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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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Kamilla
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Eli
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Keith
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Daniel
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Kirlew 'bliss' Vilbon ...
Bliss
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Ray
Domenique Batiste ...
Customer
Ignacio Bautista ...
Vato 2
Teaira T. Bryant ...
Shoe Store Customer
Sang Chon ...
Mr. Kim
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Doctor
Terence Dickson ...
Rioter 2
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Cesar
Xzavier Gray ...
Tagger 2
Sharyn Grose ...
Kamilla's Mom
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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 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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19 January 2018 (Sweden)  »

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Гук  »

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$27,044, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

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$250,130, 12 October 2017
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The character of Daniel was written specifically for David So in order to cater to his talents as an actor, comedian, and singer. See more »

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

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References Three Colors: Red (1994) See more »

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Didn't quite do it for me
18 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Watched this movie on a plane. Was intrigued since I am Asian and grew up during the L.A. riots. This movie didn't quite do it for me. The pace was too slow. Dialogue was a lot of frustrated yelling and awkward silence. If the director's intent was to make you feel character's pain and struggles, I will give him that. Plot was predictable, and although the characters did a good job displaying their full emotions on screen, it was difficult to get attached to any of them. I wasn't a fan of the black and white either, which added to my impatience in wanting the movie to end.


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