FORTUNE -- You don't have to understand a word of Korean to know what this movie is about.
"Another Family" was the second-highest-grossing film in South Korea last week, according to the Wall Street Journal, despite relatively narrow distribution in local theaters.
According to the filmmakers, the movie is based on the true story of a working-class family whose daughter contracted leukemia while working at a Samsung semiconductor factory.
From the Journal:
"There are also 39 other cases involving Samsung Electronics factories pending either in court or at South Korea's state-run welfare agency, according to the labor rights lawyer representing them. A Samsung spokesman declined to comment on the cases and the movie on Monday, but described the claim about the company's influence on the film's production and distribution as groundless."
Mixed positives for Kutcher's performance, thumbs down for Joshua Michael Stern's film.
FORTUNE -- Expecting the worst, I was pleasantly surprised. My wife, who would die happy if she never heard another word about Apple (AAPL), thought the two-hour-and-seven-minute movie was about an hour too long.
Ashton Kutcher's "Jobs," opens Friday. I can't wait for Aaron ["The Social Network"] Sorkin to finish his. Neither, apparently, can the critics. Excerpts from the first reviews:
Peter Keough, Boston MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2013 6:35 AM ET
But Steve Wozniak is still bitter that Steve Jobs was "trying to kill" the Apple II.
FORTUNE -- Among the 1.9 million people who, as of Monday morning, had viewed the trailer for Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic that was posted on YouTube last week was Steve Wozniak, Apple's (AAPL) curmudgeonly co-founder.
Woz hated the 1-minute clip of the movie that was released in January, but he's a lot more forgiving of the 2-minute MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 6:23 AM ET
The creator of The West Wing and Newsroom cracks the structure of Jobs' complex life
FORTUNE -- "I hope I don't get killed by the studio for giving too much away," Sorkin says to Tina Brown toward the end of a half-hour interview at her Newsweek/Daily Beast "Hero Summit."
Then he proceeds to reveal way too much: His basic plan for capturing the sprawling, larger-than-life story of Steve Jobs as revealed in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 16, 2012 6:26 AM ET
Your chance to register a preference before Steve Jobs, the movie, is cast
Sony (SNE) has reportedly picked up the film rights to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, and according to the Hollywood rumor mill two ER veterans -- George Clooney and Noah Wyle -- are in the running to play the title role.
Clooney, of course, has the edge in box office appeal. But Wyle looks more like Apple's (AAPL) late co-founder MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2011 6:27 AM ET
Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights to the Ken Auletta book Googled: The End of the World As We Know it.
Facebook's movie, the Social Network, now has some company in the 'founding a billion dollar Internet startup' genre. Googled: The End of the World As We Know It is being made into a movie according to Deadline New York.
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