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Movies Out This Week Updated: 2007-09-07 12:00:00 KST

Movies Out This Week
And before we go, let's check what's new at the movies.
Two Korean films out this week, one about a Korean adoptee in search of his father, and the other a comedy about a middle-aged man's dream.
Plus a comedy from Hollywood.
Here's Lee Jeewon.
We begin with one of the most talked about films of the latter half of this year.
''My Father'' is based on the true story of a Korean adoptee in the U.S. who comes back to Korea as a soldier to find his birth parents.
He goes on a TV program and receives information about his father from a priest.
But he realizes that his birth father is on death row in jail.
The main character is played by heartthrob Daniel Henney, who's mother was adopted to the US from Korea as a baby.
Movie critics say the film is a turning point for Henney's acting career as he rose to stardom here mainly for his good looks.

''Because you are my father.''

Next up is a Korean comedy drama, a loose remake of a 1988 Japanese movie.
It's about a middle-aged salaryman who retires after 30 years of lackluster but loyal contributions to his company.
Although he looks rather ordinary, his harbors a hidden dream: to be a drummer.
He finds out that others in his work place also like music and together they decide to have a blast.

Last but not least is a Hollywood comedy about two firemen who fake a homosexual marriage.
Larry, who is a single father, asks his long time friend Chuck, to marry him to qualify himself to subscribe for life insurance to protect his children.
Their relationship is suspected by a public official and they seek the help of a human rights lawyer who happens to be a woman to defend them.
But that move makes their pseudo-marriage even tougher to maintain as one of them falls for the lawyer.

Lee Jeewon, Arirang News.
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