Korean actors like Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, Lee Jung-hyun starred in “Battleship Island” to be the most anticipated one in 2017.
The film was set in Japan’s colonial era. The Japanese government conscripted a lot of South Korean civilians to excavate mine coal on Hashima Island. They were not paid and even brutally tortured by the Japanese militarily. Due to the bad techniques and conditions, many people died from the mine collapse accidents. Laborers who worked on the island called the Battleship Island as “Hell Island. ” So they managed to escape from the Battleship Island…
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(*CC for CN) 2016 was the first year that KCON came to Paris, coinciding with the 130 Year anniversary of Korea-France Diplomatic ties. The KCON Convention in Paris took place at Le Studio, at AccorHotels Arena.
There were many vendors and interactive booths that offered fans a unique experience. Among them included beauty workshops, traditional Korean fashion, artist engagements sessions (like this one here with BTS) and of course… tasting delicious Korean food and snacks! One of the highlights was a virtual reality experience event, where participants could try virtually traveling to South Korea!
At 6pm, the doors opened to the concert, which included an impressive lineup of 6 artist groups – SHINee, f(x), F.T Island, Block B, BTS and IOI. The MC of the night was none other than Super Junior’s very own Leeteuk! Special guests included actor Jin Goo and actress Han Ji Min. Overall, the one day event attracted more than 13,500 fans of Korean culture and K-pop. Keep an eye out for