In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho... See full summary »
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.
The film revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s. He runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives with his two sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life, but maybe they are a bit poorer than the average Seoulite. Hee-bong's elder son Gang-du is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s, whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il is the youngest son, an unemployed grumbler, and daughter Nam-joo is an archery medalist and member of the national team. One day, an unidentified monster suddenly appears from the depths of the Han River and spreads panic and death, and Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is carried off by the monster and disappears. All of the family members are in a great agony because they lost someone very dear to them. But when they find out she is still alive, they resolve to save her. Written by
The crew of the film used metal barrels to make the splash effects whenever the monster would dive into the water. See more »
The sewerage they are searching the monster in, is dry and clean. See more »
[wiping away tears]
She's so pretty in that photo.
She looks just like... her mom in that photo.
Do you think her mom even knows that she died?
Not a chance. It's been thirteen years since she popped out the baby and ran off.
[glares over at Gang-du, who is sprawled out on the gym floor, fast asleep and snoring gently]
I'd run away, too, damn it.
You asleep? Huh?
[He prods Gang-du with his foot, but Gang-du doesn't stir]
You can sleep at a time like this?
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Just before the credits ends, you can hear a loud roar of the monster. See more »
South Korean movies are usually enjoyable, offering a humour to counter the plot and disturbing theme(s), and this movie was no exception. I usually hate horror movies, but I enjoyed this action/horror/drama end to end and I left the cinema with a strong feeling of contentness.
The horror was actually quite interesting, as were each of the main actors and the relationships between them were surprising and amusing, with some really witty sub themes thrown in along the way and some good suspense as well.
The movie had great undertones and conversation topics to keep you talking to your friends for hours.
Overall: It was a really enjoyable experience, witty and well constructed.
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