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マーウェンの戦争

2009 15th Shanghai Television Festival Magnolia Awards Best Actress

マーウェンの戦争
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January 1, 2009
Beijing TV Station (Satellite), Dragon TV
Shenzhen Shenguang Media Co.,Ltd
Zhang Heyun, Xu Benben, Dong Jun
Yu Chun
Chen Tong
Cast
Lin Yongjian (Ma Wen),
Song Dandan (Yang Xin),
Li Chongxiao (Li Yi),
Xia Lixin (Li Qin),
Zhou Dongqi (Sun Rong)
Synopsis:
 Ma Wen and Yang Xin used to be a couple but now divorced. They have a 10-year old son, called Ma Hu. The two have divorced in a heat of the moment, however, the financial reality forces them to continue living in the same apartment. Ma Wen keeps dating different women, but he secretly hopes to restore his marriage with Yang Xin. Yang Xin, however, wants to re-marry this time to her colleague, Li Yi, who is also divorced and has just lost his house and possessions in the divorce settlement. Yang Xin soon marries Li Yi, but Li Yi moves in with Yang Xin and Ma Wen, and the bizarre cohabitation of the four starts.
 The lead character, Ma Wen, is played by Lin Yongjian who is the No. 1 actor in the role of a common person. His partner, Yang Xin is played by Song Dandan, the master comedienne of China who is actively performing in theatre, drama, and films. She won the Magnolia Award for the Best Actress at the Shanghai Television Festival. Yang Xin’s new partner, Li Yi, is played by Li Chongxiao, who plays a wide range of characters in dramas such as ”Five Star Hotel”. The drama is based on a novel of the same title by Ye Zhaoyan. The original storyline was about a factory worker who had been laid off in downsizing, but this was adapted by the script writer, Chen Tong, into a story of a corporate employee and the family in a big city. The superb exchange between Ma Wen, the “bad loser”, and Yang Xin, and the rhythmical dialogue are gratifying. Despite the theme of divorce, it is not too dark and portrays wavering minds of the middle-aged generation about family, marriage and happiness, sometimes with humour and sometimes more seriously.

Balika Vadhu 〜小さな花嫁

8th Indian Television Academy Awards (Idea ITA Awards 2008): Best Serial Drama/BestDirector (Drama) - Siddhartha Sen Gupta & Pradeep Yadhav/Best Actress (Drama), etc.total:10 awards
8th Indian Telly Awards 2008: Best Child Artist (Female), etc. total: 5 awards

Balika Vadhu 〜小さな花嫁
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July 21, 2008 - present
Colors TV (Viacom 18)
Sphereorigins Multivision
Private Limited.
Sunjoy Waddhwa
& Comall Sunjoy W
Siddharth Sen Gupta
& Pradeep Yadhav
Purnendu Shekhar, Rajesh Dubey
& Gajra Kottary
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Avika Gor (Anandi)
Avinash Mukherjee (Jagdish)
Smita Bansal (Sumitra),
Surekha Sikri(MaaSa)
Synopsis:
 In Rajasthan in the north western region of India where the desert stretches, the practice of child marriage still remains. In accordance with this custom, friends of Anandi, who has been lovingly brought up by her parents in a rural village, have married into new families. At the age of only eight, Anandi is also to marry Jagdish of the same age. Her parents are pleased with the match, but for Anandi, the sense of estrangement increases at her new husband’s house away from her own family. She stops smiling despite her cheerful disposition. Her wish to go home to her parents keeps growing until one day she borrows some money from the altar and heads home.
 The drama received a great response from the start for addressing the sensitive theme of child marriage, which still continues in some areas as custom although it is against the law. It dominated the 10 main categories at the Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA) 2008. It also gave people opportunities to think about human rights, women’s rights and social transformation by contrasting the old traditions with modern ideas. Avika Gor plays a difficult role of Anandi who marries while still immature mentally and physically, then matures as a member of her new family and becomes a friend, lover and wife to her young husband. A veteran actress, Surekha Sikri, plays the grandmother-in-law who disciplines her grandson’s wife strictly, and won the Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) award at ITA and Telly.

ベートーベン・ウィルス

Seoul International Drama Awards 2009: Excellent Miniseries
2008 MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize - Kim Myung Min/Drama of the Year/Male Newcomer - Jang Geun Suk/Special PD - Lee Jae Kyu/Golden Acting - Supporting Actor - Park Chul Min/Golden Acting - Mid-level Actor - Song Ok Sook/Writer of the Year - Hong Jin Ah & Hong Ja Ram

ベートーベン・ウィルス
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September 10 -
November 12, 2008
MBC
Kimjonghak Production
Oh, Kyung Hoon
Lee, Jae Gyu
Hong, Ji Ah & Hong, Ja Ram
Cast
Kim Myeung Min (Kang Ma-ae)
E Jiah (Du Rumi)
Jang Geun Suk (Kang Gun-woo)
Synopsis:
 The drama “Beethoven Virus” caused a classical music storm in Korea, dominating the popularity stakes and public attention. People of different ages, character and upbringing yet sharing a love of music and the experience of being defeated by music come together and do their best to pursue the dream of forming a classical orchestra. This drama portrays them with tears and laughter, making the viewers feel optimistic and refreshed.
Rumi is a civil servant for the city government, culture and art section. Her proposal which she put together 10 minutes before the deadline is given the go-ahead, and she is now responsible to run the “Project Orchestra”. But the news that the producer of the project stole the funds disappoints the orchestra members and they all leave. Rumi, however, needs to ensure the success of the concert, and she hands out leaflets to recruit orchestral members. Distinctive members come together such as Kang Gun-woo, a suspended policeman who plays the trumpet beautifully, and the orchestra starts to move forward after trial and error. As for the conductor, the orchestra welcomes an internationally acclaimed maestro, Kang Ma-ae. 。
 The cast is a line-up of those in top form. The maestro of the orchestra is performed by Kim Myeung Min who showed superb acting in the Korean version of “White Tower”. The genius trumpeter is played by Jang Geun Suk, the most-watched handsome young actor who appeared in popular dramas such as "Hwang Jini" and "Hong Gil Dong". As for the actresses, E Jiah, who co-starred with Bae Yong Joon in “The Legend" (Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi) plays Rumi. The DVD box set, currently on sale, includes special scenes such as those of a gathering of fans, a “job well done” party and other footage.

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Anugerah Skrin (Screen Award) 2008: Best Drama Series

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September 11 -
September 27, 2007 (1st season)
RTM (Radio Television Malaysia)
Tenview [M] Sdn. Bhd.
Norazah Sahud
Norliza Ismail
Che Li
Cast
Jasmin Hamid (Yeen)
Rita Rudaini (Mia)
Wan Hanafi Su (Omar)
Arash Mohammad (Razuan)
Synopsis:
 Yeen and Mia are two sisters. Although Mia is dyslexic, she is good natured and gentle. Her elder sister, Yeen, on the other hand, is clever but does not like studying and is only interested in dressing up. She thinks her father only cares for her sister who has a disability and that she is unloved, thus she is rebellious and defies her father at every opportunity and distances herself from him.
 When Yeen is 19, she gets a boyfriend, however, her father does not approve of him and Yeen sees him behind her father’s back. When Mia tells her father about him, the father is infuriated and presses him to marry her. The man refuses, claiming that he is the one who had been seduced. Yeen, unable to stand the situation, leaves home for Kuala Lumpur. Yeen’s hatred toward her sister Mia gradually intensifies.
 Yeen starts working as a receptionist at a construction company in Kuala Lumpur. There she meets Razuan, an engineer, marries him and starts living in luxury, while Mia and their father live quietly in the countryside. One day, however, their father dies, and Yeen reluctantly takes in Mia. Yeen, however, does not tell the truth to the others and treats her as a maid from Indonesia, being hard on her.
 This love-hate drama of sisters was very popular and the second series was also made.