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They are like pet dogs that do nothing but enjoy their lives. They are motherfuckers. And we are the pigs that are their food. We finally become valuable when we are torn apart.
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Oh dear. Where do we begin? Probably by suggesting that if you are going to get your movie translated and sub-titled into English, you get a native English speaker to tidy up the final version. Sadly, the subtitles in the showing I saw often made very little sense grammatically. It was like a bad web site translation where a literal translation is made but the syntax and context are all wrong. The inability to pronounce and understand the letter "L" also creating the wrong words; "fresh" where the word "flesh" was needed. The few women characters in the film can only be described as completely neurotic, screeching banshees. The animation isn't great either but I'm not knowledgeable about this genre and perhaps this is Korean style.
The row of twenty-something Koreans in front of me did say much of the bullying and pressure issues were well represented. They did also spend a lot of time laughing and one of them was on his mobile almost the whole time!
I am cognizant that there must be incredible difficulties for Korean film-makers to overcome and I hope they get the help they need to produce meaningful product that can be recognized as such by their international audience.
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