Hyuk-Jin has just broken up with his girlfriend and decides to take a trip to Jeongseon in the province of Gangwon-do. The next day, his friends are too hung over to get up, so Hyuk-Jin ... See full summary »
In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he's vermin, rises and walks ... See full summary »
Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »
At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high. PFC Kang and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking ... See full summary »
On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...
Kim Kyung-ho is fired by his university after he questioned the validity of a math question in its entrance exam. Kim files a lawsuit against the university, but it is dismissed. Out of ... See full summary »
Sung-ryeol is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is an upright man, but is having an affair with his colleague's wife, and it is the reason he loses his own daughter in a car ... See full summary »
Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to ... See full summary »
Two Korean ex-pats meet in Paris by chance encounter. One a petty thief and wannabe artist/painter (Chong-Hae), the other a tough guy (Hong San). Hong San saves Chong-Hae from a gang of ... See full summary »
Hyuk-Jin has just broken up with his girlfriend and decides to take a trip to Jeongseon in the province of Gangwon-do. The next day, his friends are too hung over to get up, so Hyuk-Jin makes his way to his destination alone. A trip of opportunity takes a cruel and unexpected turn as misunderstanding and crossed paths occur over and over again. Written by
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I caught this movie towards the end of the Toronto International Film Festival, and it easily ranked one of the highest movies on my list. It was funny, smart, well filmed, well written, and just all around fun to watch. Certain bits ran on a little longer than needed, but nothing to the point of boredom, and there was always a punch line to be had within the film. It was easy-going, but had a silly feeling like something out of a teen stoner movie (something made clear once the main character wakes up missing a certain article of clothing in the winter). This movie deserves all the credit it can muster as well, because unless you actually pay attention to the credits, or care about this sort of stuff, you might forget that this whole film was done by one man, and I mean the WHOLE thing save for the acting and some other minor bits. This was an entire creative license taken by the director and it worked phenomenally, to the point where everything seemed effortless, and made me gasp in awe of the amount of work that it must've taken to create such an amazing project. The film is sublime in every sense of the word and I recommend that everyone hunt down some friends, and just watch this film and have a good time laughing yourself silly.
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