When Ashfall hit theaters in South Korea in December 2019, it was the first film to break the week-long dominance of Disney hit Frozen 2…
… and tonight he is already celebrating his German TV premiere – from 10 p.m. on the RTL 2 program.
At the beginning of Byung-seo Kim and Hae-Jun Lee’s disaster blockbuster, a volcanic eruption has already occurred on Mount Baekdu on the China-North Korea border. The consequences are devastating. But it could get a lot worse because another, even more catastrophic eruption of the volcano is in the offing.
In order to avert the total destruction of the region, a team of specialists headed by the geoscientist Bong-Rae (Ma Dong-seok, “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil”) set off for the crisis area. There – “Armageddon” says hello – nuclear warheads are to be detonated in the volcano in order to avert such an eruption. But first they have to free the spy Joon-Pyeong (Lee Byung-Hun, “GI Joe”) – because only he knows where the explosive devices are hidden…
Incidentally, “Ashfall” was released for home cinema in Germany a few months ago – in a chic media book, as one is used to from the Capelight distributor:
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The Korean blockbuster “Escape From Mogadishu” even beat international hits like “Black Widow” in its homeland and was literally showered with awards.
At the Blue Dragon Awards, South Korea’s most prestigious film awards, “Escape From Mogadishu” received awards in six categories – including “Best Film”, “Best Director” and in the audience category “Most Popular Film”.
In addition, he ended up with a box office result of the equivalent of almost 29 million dollars alone behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at number 2 in the South Korean box office of the year.
» “Escape From Mogadishu” on Amazon*
After “Parasite”, “Train To Busan” and “Squid Game”, the South Korean film industry is just getting back to its old strength (after all, after films like “Oldboy”, it was already thought 20 years ago that South Korea as a cinema power would probably not be a thing in the future more will pass). With this new high, you should always keep an eye on the productions there at least with one eye…
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