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Hyeon-jin Baek ...
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Interesting film for anybody who has a dog
27 January 2008 | by (Basque Country) – See all my reviews

After his dog "Popee" passes away, an unsuccessful director (played by Hyeon-jin Baek) tries to pay a tribute to his pet by making a documentary about the live and habits of dog owners and their pets on Seoul.

Firstly, I have to say that despite what it looks, "Popee" ins't a documentary or at least Kim Ji-hyun says it isn't, though some of the stories told here are said to be true. The movie starts with Soo-hyun and his mother taking Popee to the vet, where they receive the news that he is critically ill. After he died, Soo-hyun decide to film a documentary in order to pay homage to his lovely pet. From this moment, and for almost the rest of the movie we are the witness of the shooting of the documentary.

The documentary is divided in three parts. In the first one, some dog owners tell different stories about their pets, for example Oh Yun-hong (The Power of Kangwon Province fame) explains the problems she had when she bought a dog (though we can't know if it's true). In the second part, the director interview some people about their thoughts of neutering dogs. And in the final part, anonymous people answer some questions about the life of their pets, like if they think their dogs dreams and if so, what do they think they dream.

Overall, Popee is an interesting movie that should be watched for all those persons who think that the dogs are a plate of food for Koreans.


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