Korean Queer-themed Cinema

Organized first to last by date of release. 

Just Friends?  친구사이?

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A coming-out story about a boy who is serving in the military and his lover.
Release date:
December 17, 2009
More info
@AsianMedia
@Youtube (trailer)
@HanCinema

Hello My Love  헬로우 마이 러브

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Ho-jeong tries to win back her man who has left her for another man.

Release date: October 8, 2009
More info
@AsianMedia
@Youtube (trailer)
@HanCinema




A Frozen Flower  쌍화점

A story about a king and his male bodyguard who is also his lover.

Release Date: December 2008
More info
@ IMDB
@ Wikipedia
@ Youtube (trailer)





Boy Meets Boy  소년, 소년을만나다


A beautiful 12-minute film about a boy who meets another boy in a bus.  


Release Date: November 2008
More info
@ AsianMedia Wiki

Watch the video
@ Youtube part 1 of 2
@ Youtube part 2 of 2


Antique 앤티크

A quirky, fun, fast-paced film that centres around 4 men who work in a bakery.  Also has darker elements in the plot.

Release Date: November 2008
More info
@ Hancinema (Korean Movie Database)
PHOTOS






No Regret  후휘하지않아

No Regret is said to be "the first real Korean gay feature", and is also the first South Korean feature to be directed by an openly gay Korean filmmaker.  "Through the love of two men, I wanted to explore the themes of desire and class." - Director Leeson Hee-il
 
Release Date: November 2006
More info
Official Site
@ Wikipedia
@ IMDB

PHOTOS







The King and The Clown  왕의남자

One of the first and most popular South Korean mainstream film with a clearly defined homosexual theme.  Seen by a quarter of South Korea's population. Banned in China.

Release Date: December 2005

More info
@ Wikipedia
@ IMDB
Unnoficial Fan Site












Camellia Project: Three Queer Stories at Bogil Island  동백꽃

One of the directors also directed No Regret. 

Release Date: August 2005
More info
@ AsianMedian Wiki






 Possible Changes  가능한 변화들

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Two men looking for love.
Release date: March 3005
More info
@ Han Cinema
@ IMDB



Like A Virgin  (Madonna the Atlas) 천하장사 마돈나

The story is centred around a transgendered teenager played by Ryu Deok-hwan.

Release Date: August 2006


More info
@IMDB
@ Wikipedia
@ AsianMedia Wiki




Road Movie  로드무비

A slow, tragic movie about a love triangle between the three characters who are searching for freedom from their troubles.

Release Date: October 2002

More info
@ Wikipedia
@ IMDB
@ AsianMedia Wiki






Goodbye-day  굿바이데이

A queer-melodrama about two boys who's friendship blossoms into love.  

Release Date: 2002

More info
@ AsiaMedia Wiki

 




Bungee Jumping of Their Own  번지점프를 하다

Two people become a same-sex couple unexpectedly.  Distributed by the Walt Disney Company.

Release Date: February 2001

More info
@ Wikipedia




Yellow Hair 2  노랑머리 2

Stars the famous South Korean transgendered actress Harisu.

Release Date: July 2001
More info
@ Wikipedia
@ IMDB






Memento Mori  여고괴담 II

A lesbian horror film.

Release Date: December 1999
More info
@ Wikipedia
@ IMDB









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