Oldboy is not for the faint of heart, but for everybody else it is one hell of a ride. The South Korean film makes Se7en… 812 more words
Tags » Yu Ji-tae
Language: Korean; Director: Park Chan-wook & Cast: Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong, and Yun Jin-seo; Runtime: 120 min & Release date: November 2003
Watching this sucker-puncher of a movie in the home theatre, I felt like an old safari hand gazing in a mixture of ecstasy and awe at a Manchurian tiger sauntering out of a bamboo grove and locking its yellow-green eyes on mine. 808 more words
If this is not one of the best movies you have ever seen, then you haven’t seen it.
By far my favorite Korean movie, not only because the plot is intriguing and unsettling and riveting; and the camera placement and movement is innovative; and the script is flawless from the first scene till the credits; but because Yu Ji-tae’s character could be placed beside villains played by Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Kevin Spacey (Se7en), Jack Nicholson (Batman), Heath Ledger (The Dark Night), as one of the most disturbed, neurotic, full of revenge, yet somehow charming bad guy, up to now. 88 more words