Enjoyable feel good comedy for laid-back laughs and
that surely will be made in a Hollywood version .... and in a Bollywood
one .... and in a ....
South Korean humour seems to be quite universal and this film would
work well anywhere in the world.
Kang Tae-soo (Ahn Jae-hong) is working as a newbie attorney
at the top JH Law firm and he has to bow his head a lot being lowest
One day the boss wants to talk to him, the firm has got a new client,
a British Equity Group that has bought a south korean property at a
price - The Dongsan Park, a Zoo, and JH Law Firm will be managing the
Park until it can be sold with profit to some real estate company.
And now Tae-soo gets the chance of his life, his boss wants him to be
a Zoo director and manage the Zoo for 3 months, making it work.
The once in a lifetime chance, being a director of a Zoo, and then maybe
promoted to a higher ranked lawyer at the firm.
Kang Tae-soo is overjoyed and happily takes his new car and rushes to
the respected Dongsan Park.
A Zoo director, what about that ?
Tae-soo quickly finds out however that there are NO
visitors at the park, and No wild animals either. Heavy in debt the
old Zoo director
Seo (Park Young-gyu) has sold off the animals and only 4 of the staff
remains there working without pay.
The new director Tae-soo is determined to save the Zoo (and his future
promotion within the law firm) and at first wants to buy new
animals but regulations about endangered species and such makes this
impossible, and he only has 3 months to make the Zoo work.
His boss at JH Law jokingly comments to his secretary - "Maybe
he can steal animals from other Zoo's".
But, as this is a feel good comedy, he gets a brilliant
idea. Fake Animals !
With his staff of 4 dressed in newly made animal costumes
and keeping away at a long distance from visitors, and without moving
could work. So, with a Giant Sloth, a Lion, a Polar Bear and a Gorilla
and some promotion the park can re-open for visitors.
Ha, ha, ha, funny, and at some distance the "animals" actually
looks almost believable, especially the giant sloth as she (Jeon Yeo-been,
a zookeeper) only has to keep still hanging from a tree branch during
The staffs reaction to Tae-soo's plan - "Are you
insane, wear animal suits ... you call this a viable plan?"
Tae-soo: "No one in this world ever thinks that there are fake
animals in Zoo's".
Note: The DVD 9 edition didn't play in my regular
player but worked in my computer. DVD 9 ? I'm not sure what
format that is.
DVD in widescreen 2.38:1 and with korean audio DD 5.1
with english subtitles, no extras