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Pistol

Korea, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Experimental)

Director: Sun Hwan-young, Won Jong-du

A portal into the oppressive and grimy underbelly of contemporary urban existence, Pistol is an apocalyptic study of frustration and release. Combining a lush, high-contrast aesthetic and Godard-influenced camera work with a raw drum-and-bass soundtrack, the film pulsates with urgency and a perpetual sense of threat.

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