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Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

Flandersui gae (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 19 February 2000 (South Korea)
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An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.

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Bong Joon Ho
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sung-Jae Lee ... Yun-ju
Doona Bae ... Hyun-nam
Ho-jung Kim Ho-jung Kim ... Eun-sil
Hee-Bong Byun ... Janitor (as Hie-bong Byeon)
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go ... Jang-mi (Hyun-nam's friend)
Roe-ha Kim ... Shadow Man
Gin-goo Kim Gin-goo Kim ... Granny
Sang-soo Im ... Senior Joon-pyo
Jeong-seon Seong Jeong-seon Seong ... Aengbali
Jae-ha Jo Jae-ha Jo ... Aengbali's baby
Chae-rin Hwang Chae-rin Hwang ... Seul-gi
Sookyung Lee Sookyung Lee ... Seul-gi's mother
Hyuk-Poon Kwon Hyuk-Poon Kwon ... Management office chief
Yeongi Lee Yeongi Lee ... Management office old-timer
Yong-ok Kim Yong-ok Kim ... Management office director
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Storyline

The disconnections of urban life. Yun-ju is diffident, almost without affect; his wife is pregnant, and he's wonders if he should bribe the dean to secure a professorship. He's also bothered by a yapping dog that disturbs him in the large block of flats where he lives. Hyeon-nam is equally disengaged; she's a bookkeeper at same block of flats, animated only when she learns of a lost dog. Over the course of a few weeks, three dogs in the building go missing - Yun-ju and Hyeon-nam have a connection to each. So might a janitor. Is it a man-eat-dog world? Is there any cure for this ennui? Can anyone connect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

19 February 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Barking Dogs Never Bite See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Joon-Ho Bong's feature directorial debut. See more »

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Referenced in Growing Up Fisher: Trust Fall (2014) See more »

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Barking Dogs Never Bite
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A comedy out of the ordinary
26 May 2005 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

A man is annoyed by a dog barking in his apartment building and he decides to take action.

Wow, this was an rare experience. Comedies usually work because they live up to stereotypes that you recognize, this is very far from that brainless type of comedy. Because of its triviality and its ability to surprise this is highly intelligent and close to reality at the same time, and when its close to reality it doesn't take much absurdity to make it funny.

All the actors in this did a good job. Bae Du-na is gorgeous, the janitor doing a job similar to what he did in 'Suchwiin Bulmyeong' and the pregnant wife very dominating. Bong Joon-ho is one to watch.

Judging by some of the others experience of the movie it seems like they live up to stereotypes themselves. If you are offended by this, try reading some newspapers.


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