Monday, 15 October 2007

Food-themed flick tempts buyers

Foreign buyers are finding a food-themed flick too good to resist.

The period drama entitled Sikgaek (식객) a.k.a. Freeloader prominently showcases Korean food and garnered a lot of interest when it premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival last week. It is reported that investors from China, Japan, Malaysia (yes!) and Singapore showed interest in purchasing the movie.

Liz doesn't know much about food - that's
Rooster's turf - BUT the dude on the bottom
right is quite a dish ;-P


The film is based on the manhwa of the same title created by cartoonist Heo Young-man. The story is about two Joseon period chefs who are vying for the coveted title of the Dynasty's last court chef.

An array of colourful court dishes appear in the film, which has been compared to the hit historical drama Jewel in the Palace.

Sikgaek is scheduled for a Nov 1 release in Korea.

Source & Pic credit: KBS Global

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2 Comments:

rooster said...

Would that be Kim Rae-won in the corner?

Ooh, I wanna watch. Is this the same show that we blogged about last month? Hmm, I thought it was going to be a drama series.

Liz said...

Hey yeah, Rooster, you did blog about it in September.

http://k-popped.com/2007/09/
somethings-cookin.html

Is it a drama series or movie, by the way? The earlier entry says drama series, but then the latest one says movie.

Anyway, yeah, the guy must be Kim Rae-won :-)

 

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