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#Oldboy Oldeuboi {2003} by Chan-wook Park

This film was pretty amazing.  These film goes where most people wouldn’t dare. But then you understand why later on. Watch this move alone if you are brave. 73 more words


I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Review

AKA: Ssaibogeujiman Gwaenchanha

Genre: Dark Comedy/Romance/Psychological Drama
Year Released: 2006
Distributor: Pathfinder Home Entertainment
Origin: South Korea

Running Time: 107 minutes

Rating/Recommended Audience: 17+
Related Films/Series: 1,406 more words

World Cinema

J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)

If you’ve never seen the 2000 South Korean film “Joint Security Area,” from “Oldboy” director Chan-Wook Park, you certainly owe it to yourself to seek it out.   342 more words

Film Locations

Korean movie - HANDMAIDEN - issued on dvd

Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’ and set in 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee is hired by a con artist posing as Japanese Count Fujiwara to act as the handmaiden of heiress Lady Hideko in a ploy to rob her of her wealth. 37 more words

Korean Cinema

Lesbianism? The Handmaiden (2016)


Don’t confuse this with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (film and TV movie) even though it might sound similar. This is from the acclaimed South Korea’s director Park Chan-wook, whose best known film Old Boy (2003) is now a Hollywood’s remake that retains most of his trademark violence and gore. 242 more words


Ah-ga-ssi - The Handmaiden

I wasn’t expecting to laugh as much as I did in this tale of grifters, oppression and eroticism.

Director Chan-wook Park has reframed this story from Victorian England to 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, and it looks gorgeous. 162 more words