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Films By Im Sang-soo

A Good Lawyer's Wife (Baramnan Gajok) South KoreaAfter shocking MIFF audiences in 2001 with his forthright look at teen life in Tears, acclaimed director Im Sang-soo returns with A Good Lawyer's Wife. Peering inside the dynamics of a family in which almost everyone is having an illicit affair, in ... Read more
On 26 October 1979, the president of South Korea was assassinated. The man behind the barrel was the president's own chief of the secret service, KCIA boss Kim. In this rambunctious and burlesque film, Im Sang-soo portrays the last day of the president's 18-year reign, focusing on the president's ... Read more
Tears is a sad, funny and sexually forthright look at a group of lour underage teens in Seoul's underbelly. This second feature by Sang Soo Im doesn't fall prey to the excesses of the subject matter, constructing a small gallery of involving characters, terrifically played by first-timers. The ... Read more
“An operatic, sensuous social satire that dares to be different from the original classic.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Controversial Korean director Im Sang-soo (A Good Lawyer's Wife, MIFF 04; The President's Last Bang, MIFF 05) reconfigures and modernises a classic of Korean cinema into a ... Read more
“Im Sang-soo's latest portrait of lust and corruption, power plays and violence at the highest echelons of Korea's society has all the style and luster of his previous works.” - Screen Daily ... Im Sang-soo's The Housemaid, which screened at MIFF 10, forms the backstory to this tale of sex and ... Read more
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