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Venice winner blunt but effective.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR MOVING IMAGE: Repeatedly in Pieta, South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk shows terrified clients desperately hoping to avoid a looming visit by a brutally callous loan shark, Kang-do (Lee Jeong-jin). Waves of fear come off the...
Korean spy games go nutty.
The tension of having a hostile neighbour has been a constant source of drama for South Korean movies since the countries’ inception. Whether it be the fallen woman of The Hand of Destiny (1954), the mixed emotions of the Sunshine era film JSA ...
Action goes sky high in South Korean disaster film.
As the planet’s most on-line nation and home to Jaebol powerhouses Samsung, LG and Hyundae, it shouldn’t come as news to anyone that South Korea is fond of technology. Accordingly, the commercial streams of the South Korean film industry also...
Korean heist film has got the goods.
The Hot Rock, The Jokers, Gambit, Rififi, The Red Circle, and The Thomas Crown Affair. These are what are generically known as caper pictures. Korean film Thieves (the universally used title, despite the film's title card clearly reading 'The...
Political thread guides trapeze dreams.
PYONGYANG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: For those whose knowledge of the Korean peninsula is confined to the southern end, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a unique opportunity to peek through the window to another, contrasting world. If you don’t know...
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