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Weekend Box Office Guide

The Korea Herald offers a guide to what's playing in theaters this weekend.

For those seeking some drama, check out "The Immigrant," in which Marion Cotillard transforms into a young Polish woman trying to make it in the U.S. For some more light-hearted fun, "Ricki and the Flash" offers a musical experience while "Ant-Man" provides a dose of superhero action. 

From Korean cinema, "Veteran" still remains in box offices after surpassing 10 million ticket sold, while the Cannes-screened "Office" supplies your last dose of summer fear.


    The Immigrant (U.S.)
Opened Sept. 3


Drama. Directed by James Gray

In the year 1921, a Polish woman named Ewa (Marion Cotillard) sails to the U.S. with her sister Magda in search of a better life. Upon arriving at Ellis Island, they are separated by immigration officials who discover that Magda is ill. Desperate and alone, Ewa is tricked into a life of vaudeville and burlesque until she meets a magician named Orlando (Jeremy Renner), who gives her hope for freedom.


Ricki and the Flash (U.S.)
Opened Sept. 3


Comedy. Directed by Jonathan Demme

Ricki (Meryl Streep) is a musician who gave up everything, including her family, to pursue her dream of becoming a rock star. Now, she returns home, trying to make amends with everyone she has hurt. Meryl Streep stars alongside real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays Ricki’s daughter Julie, and Rick Springfield, who plays a Flash member in love with Ricki.


Ant-Man (U.S.)
Opened Sept. 3


Action. Directed by Peyton Reed

As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) tries to piece his life back together after prison, he is approached with a job that puts a strange suit in his hands. The suit shrinks him in size while maintaining his strength. Lang later learns that the technology for the suit is being targeted for evil pursuits, and he must become Ant-Man to protect it.


Office (Korea)
Opened Sept. 3


Thriller. Directed by Hong Won-chan

Mi-rye (Ko A-sung) is a lowly intern working with the sales team of a large conglomerate. One day, she finds out that one of the employees on her team murdered his entire family -- then returned to work. With the killer’s whereabouts unknown, strange and horrifying things begin happening at the office.


Veteran (Korea)
Opened Aug. 5

Action. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan

When hotheaded veteran detective Seo Do-cheol (Hwang Jung-min) suspects foul play by a rich, cocky corporate executive in the mysterious injuries of a truck driver, he begins an investigation but is blocked at every turn by bribes. Powerless but determined, Seo yells and punches his way through the film in pursuit of truth and justice.

By Won Ho-jung (hjwon@heraldcorp.com)

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