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Paradise Villa (2001)

The comings and goings of an eccentric and often pitiable group staying at the Paradise Villa.


Jong-won Park




Credited cast:
Han-jun Jo Han-jun Jo ... Twenty-years-old
You-Mi Ha You-Mi Ha ... Piano Teacher
Hak-Cheol Kim Hak-Cheol Kim ... Host
Dong-hun Shin Dong-hun Shin ... Longlegs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Croot Jason Croot ... Sun
Min-a Jang Min-a Jang
Seung-chae Lee Seung-chae Lee ... (as Ji-seon Lee)
Si-eun Park Si-eun Park


The story opens with a young man playing internet games. Suddenly his face darkens and he begins to pound the keys nervously. His face changes to despair as he reads a message from another user. "Mr. 20-years old, do you have all the items?" The reply is: "I need one more." We next enter the lives of the residents of the Paradise Villa as a mystery unfolds. Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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Paradise Villa is being re-released on November 17th, 2001 with a running time of 95 minutes. See more »

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a suburban gorefest thats too realistic to be gorish
22 July 2002 | by frereloupe9See all my reviews

I remember when i was still an innocent little guy, that would be my pre-teen ages, at that time i was already watching 'Psycho', the murder scene especially makes me feel uncomfortable, i still got it from time to time whenever a film have an excessive epitaphs of violence towards female..i guess because in the eyes of male this is more sexually psychological , i.e. the recent "Koroshiya Ichi".. ok the same uncomfortable feeling comes back to me when i watch this piece, like a sledge hammer thumping my forehead, this film isn't about anything except a directionles mayhem that occured within an apartement building. and yeah , lots of women get killed in this one, the word 'nihilism' is all over the place.

the story starts with a computer geek whilst playing in an online gaming centre , finds out that his online character weapons has been stolen and sold (people who spend 24/7 on RPG character developing games such as Diablo, Baldurs gate, will be familiar with this scenario) well from here on, this guy is hellbent on tracking the theft who goes by the initial Viagra, who happens to live on "Paradise Villa" after the first murder, with some side plotting of an accidental murder, people can guess where this film is going, that is given the fact that this geek's psychology doesnt really make any sense except being the necrophiliac knife wielding he is,why would he kill at the first place ? if his goal is to retrieve his game items or vengeance why the hell does he do other irrelevant twisted stuff like going about to rape a dead body who doesnt have any connection with the viagra character? heck i felt like im watching Friday the 13th all over again...cheese hole plot slasher.

The strength of this film lies within the wacky residents,with the story takes place in the midst of world cup eve (2002?)a water purifier sales woman who tries majorly hard to sell her products,a cheating landlord, a titanium alloy mouthed aspiring pornstar and heaps more.. although often im wondering why they exist at the first place except to be dispatched later on.

The violence potrayed in this film is rather crude and too realistic often i think about neighbourhood violence that often happens in city development areas, some sexual scenes also exists so there you go with the warning.

Watch it if you like black comedies at its blackest (this ones barely a comedy) for those who dwells in Asian cinema , if u like Koroshiya Ichi type of shotgun vehicle go see this, otherwise stay away and see Palwol Il christmas instead.

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30 November 2001 (South Korea) See more »

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