Singapore Dreaming (2006) (Singapore)


Singapore Dreaming” ( 美满人生 ) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island.
Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk – seizing goods from the homes of credit card debtors. At the end of his career and frustrated by the gulf between his middle class dreams and his working class reality, he takes his feelings of failure and envy out on his family .
So when Poh Huat suddenly wins two million dollars in the lottery, the Lohs start believing that maybe this windfall will deliver them from their struggles. But something happens which pitches the family into a battle where the stakes are the very meaning of life itself…
“ Singapore Dreaming” is a poignant, yet darkly humorous story about a typical Singaporean family coming to grips with their aspirations. It weaves a layered and moving tale about a family dealing with loss, ambition and the search for what really matters in life.

AKA: Mei Man Ren Sheng/Singapore Dreaming
Year: 2006
Directed: Colin Goh/Woo Yen Yen
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 105 mins
Country: Singapore
Language: English/Mandarin/Hokkien/Cantonese/Teochew
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0768837/

    Cast

Richard Low
Alice Lim Cheng Peng
Dick Su
Yeo Yann Yann
Lim Yu Beng
Serene Chen

A Bold Family (Korean) 2004

Synopsis:
From director Jo Myeong Nam comes A Bold Family, a winning comedy about the crazy lengths people will go just for the sake of money. Also known by the title Super Family, the film tells the story of two brothers, Myong Sok (Kam Woo Seong) and Myong Gyu (Kim Soo Ro). When the elder brother Myong Sok becomes plagued with debt, he soon realizes that his terminally-ill father holds the key to resolving his financial woes. Sometime in the past, Mr. Kim (Shin Goo) bought some property that is now worth 5 billion won. However, any dreams of inheriting that land seem moot when Kim’s future plans are revealed. It seems the old man was separated from his first family in North Korea, and desperately wishes to see the wife and daughter he left behind. Thus, if the Koreas are not unified by the time of his death, Kim plans to give over the land to the Unification Ministry!
This turn of events leads Myong Sok to hatch a plan with his younger brother, a B-grade erotic film director, to trick their father into believing that North and South Korea are unified, hoping such news will put them in a position to inherit the vast family fortune. So with the help of the rest of the family and Myong Gyu’s guerrilla film crew, the two brothers start faking North Korean television broadcasts in order to dupe their father! But what starts out as simple plan becomes increasingly complex and out-of-hand, leading not only the family, but everyone around them to participate in this elaborate charade! Will the two brothers succeed?

Also known as: Gan-keun gajok
Year: 2005
Directed: Myeong-nam Jo
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 102 min
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English

The Game (Korean) 2008

Synopsis / Plot / Review
Though a penniless street artist with no straight visions in life, Hee Do (Shin Ha Kyun) is quite happy having his girlfriend Eun Ah at his side. One day, he receives an anonymous phone call followed by a visit from a wealthy middle aged woman Hye Rin (Lee Hye Young, No Blood No Tears). Soon, Hee Do is whisked into a big mansion where he meets an old financial tycoon Kang Noh Sik (Byun Hee Bong) who challenges him to a devious little game. The catch is if Hee Do loses the game, he must trade his youth to the old man in exchange for 3 billion won. Not only does Hee Do lose the bet in a flash, but also squanders everything he once had including his youthful body. Now, in a tight battle of wits, Hee Do must find a way to get his own life and body back before Noh Sik erases all traces of the past

Also Known As:…: 더 게임
Year:…………….. .: 2008
Directed:………….: Yun In-Ho
Genre:…………….: Thriller
Runtime…………..: 118 mins
Country:…………..: South Korea
Language:………..: Korean
Subtitles:…………: English / Korean
Cast:………………: Shin Ha-Gyun, Byeon Hee-Bong, Lee Hye-Young, Son Hyeon-Ju

Trailer

See You In YouTube (Hong Kong) 2008

Ling and Janice then find their friends Siu Fei, Si, Tommy, Zoie, Maggie, and Lung to join this exciting, venturing and crazy team competition. The game is so crazy and insane that require players to sing a song in a funeral parlor; dress like a robber to buy necklace in a jewelry shop; Act foolishly and recklessly in Mah Jong house and cemetery. The games become more and more crazy and dangerous. How Crazy is the Game?

IMDb Link……: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179057/

Genre…………….: Comedy
Year………………: 2008
Country…………..: Hong Kong
Director…………..: ” Oxide Pang ”
Subtitles:…………: English / Chinese

Open City (2008) (Korean)

‘Open City’ which depicts the conflict between an international pickpocket organization and an investigation team will feature Son Ye-jin who rids of her innocent image in a seductive and strong character.

Her character Baek Jang Mi grows her organization with her charm femme fatal charm, making any man want to give up everything to be with her.

But falling in love with a member of the investigating team, she cannot hide her identity as a female and her painful past.

Kim Myeong-min will play the role of Jo Dae Young, a criminal investigator who has the greatest number of successful arrests. The movie “Open City” will be about the showdown between a syndicate running a pick pocketing business and criminal investigators.

AKA: Moo-bang-bi Do-si
Year: January 1, 2008
Directed:
Cast Kim Myeong-min, Son Ye-jin, Kim Hae-sook, Son Byeong-ho
Genre: Action, Crime
Runtime: 114 min.
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Kor & Eng
Other Links: http://www.open-city.co.kr/ http://www.koreanmovie.com/Open_City_km584/

CJ7 (Chinese) (2008)

From Stephen Chow, the director and star of “Kung Fu Hustle,” comes “CJ7,” a new comedy featuring Chow’s trademark slapstick antics. Ti (Stephen Chow) is a poor father who works all day, everyday at a construction site to make sure his son Dicky Chow (Xu Jian) can attend an elite private school. Despite his father’s good intentions to give his son the opportunities he never had, Dicky, with his dirty and tattered clothes and none of the “cool” toys stands out from his schoolmates like a sore thumb.

Ti can’t afford to buy Dicky any expensive toys and goes to the best place he knows to get new stuff for Dicky – the junk yard! While out “shopping” for a new toy for his son, Ti finds a mysterious orb and brings it home for Dicky to play with. To his surprise and disbelief, the orb reveals itself to Dicky as a bizarre “pet” with extraordinary powers. Armed with his CJ7 Dicky seizes this chance to overcome his poor background and shabby clothes and impress his fellow schoolmates for the first time in his life. But CJ7 has other ideas and when Dicky brings it to class… chaos ensues.

Director:
Stephen Chow
Writers:
Stephen Chow (writer)
Chi Keung Fung (writer)
Genre:Comedy / Sci-Fi
Cast: Stephen Chow, Min Hun Fung, Chi Chung Lam, Shing-Cheung Lee, Jiao Xu, Kitty Zhang Yuqi
Also Known As:
A Hope (Hong Kong: English title) (working title)
CJ7 (International: English title)
Chang Jiang 7 hao (Hong Kong: Mandarin title)
Long River 7 (Philippines: English title)
Runtime 01:28:21
Country: Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese
Subtitles:English / Chinese / Korean / Thai / Indonesian
IMDb link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0940709/