Korean DVD widescreen, DTS- ES, 5.1
In 1986 a woman is found raped and murdered lying
in a culvert in a field just outside of a country town, one in a series of
murders. The cops are bumbling and the CSI is ruined and a retarded young man becomes the first main suspect.
Detective Park Doo Man is totally incompetent and also proned to violence, a country cop, and he's brilliantly played by
the great and legendary Song Kang-ho. A "real" detective from Seoul arrives, Suh Tae-yeon (Kim Sang Kyung) arrives
to help with the investigation. All murders are committed during rainy nights and with the victims dressed in red.
When i'm updating my South Korean Film page (in 2015 november) i can see that Bong Joon-ho (born in 1969)
really is a GREAT director and only has created popular Hits and films liked by cineaste audiences alike. That's rare.
He takes his time in doing this with about 3 years between each of his films.
His debut feature Barking Dogs Never
Bite was a film everyone liked in 2000 and his follow up Memories
of Murder in
2003 was also a Hit everywhere and one of the best korean crime-dramas ever. Most koreans knew about the murders
and wanted to see the film, and i will never forget the film's ending with Song Kang-ho returning to the crime site and ....
No, no spoiler here because this ending was POWERFUL indeed.
His third film was made, yet again 3 years later,
in 2006 with the also international Super Hit The Host, i
it was shown here in Sweden on/at Cinema even, something very rare for a korean film in the Hollywoodified Sweden.
I Loved this wonderful creature horror then and i still do, it's a great film (and not just because my beloved Bae-Doo-na
is in it) with it's comedy, the strange octopus-like creature and the actors. The Korean Godzilla.
Then in 2009 another great film, the impressive
Mother. Wow! What a crime drama that was.
After that we had to wait 4 years for Great Bongs international debut with the 2013 sci-fi dystopy Snowpiercer, who for
sure were the best of the korean maestro directors international feature film debuts, as Kim Je-woon's "Tofu Western"
effort Stunk and Park Chan Wook's Stoker was pretty bad also (even though some like it).
So, next year it has been 3 years again and maybe Bong will give us another great film again. Bong Jooh-ho - Great man.
And .... he sure did, with the great "Okja" in 2017 and with the even greater and world wide hailed "Parasite" in 2019.