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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 lector is annoyed by the yapping sound of a near-by dog. He decides to take drastic action.

Director:

Joon-ho Bong (as Joon Ho Bong)

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Joon-ho Bong (as Joon Ho Bong), Ji-ho Song | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sung-Jae Lee Sung-Jae Lee ... Yun-ju
Doona Bae ... Hyeon-nam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-Bong Byun Hee-Bong Byun ... Janitor (as Hie-bong Byeon)
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go ... Jang-Mi
Ho-jung Kim Ho-jung Kim ... Eun-Sil Bae
Roe-ha Kim
Jeong-seon Seong Jeong-seon Seong
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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

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Made for around 950 million won (around $800,000/£500,000), Joon-ho Bong was hoping the film would break-even at the box-office, however only around 100,000 viewers nationwide in South Korea saw the film, concluding Bong to note that; "It was a total flop at the box office." See more »

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I almost skipped this one because of the comments above...
3 November 2001 | by bross3See all my reviews

and that would have been a real shame. This movie was thoroughly enjoyable. I think this would make an excellent introduction to Korean cinema because it was MY introduction to korean cinema and I didn't find it inaccessible in any way.

It was not as gruesome or hard to stomach as I was expecting, nor was it really as dark as mentioned above. If you could sit through Fargo, you could certainly sit through and really enjoy this film.

To say it does not have many jokes misses the point, because some of the situations that characters find themselves are quite hilarious--especially the chase scenes. The acting and directing are excellent. If you get a chance to catch "Barking Dogs Never Bite" don't miss it.


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