[MOVIE] Tabloid Truths
Directed by: Kim Kwangsik
Starring: Kim Kangwoo, Jung Jinyoung, Ko Changseok, Park Sungwoong
Manager Lee Woogon (Kim Kangwoo) thought he’s at the top of the world when his starlet, Choi Mijin (Go Wonhee) got involved in a scandal with a congressman. His world starts crumbling when the fatal scandal eventually led to Mijin’s death. Not willing to let the matter slide, Woogon set out on a mission to clear her name, only to find himself caught on a web of media manipulation and dirty politics.
121 minutes | South Korea | Thriller : 4 / 5
I can’t remember how I chanced upon this movie, but I’m sure I did. As a mass communications major - and a fan of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo series - this film certainly made an impression by discussing the topic of the power of media, politics at play and the amount of power a corporation has over the political scene, as do the idea of yellow journalism and investigative journalism.