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Poongsan (2011)
"Poong-san-gae" (original title)

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A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families.

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Kye Sang Yoon ...
Poongsan
Jong-soo Kim ...
North Korea defect executive
Han Gi-Joong ...
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Moo-Seong Choi ...
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Ha-bok Yu ...
North Korea executive
Yong-geun Bae ...
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Jeong-seok Kim ...
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Jo Jae-Ryong ...
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Nak-jun Lee ...
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Yeong-Hoon Kim ...
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Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-ok, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector, into the South, the damsel and rescuer fall in love instead. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Pop-corn movie
19 January 2013 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I started to watch this movie after searching "Kim Ki Duk" on YouTube. I thought first that he was the director and found out only after finishing to see it that Kim Ki Duk had only written the script, otherwise this would have been just a major disappointment. Apparently Kim Ki Duk, who produced it, Juhn Jai-hong, the director, wanted to make a pop-corn movie for less than 200,000 dollars. And if this was the goal, they have succeeded in that, as this is just a typical movie with a lot of shootings and unrealistic scenes a bit like in Rambo, or in a Bruce Lee movie. Only 3-4 times one recognizes the "touch" of Kim Ki Duk in the script, however if the story was potentially interesting, and provoking for somebody like me who lives in Korea, one just feels that it was too much like a B-movie, that the director lacks experience, and probably also a decent budget. Also in many Kim Ki Duk movies, like "Dream", for example, there are unrealistic parts in the script, but the movie is always so well done, the photography is so great that it compensate for all the rest. Here it is not so and I believe that cutting 30 minutes or so would have saved me some moments of absolute boringness in the mid of the movie. Overall I gave 5 star as an encouragement for the young director for producing it in such a short time, some good ideas and for some panoramas of Korea that I always like to watch.


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