A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through ... See full summary »
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
Originally the role of Yun-ju was designed for another actor who Joon-ho Bong was drawn to while working on the film Motel Seoninjang. 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 »
A man is annoyed by a dog barking in his apartment building and he decides to take action.
Wow, this was an rare experience. Comedies usually work because they live up to stereotypes that you recognize, this is very far from that brainless type of comedy. Because of its triviality and its ability to surprise this is highly intelligent and close to reality at the same time, and when its close to reality it doesn't take much absurdity to make it funny.
All the actors in this did a good job. Bae Du-na is gorgeous, the janitor doing a job similar to what he did in 'Suchwiin Bulmyeong' and the pregnant wife very dominating. Bong Joon-ho is one to watch.
Judging by some of the others experience of the movie it seems like they live up to stereotypes themselves. If you are offended by this, try reading some newspapers.
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