Here are some reviews of South and North Korean films.

Korean Movies

The Net

The Net

in Korean Movies

For his latest feature, prolific Korean writer/director Kim Ki-duk uses a familiar premise – the border between South and North Korea as seen in his 2002 film The Coast Guard  – to underline the absurdity of a country divided in two antagonized but so similar halves. The Net follows a North Korean fisherman’s harrowing journey as he struggles to survive and […]

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Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

in Korean Movies

After leaving a distinctive mark on the festival circuit with The Host, Memories of Murder and a contribution to Tokyo!, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho takes on the world with his first English-language international production featuring A-listers such as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Only Lovers Left Alive), John Hurt (1984, Elephant Man) […]

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In Another Country

In Another Country

in Korean Movies

With a Rhomer-like freshness, South Korean director Hong Sangsoo delivers a series of irresistible and charming skits about the adventures of a French woman and a Korean lifeguard. These romantic variations come from the imagination of a young writer whose family is ruined and struggling. She finds refuge in her writing and her characters come to life in this tasty comedy. In […]

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