Last updated
Type of site
Online database for movies and dramas
Available in English
OwnerCédric Collemine
URL hancinema.net
LaunchedAugust 2003;18 years ago (2003-08)
Current statusActive

HanCinema is an independent South Korean movie and drama database created by Cédric Collemine during the summer of 2003 in Korea. It provides information related to Korean movies, television dramas, actors, and other related information. [1] [2] It is aimed at non-South Korean audiences. [3]


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  2. "A Look into the International Presence of Korean Drama". KOFICE. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  3. Jung, Sun (2011). Korean masculinities and transcultural consumption : Yonsama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop idols. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. p. 132. ISBN   978-988-8028-67-2. However, these are South Korean-based English-language websites whose major focus is on providing South Korean film news and data to non-South Korean audiences.