“Recalled”, “Passage of my youth”, “Demon Slayer” on iQiyi this month – Manila Bulletin
Blockbuster films from South Korea, China and Japan are shown on the OTT platform iQiyi International this month.
Animation hits include the record breaking “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” and “Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond”.
Detective films and thrillers are also included, such as “Voice of Silence” (with Yoo Ah-in and Yoo Jae-myung), “Refused” (with Seo Ye-ji and Kim Kang-woo) and “Pipeline” (with Seo In-guk).
If you are looking for romantic movies, you can watch “My Love” (with Greg Hsu and Zhang Ruo-nan), “Passage of My Youth” (with Zhang Zi-feng and Song Wei-long) and “Why Women Cheat” ( with Deng Kai and Yao Xiao-xiao).
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” holds the highest box office record in Japanese cinema history to date, and with $ 474.6 million in worldwide revenue, it is became the best-selling film in 2020. The story continues after the television series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.” After completing the training at Butterfly Mansion, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke board the Mugen train toward the darkness. In this train, they meet Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku to embark on a new mission.
On the other hand, “Natsume Yujin-cho” was adapted into a feature film “Ephemeral Bond” where Takashi reunites with his classmate Yuki and meets Yorie Tsumura who knows Reiko. Yorie leads a serene life with her only son Mukuo in a village that seems to have mysterious spirits. On the way back from the investigation, a seed attached to Nyanko-sensei falls in the front yard of Fujiwara’s residence. The seed grows and bears fruit overnight. After accidentally eating the fruit that looks like him, Nyanko-sensei suddenly has two doubles.
“Voice of Silence” is a thriller film starring Yoo Ah-in and Yoo Jae-Myung. Their roles as Tae-in and Chang-bok are vegetable vendors by day and deal with the corpses of mafia groups at night. After being drawn into a kidnapping incident, their lives get out of hand. The film was nominated for Best Picture at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards, and Yoo Ah-in won Best Actor at both awards show.
“Pipeline,” starring Seo In-guk, Lee Soo-hyuk, Tae Hang-ho and Bae Yoo-ram, describes a group of thieves trying to steal crude oil from tens of meters underground. This new subject in Korea offers a whole new story to viewers. With multiple past collaborations, Seo In-guk and Lee Soo-hyuk create fascinating chemistry. “I put a lot of time and effort into Pipeline,” Seo In-guk says, “and learned a lot from the director”.
“Recalled” is a mysterious thriller, starring Seo Ye-ji “It’s good not to be well” and Kim Kang-woo. After losing her memory, Soo-jin gradually resumes her life with the support of her husband. In the process, she also receives the ability to foresee the future.
After gaining fame with the Taiwanese drama “Someday or Someday”, Greg Hsu chose “My Love” as his first film. In “My Love,” he and Zhang Ruo-nan portray a moving love story spanning 15 years, from high school to college, and dating to marriage. Hsu plays a skilled swimmer and jumps into the water over and over again. With much attention and discussion, “My Love” premiered with over CNY $ 100 million ($ 15.44 million) at the box office on day one and earned the top-selling title in week one. .
“Passage of My Youth” (with Zhang Zi-feng and Song Wei-long) is a deeply heartwarming and equally heartbreaking coming-of-age love story. Adapted from the namesake novel by Lu Yi-ge, the story follows Jiang He (played by Zhang Zi-feng), who studies really hard to catch up with the learning genius Jiang Hai (played by Song Wei-long). Eventually, they travel to Britain for college together and encounter many heartwarming and emotional events.
“Why Women Cheat” is a historical romantic fantasy, starring Deng Kai, Yao Xiao-xiao, Xiong Su-yi and Cao Jie, with Wang Kuirong as a guest. The handsome and handsome cast sparked a lot of discussion even before filming. Based on an ancient Southeast Asian legend, it is a romance between a gentle princess from a coastal country and a “serpent god” princess from a neighboring country.
Other films on iQiyi International’s list include “The Rescue” (directed by Dante Lam and performed by Eddie Peng), “A Writer’s Odyssey” (performed by Lei Jiayin and Yang Mi), “Detective Chinatown Vol. 2” (played by Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran), as well as several remakes of Wuxia classics (“The Legend of the Condor Heroes: The Dragon Tamer” and “King of The New Beggars.”)
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