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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 ...
Janitor
Su-hee Go ...
Jang-Mi
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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Director Bong Joon Ho depicts that dogs have a different meaning for South Korean people.
30 September 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

The relationship between humans and animals need to be studied in detail in order to understand why they like each other's company. It must also be noted that both animals as well as human beings have known each other since olden times.It is by keeping this aspect in mind that one should watch South Korean film 'Barking Dogs Never Bite'.This film is unique as it is one of those rare films which talks about the unique relationship dogs share with their human masters.What differs this film from other films about dogs is that people eating dogs as they eat other non vegetarian foods can shock the entire world.However,it is a normal thing for people in South Korea to kill dogs in order to consume them for their appetite.Director Bong Joon Ho has shaped his film as a comedy which helps viewers to understand the world of people who keep dogs.The film maintains equal distance between drama and realism as it establishes why some people choose to give more importance to animals at the cost of human beings ? As a family film which can be watched by persons of all ages,'Barking dogs never bite' portrays what leads a person to bring home an animal.


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