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Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
"Flandersui gae" (original title)

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An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

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The disconnections of urban life. Yun-ju is diffident, almost without affect; his wife is pregnant, and he's wonders if he should bribe the dean to secure a professorship. He's also bothered by a yapping dog that disturbs him in the large block of flats where he lives. Hyeon-nam is equally disengaged; she's a bookkeeper at same block of flats, animated only when she learns of a lost dog. Over the course of a few weeks, three dogs in the building go missing - Yun-ju and Hyeon-nam have a connection to each. So might a janitor. Is it a man-eat-dog world? Is there any cure for this ennui? Can anyone connect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Originally the role of Yun-ju was designed for another actor who Joon-ho Bong was drawn to while working on the film Motel Cactus (1997). But when it came to shooting the film, the actor who Bong referred to as "P", disappeared completely and he ended up casting Sung-jae Lee in the role. See more »

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I'm going to the dogs.
3 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Writer and director Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother) went for black humor in his directorial debut.

Who among us, even those who own dogs, have not been upset at a yapping dog? Well, Yun-ju (Sung-jae Lee) is stressed over his job and his pregnant wife, and just can't stand a yapping neighbor.

This really get hilarious as Yun-ju is killing dogs, the maintenance man is eating them, and guess what his wife brings home? Meanwhile, Hyeon-nam (Doona Bae - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Host) is about to lose her job because she spends so much time helping others.

The missing dogs connect Yun-Ju and Hyeon-nam. Along the way, both get what they want, or do they?


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