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Young Asian Cinema

A rollicking Celtic music soundtrack sets the mood for this zany comedy about a young woman's obsession with money. Since child­hood the only thing that has interested apathetic Sakiko is counting money, so the job she takes as a bank teller after graduating from high school initially seems ... Read more
Song Sang-Soo's Korean comedy centres around a tangled love quartet comprised of a failed novelist, a water-filter salesman, his wife and a cinema ticket-seller. Eye level direction imparts an unsettling edge to familiar urban details, thus enabling the audience to place them­selves within the ... Read more
Yim's debut is a daring mix of lighthearted comedy and drama portraying Korea's Gen­eration X. Independent, Fatso and Petal are three friends who have failed their college entrance examination. Panicked by being called up for military service, Independent attempts sui­cide, Fatso ... Read more
Three strangers to Tokyo try to make sense of life, and maybe even love, in the city in this slick but substantial film set in and around back alleys, trains stations and jazzy nightclubs. ... Zhou (Xiu Jian) is Chinese and has been in Tokyo for five years, but is still no closer to understanding ... Read more
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