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Barking dogs never bite (2000)

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

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Sung-jae Lee ...
Yun-ju
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Hyeon-nam
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Hie-bong Byeon ...
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Ho-jung Kim ...
Eun-Sil Bae
Roe-ha Kim
Jeong-seon Seong
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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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Yun Ju's Apartment is the same apartment of the director, Bong Joon-ho. See more »

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A comedy out of the ordinary
26 May 2005 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

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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