Korean Delights

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1.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
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Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
3.
The Housemaid (2010)
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A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences. (106 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
 
4.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
5.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
6.
Eoh-neu-nal-gap-ja-gi D-Day (2006)
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ROOMMATES is the third part of a 4 horror movie series, FOUR HORROR TALES. Roommates Yoo-jin, Eun-soo... (95 mins.)
Director: Eun-kyung Kim
 
7.
Death Bell (2008)
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Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank. (88 mins.)
Director: Chang
 
8.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
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A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
9.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
10.
Hansel and Gretel (2007)
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After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape. (117 mins.)
Director: Pil-Sung Yim
 
11.
Bedevilled (2010)
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
12.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (128 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
13.
Seven Days (2007)
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A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty. (125 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won
 
14.
Whispering Corridors (1998)
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While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur... (105 mins.)
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
 
15.
Memento Mori (1999)
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In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond. (98 mins.)
 
16.
Wishing Stairs (2003)
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A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins (97 mins.)
Director: Jae-yeon Yun
 
17.
A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. (92 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
 
18.
Tidal Wave (2009)
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Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae... (120 mins.)
Director: JK Youn
 
19.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
20.
Bestseller (2010)
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"Best Seller" is a thriller centered around writer Hee-Soo (Eom Jeong-Hwa) who moves to a small house... (117 mins.)
Director: Jeong-ho Lee
 
21.
Sunny (2011)
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New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul... (124 mins.)
 
22.
Coma (2006 TV Series)
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It is a horror-mystery film set in a hospital that is being shut down due to its dubious practices.
Director: Su-chang Kong
 
23.
The World of Silence (2006)
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Jung-Ho a famous photographer who has a special ability to read people's minds, has just returned to Korea from abroad... (110 mins.)
Director: Ui-seok Jo
 
24.
Children... (2011)
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The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991... (132 mins.)
Director: Kyu-maan Lee
 
25.
The Host (2006)
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A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
26.
The Way Home (2002)
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Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work... (80 mins.)
Director: Jeong-hyang Lee
 
27.
Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
28.
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
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Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her. (122 mins.)
Director: Sung-hee Jo
 
29.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
30.
Acacia (2003)
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After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi Mi-sook to adopt a child in an orphanage... (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
 
31.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
 
32.
The Bow (2005)
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On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard... (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
33.
Saving My Hubby (2002)
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The adventure of Geum-Sun with her baby in one night to save her husband's life. (91 mins.)
Director: Nam-seob Hyeon
 
34.
Jeong Seung Pil Mystery (2009)
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(Korean with English subtitles) When bumbling fund manager Jeong Seung-Pil suddenly disappears one day, his seductive fiancé becomes the no.1 suspect in the investigation. A mad dash ensues when the whole nation is looking for Seung-pil. (97 mins.)
Director: Seok-beom Kang
 
35.
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
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One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper... (122 mins.)
Director: Jin-pyo Park
 
36.
The Game (2008)
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A struggling artist Hee-do is offered a million dollars to bet his life if he loses a game against a... (116 mins.)
Director: In-ho Yun
 
37.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
38.
Pairan (2001)
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
Director: Hye-sung Song
 
39.
Tell Me Something (1999)
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In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces... (118 mins.)
Director: Youn-hyun Chang
 
40.
Arang (2006)
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A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford... (97 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn
 
41.
The Quiet Family (1998)
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A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates. (101 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
42.
Silenced (2011)
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Gang In-ho, who is working to earn money for his daughter's surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju... (125 mins.)
Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
 
43.
Confession of Murder (2012)
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After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography... (119 mins.)
 
44.
Man of Vendetta (2010)
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One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo... (113 mins.)
Director: Min-ho Woo
 
45.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
46.
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
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A story about love between a mentally ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Which is her father, accused of murder and rape. (127 mins.)
Director: Lee Hwan-Kyung
 
47.
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)
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In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. (89 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim