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Event news: Cyrano Agency and Fasten Your Seatbelt are October’s screenings at the KCC

October screenings

The two final screenings at the KCC before we get to the London Korean Film Festival bring to an end the season of movies which look at Korean humour.

Cyrano Agency (시라노;연애조작단)

Director: Kim Hyeon-seok, 2010, 117 mins
Cast: Uhm Tae-woong, Lee Min-jung, Park Shin-hye, Daniel Choi
13 Oct 16 7:00 pm

Cyrano Agency

Named after the well-known French drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano Agency is a special consultancy/performance agency designed for people who lack dating skills. Staff members of the agency create real-life backdrops and situations to help their “clients” win the love of their dreams. The agency prospers with clients who just don’t have a clue or skills on how to win someone’s heart; staying true to their motto, in the shadows, out of the spotlight. Sang-yong (Choi Daniel), a very successful fund manager, perfect in every way but a flop at relationships, becomes their new client. But when Byung-hun, head of the agency (Uhm Tae-woong), learns who his new client’s “target” is, he falls into a complicated personal dilemma.

Fasten Your Seatbelt (롤러코스터)

Director: Ha Jung-woo, 2013, 93 mins
Cast: Jeong Gyeong-ho
27 Oct 16 7:00 pm

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Actor Ha Jung-woo’s debut feature as a film director, Fasten Your Seatbelt is set inside the business class cabin on a Bobby Airlines flight from Tokyo to Seoul. This plane is full of absurd character, both crew members and passengers such as a businessman, a monk and a paparazzo. The main character Ma Jun-kyu (Jeong Gyeong-ho) is a huge hallyu star having starred in the film Mr. Profanity and hurriedly caught this flight after his scandal with a Japanese girl pop group member had made tabloid headlines. Everyone boarding the flight including the flight attendants recognise Ma Jun-kyu and interacted with him in an over-the-top, unreasonable manner. After the plane fails twice to land and is detoured due to stormy weather, panic begins to set in. To make matters worse, Ma Jun-kyu himself faces a psychological breakdown of lifetime on board. Will he survive this trip and safely land to see another day?

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