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Films From South Korea

UNKNOWN PLEASURES (Zhang Ke Jia, 2002)
Jia Zhang-ke's Unknown Pleasures depicts a trough of aimlessness. This third feature by Jia - in Official Competition at Cannes 2002 - again proves his ability to hold a light to China's alienated ru… Read more

VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS (Hong Sang-soo, 2000)
The multi-award winning The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well and its follow-up The Power of Kangwon Province, have established Hang San-Soo as the reigning Korean poet laureate of the ins, outs and self-… Read more

VOLCANO HIGH (Kim Tae-kyun, 2002)
In an indefinite time, alienated from past, future and present, a veiled school exists - training students in a combination of martial arts and supernatural expertise. After being expelled from eight… Read more

WAIKIKI BROTHERS (Im Soonrye, 2001)
Satin shirts and smooth cheeks - Waikiki Brothers is a band going nowhere. After another depressing gig, the three members end up at lead singer Sungwoo's home town, Suanbo. Once a popular hot spring… Read more

WEDDING DAY (Lee Il, 1957)
This delightful Korean film is an almost fairytale comedy of how a slave girl becomes the bride of a rich young man. The story would be charming in any setting, but in this Eastern background, the de… Read more

WEREWOLF BOY, A (Jo Sung-hee, 2012)
"Writer-director Jo Sung-hee has crafted a highly watchable and affecting, genre-crossing work that emphasizes human emotion and interaction over horror." – Film Journal International ... … Read more

WEST 32ND (Michael Kang, 2007)
A gangland thriller set against the violence and corruption of New York's Korea Town.John is a young American-born Korean attorney fresh from college and trying to prove himself. Taking on a pro bono… Read more

WILD ANIMALS (Kim Ki-Duk, 1999)
Set in the back alleys of Paris, Wild Animals sketches the unique friendship between two Koreans living abroad. South Korean Chung-hae goes to Paris to study art but, lacking scruples, he soon winds … Read more

WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (Hong Sang-soo, 2004)
Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun Namjaeui Miraeda) South KoreaHong Sang-soo's (Turning Gate, MIFF 2003) latest film arrives direct from its slot in Official Competition at Cannes. Taking its tit… Read more

YESTERDAY (Jeong Yun-su, 2002)
A mega-budget Korean, sci-fi thrill-ride, Yesterday takes its influences from Blade Runner and The Matrix via James Cameron's Dark Angel TV series and Silence of the Lambs. A malevolent, super-intell… Read more

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