It's the start of a new week and our Michelle Kim has brought us a new round of arts and culture events. Today I hear she has a few movies she'd like to introduce to us.
[Reporter : ] Hello Han-ul
So what movies do you have for us today[Reporter : ] This fall, three Korean men -- So Ji-sub, Ryu Seung-beom and Song Joong-ki -- will be heating up the big screen in three new films that take them in new directions or build on their existing images. I have previews of all three movies for you today. Take a look.
Actor So Ji-sub, best known for the dectective drama "Phantom," is back on the big screen with the action thriller "A Company Man," which is in theaters now.
So plays Hyung-do, a man who appears to be an ordinary worker in the sales division of a metal fabrication company.
But Hyung-do is really a contract killer and the metal company is a front for an organization of hitmen.
When his next assignment puts him in contact with a married woman, played by Lee Mi-yeon, Hyung-do falls in love, leading him to quit the business and try to start a new life.
For his co-workers, this is the ultimate betrayal and they immediately try to hunt him down.
So's charisma is evident in the heated romance with actress Lee Mi-yeon but with this film, he cements his reputation an action star.
Ryu Seung-beom's signature charm is amplified in his upcoming film, the mystery-thriller "Suspect X," which opens October 18th in Korea.
Adapted from Keigo Higashino's novel "The Devotion of Suspect X," the film follows a genius mathematician played by Ryu who gives up everything he has to help the woman he loves cover up a crime of self-defense.
[Interview : Ryu Seung-beom, Actor] "It was difficult for me to portray Seok-go's way of loving and expressing love. But it was interesting to try."
After starring in a series of hit TV dramas, actor Song Joong-ki brings his talents to the big screen with the new film "A Werewolf Boy," which opens, appropriately, on Halloween in Korea.
In this coming-of-age story, Song plays a wild young boy who is befriended by a young girl in the Korean countryside circa 1960.
The two grow close, but their relationship is threatened when he is discovered on the property.
To play the role, Song said he had to shape his mannerisms and expressions to play someone who doesn't know how to talk or behave like a regular person.
This film has attracted a lot of attention from the media and from the public, as it is considered a huge change in character for Song Joong-ki, who is known for playing a pretty boy.
The film was invited to the Toronto and Vancouver film festivals and was screened at the Busan International Film Festival earlier this month.