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Gook (2017)

Unrated | | Drama | 19 January 2018 (Sweden)
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Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches ... See full summary »

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Justin Chon

Writer:

Justin Chon
6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Simone Baker ... Kamilla
Justin Chon ... Eli
Curtiss Cook Jr. ... Keith
David So ... Daniel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirlew 'bliss' Vilbon Kirlew 'bliss' Vilbon ... Bliss
Chris Jai Alex ... Ray
Domenique Batiste Domenique Batiste ... Customer
Ignacio Bautista Ignacio Bautista ... Vato 2
Teaira T. Bryant Teaira T. Bryant ... Shoe Store Customer
Sang Chon Sang Chon ... Mr. Kim
Jeff Corbett ... Doctor
Terence Dickson Terence Dickson ... Rioter 2
Cesar Garcia ... Cesar
Xzavier Gray Xzavier Gray ... Tagger 2
Sharyn Grose Sharyn Grose ... Kamilla's Mom
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Storyline

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family. Written by Anonymous

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A heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Гук See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,044, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$250,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$251,541
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director, writer, and lead actor Justin Chon wrote the role of Mr. Kim specifically for his father Sang Chon, but it took 3 months to convince his father to accept the role because of the nature of the film and the similarities to their own family history. See more »

Goofs

In multiple scenes throughout the film, you can see a mic taped under the shirts of various actors. See more »

Connections

References La Haine (1995) See more »

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A Collage of Characters And Events
24 February 2018 | by nocturneescapeSee all my reviews

This movie Gook felt like some parts of it were unfinished. Being a huge fan of David So, I've followed this project since the beginning. The characters were all pretty solid. All of the actors in the movie felt like the roles were created just for them (In some cases like David So's they actually were!) Despite feeling like they took far too long to get to some points, the unexpected ending made up for it. I left the movie feeing like someone had kicked me in the heart.


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