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In the hope to live a slightly more interesting life and to experience new things in my life, I decided to consciously make time to do new things. Many thanks to dear JY for her suggestion, I watched a movie which was screened in conjunction with the Korean Festival 2010 earlier this afternoon.
It was a new thing since it was my first time watching a movie that was held in conjunction with the Korean Film Festival. The movie was in Korean language. Furthermore, I hardly watched movie. The last that I had watched was "Precious". That movie was pretty heavy given its storyline and themes.
Back to the movie that I had watched this afternoon, it was titled Jeon Woo Chi: The Taoist Wizard. The synopsis is as follow:
500 Years Ago in the Chosun Dynasty. The Pipe of the prophecy has fallen into the evil hands of the goblins, propelling the world into a whirlwind of disorder. The ancient Taoist wizards turn to the greatest ascetics of their time, the Master and Hwadam for help in vanquishing the goblins and trust each wizard with one half of the Pipe.
Meanwhile, the Master’s rascal student Woochi tricks the king with the art of transformation and creates a fiasco, which makes the three Taoist wizards and Hwadam visit the Master. But the Master has been murdered and his half of the Pipe is missing! By taking his master’s pipe out to the market streets, Woochi has been pushed into a corner, ultimately getting sealed into a painting along with his trusty dog, Chorangyi. (Click here to view source.)
I like the pretty imaginative twists in the movie. The movie gave me the chance to have a sense of the Korean's sense of humour and imagination. An action-based fantasy movie indeed. Many thanks to dear JY for her thoughtful company and for getting the tickets.