Based on a true story. Korean marathon runner Jun-sik (Jang Dong-gun) and his Japanese rival Tatsuo (Joe Odagiri) reunite as soldiers in the Japanese imperial army when World War II breaks out. The two become prisoners of the Soviet Union before being captured by the Germans, and develop an unlikely friendship. Directed by Kang Je-kyu. Runs 137 minutes. Rated 15 and over. In Korean and Japanese with Korean subtitles.
One day, an Austrian prince is found dead and the cause is ruled a suicide. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) decides that it may well be an assassination by Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). While investigating the case, Holmes learns that Dr. Watson (Jude Law) will be the killer’s next target. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Runs 129 minutes. Rated 15 and over. In English with Korean subtitles.
The Lotte Giants’ Choi Dong-won (Cho Seung-woo) and the Haitai Tigers’ Sun Dong-yeol (Yang Dong-geun) are rival pitchers in 1980s baseball. The film reenacts the legendary match of May 16, 1987, which baseball fans today still recall as “the perfect match,” when Choi and Sun compete as pitchers for the last time. Directed by Park Hee-gon. Runs 127 minutes. Rated 12 and over. In Korean.
After their parent’s divorce, Koichi (Koki Maeda) lives with his mother (Nene Otsuka) and grandparents in Kagoshima while his younger brother, Ryonosuke (Oshiro Maeda), lives with his father (Odagiri Joe) in Fukuoka. The brothers start devising a plan to reunite their family. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Runs 129 minutes. All ages admitted. In Japanese with Korean subtitles.
Mary and Max
A claymation piece that opened the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Mary (Toni Collette), an eight-year-old Australian girl with troubled parents, chooses a name in the phonebook and starts writing to Max (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a middle-aged New Yorker. Mary and Max become pen pals for 22 years. Directed by Adam Elliot. Runs 92 minutes. Rated 12 and over. In English with Korean subtitles.
Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie Corbett (Aaron Eckhart) are a happily married couple. Their lives change when their son is killed in a car accident. One day, Becca meets a young artist (Miles Teller), the driver who killed her son, and finds release through him, while Howie seeks refuge with another woman. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Runs 91 minutes. Rated 13 and over. In English with Korean subtitles.
FRIDAY 4:10 p.m. on OCN
A national ski jumping team is created ahead of Korea’s bid to host the Winter Olympics, and the coach recruits athletes from unlikely walks of life. Directed by Kim Yong-hwa. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Seong Dong-il and Kim Ji-seok.
SATURDAY 6:55 a.m. on SUPER ACTION
About 1,200 people disappear in Alaska over 40 years. While Dr. Abigail Tyler tries to figure out the truth, she loses her daughter and faces the fourth kind. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Starring Milla Jovovich and Elias Koteas.
SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. on OCN
Two women facing love problems decide to swap their houses during the holidays. Both women meet a local man and start falling for them. Directed by Nancy Meyers. Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black.