24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea

From the book 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea(2004)

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1.
A Page of Madness (1926)
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A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife. (70 mins.)
 
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Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
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(51 mins.)
Director: In-kyu Ch'oe
 
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Stray Dog (1949)
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
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The Life of Oharu (1952)
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
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Godzilla (1954)
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
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My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
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Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger. (103 mins.)
Director: Shin Sang-okk
 
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The Aimless Bullet (1961)
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A public accountant's salary is far too small for him to even get a cavity fixed, let alone support his family... (110 mins.)
Director: Hyun Mok Yoo
 
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Branded to Kill (1967)
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One. (91 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
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Salinnabileul ggotneun yeoja (1978)
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A dour student, Young-gul, crosses paths with an elderly book salesman obsessed with Hitler and Nietzsche... (110 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
 
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Himatsuri (1985)
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The villagers in a beautiful remote area of Japan are divided into the woodsmen, who worship the mountain goddess... (126 mins.)
 
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Violent Cop (1989)
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A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
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Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
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Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son... (83 mins.)
 
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Sopyonje (1993)
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Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer). (112 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
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Perfect Blue (1997)
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A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
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The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
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(Korean with English subtitles) Helmed by one of Korea's leading directors, Hong Sang-soo, Jisook joins... (110 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
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Nowhere to Hide (1999)
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A team of police hunt down a villain. (112 mins.)
Director: Myung-se Lee
 
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My Own Breathing (1999 Documentary)
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Some Korean women were forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War II. Decades later, the survivors attempt to lead normal lives and also gain recognition. (77 mins.)
Director: Young-Joo Byun
 
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Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
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The Isle (2000)
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A Carer becomes the mother to a secluded isle. (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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Teenage Hooker Becomes a Killing Machine (2000)
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A high-school girl who moonlights as a prostitute is revived as a killing machine after she is murdered by her teacher. (60 mins.)
Director: Gee-woong Nam
 
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Battle Royale (2000)
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
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In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier... (110 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park