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Box office: Friend 2, Thor: The Dark World, The Accomplice

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Published : Nov 8, 2013 - 20:09 / Updated : Nov 8, 2013 - 20:09

 

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Friend 2
Opens Nov. 14

Directed by Kwak Kyung-taek. Seventeen years have passed since Lee Joon-seok (Yoo Oh-sung) was put in jail for ordering the killing of his friend Dong-su (Jang Dong-gun). He is now a high-ranking gangster and attempts to secure his position in the Busan-based crime syndicate. He is seen as a threat to Eun-gi (Jung Ho-bin), an ambitions member who aspires to be the gang’s leader. Joon-seok decides to work with Seong-hoon (Kim Woo-bin), a 20-something gangster he met while serving prison time. The two are strangely drawn to each other. Seong-hoon has never met his father, but when he learns details about the fateful day his father Dong-su was killed, his world is turned upside down.

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Thor: The Dark World
Opened Oct. 30

Action. Adventure. Fantasy. Directed by Alan Taylor. A year has passed since the Avengers came together. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is back in the kingdom of Asgard with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who is locked up in the dungeon for threatening to destroy the world. Meanwhile, on Earth, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) coincidentally comes upon an ancient weapon that predates the universe itself and was originally owned by the Dark Elves. Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of the dark elves, learns about the weapon’s whereabouts and assembles an attack on Jane and Asgard. In order to save his kingdom and the woman he loves, Thor approaches his younger brother, Loki, and makes a risky alliance.

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The Accomplice
Opened Oct. 24

Thriller. Directed by Guk Dong-suk. Da-eun (Son Ye-jin) becomes suspicious about her father (Kim Kap-soo) and thinks he might be the culprit in a kidnap-turned-murder case. With only 15 days remaining until the statute of limitations expires, Da-eun begins to look into her father’s hazy past. She is put into emotional turmoil as she finds out more about the case and distrust begins to grow toward her otherwise dedicated, loving father. The movie is inspired by the true 1988 story of a man who killed two children in his neighborhood and threw their bodies into the sea.

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Lovelace
Opened Oct. 17

Biography. Drama. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Linda Lovelace (Amada Seyfried) is manipulated by her abusive, domineering husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) into entering the porn industry. Despite her protests, she stars as the main character of a hardcore porn film “Deep Throat.” The movie is the first of its kind to gain much popularity and is screened all over the country, turning Linda into a famous porn star. Behind the glamorous fame Linda is unhappy and she soon comes to realize she is being used by Chuck. She begins to try to take control of her own life.

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Hwa-yi
Opened Oct. 9

Action. Thriller. Directed by Jang Joon-hwan. A five-member crime organization lives on a deserted farm in the middle of a forest. A plan-gone-wrong leaves the gang with a kidnapped boy, and the five members ― Seok-tae (Kim Yoon-seok), Ki-tae (Jo Jin-woong), Jin-sung (Jang Hyun-sung), Dong-beom (Kim Sung-kun) and Beom-soo (Park Hae-joon) ― raise the boy as their son. The boy, named Hwa-yi (Yeo Jin-goo), longs for an ordinary life but is deprived of his childhood, forced to participate in crimes organized by the gang. During a fight, Hwa-yi kills a man for the first time, and finds a picture of a small child with the man. He suddenly becomes consumed by the desire to discover his true identity, slowly lifting the mystery surrounding his dubious beginnings..


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