. The Pink Dolls, an unpopular girl group, get a sudden taste of stardom after releasing their new single, “White.” The piece is a version of a song that has never been released by any singer before. As the group becomes more popular, each member tries to become lead vocalist. Meanwhile, Eun-joo (Ham Eun-jeong) who used to be a dancer, secretly despises her bandmates. Jenny (Jin Se-yeon) cannot sing, Ah-rang (Choi Ah-ra) is only a pretty face and Sin-ji (Maydoni) only knows how to rap. A series of frightful events unfold as the girls compete for the lead vocalist slot, and Eun-joo begins to realize their newly released single carries with it a terrible curse.

Winter Butterfly (Korea)

Opening June 23

Drama. Directed by Kim Gyoo-min. Jin-ho, an 11-year-old boy who lives with his mother in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea, cuts firewood for a living. Everyone in his town suffers from a severe shortage of food, and his mother has been sick for a long time. One day, Jin-ho gets lost while cutting wood in the mountain. It takes him a few days to get back safely, though he is tired and hurt from the journey. Jin-ho is delighted to be reunited with his mother, but isn’t aware that his sick mother has had very little to eat while he was away.

Something Borrowed (U.S.)

Opening June 16

Comedy. Directed by Luke Greenfield. Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a successful attorney at a top New York law firm, and Darcy (Kate Hudson), who works as a designer, have been friends for about 20 years. While Rachel is still single, Darcy gets engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), whom Rachel has had a crush on since law school. After celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up sleeping with her best friend’s fiancé. While Rachel tries to act as if nothing ever happened, Dex stops her from moving on by telling her something unexpected.
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