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In the Jungle

Korea, 2000 (MIFF 2000, Fiction)

Director: Yong Hwa Kim

Two brothers eke out a hand-to mouth existence gutting fish. Their mother is in hospital, dying from an incurable disease. In the Jungle is a confronting look at contemporary Korean life. It is a challenging film—dark and gritty, at times reminiscent of Ken Loach's sombre 'social realism'. An honest glimpse of familial resilience that lingers well after the fade to black.

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