South Korean Film - a great and exciting film industry Back to Startpage


In the second half of the 1990's The South Korean film industry suddenly burst on the international scene, filled with new talent
and creativity and the conquest of neighbouring countries and south-east asia started. While this ocurred only a few in the west
had a clue yet, but this was soon to change. In 2001 i started to import and sell korean DVD's here in Sweden during a time when
the Korean film wave swept the world. There were comedies as My Sassy Girl, jo pok as My Wife is a Gangster and actresses as
Jeon Ji-hyun and Bae Doo-na became popular stars everywhere. There were brilliant directors as Lee Chang-dong, Kim Ki-duk,
Park Chan-wook and Kim Je-woon, and also the re-animation of the crime-drama-thriller genres with films as A Bittersweet Life,
Old Boy and The Chaser. As in Japan there has been a dip in filmmaking quality for some years now since the heyday golden
years era (appr. 2000-2005) when wild, new and daring filmmaking was welcomed and supported by the film industry.
Not so any more as the Mainstream Doom rules nowadays, but South Korea still know how to make a comedy work and how to
make slick and enjoyable crime films. Korean DVD are well made and look great and the limited editions can be really heavy stuff


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Acting at its finest - Jeon Do-yeon and Song Kang-ho

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Ulf Lönn, tidigare Portland Street, bidrar här på sidan bl a med porträtt av några av den sydkoreanska filmens äldre mästare

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Most short reviews below are written in swedish

 

A Great psychological horror-thriller probably
unknown for westerners being made long before
the South Korean film explosion. A 19 year old
housemaid turns the life of a married couple into
smithereens ... and that creepy doll was nasty

Suddenly in the Dark

Direction: Go Yeong-nam, production: 1981

Cast: Kim Young-ae, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Ki-seon
Blu-ray in korean with english subtitles, region ALL
US Mondo Macabro 2017 blu-ray edition

 

Great mix of crime drama and media satire comedy
when a down on his luck TV station reporter makes
a big scoop getting info about a notorious serial
killer .... but, the info is fake though.
Roh Deok and Shin Su-won, some of South Korea's
very interesting female directors

The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's Tattoo

Direction and script: Roh Deok, production: 2015

Cast: Jo Jeong-seok, Lee mi-sook, Bae Seong-woo

Streaming video Netflix

 

After The Chaser and The Yellow Sea Na has
another audience HIT movie with this Black Magic
horror. In a small countryside city strange deaths
occur and incompetent cop Jong-gu worries about
his little daughter. What about that japanese man?

The Wailing (Goksung)

Direction and script: Na Hong-jin, production: 2016

Cast: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Jun Kunimura
Blu-ray in korean with english subtitles, region A and B
US Well Go USA Entertainment 2016 blu-ray edition

 

Dark drama thriller about the Hospital of Evil and
the ways of the rich. Moon has just started her new
job in a hospital VIP ward where a comatose pregnant
woman is about to be murdered for a heart transplant
to a rich paralyzed old man. Shin's follow up to Pluto

Madonna + Circle Line (short film)

Direction and script: Shin Su-won, production: 2015

Cast: Seo Young-hee, Kwon So-hyun, Kim Young-min
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean EOS Entertainment 2016 edition

 

Great Fun! Bizarre comedy and tragic drama about
an unlucky married woman helplessly watching her
life whirling out of control. Looking for Cult status
and in the same unusual vein as A Bloody Aria.
Lee Jung-hyun is great as the poor Soo-nam

Alice in Earnestland

Direction and script: Ahn Gook-jin, production: 2015

Cast: Lee Jung-hyun, Seo Young-hwa, Lee Hae-young
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean Art Service 2016 edition

 

Hard-boiled indie crime drama, blacker than coal,
violent and bloody about street children being
exploited by a female crime boss, a loan shark and
an organ trafficker. Winner of a lot of film prizes
and with an interesting and intense pulse to it

Coin Locker Girl (Chinatown)

Direction: Han Jun-hee, production: 2015

Cast: Kim Go-eun, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Soo-kyung
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean Art Service 2016 edition

 

Girlschool drama turns horror-thriller. Beautifully
shot with a lot of atmosphere, but ... still trashy.
Quite enjoyable though. Epitaph meets Cracks,
minus a script. Something strange is going on at
the Gyeongseong Girlschool in 1938

The Silenced (Gyeongseong School: disappeared girls)

Direction and script: Lee Hae-young, production: 2014

Cast: Park Bo-young, Uhm Ji-won, Park So-dam
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean Lotte Entertainment 2016 edition



Impressive artmovie crime-drama and Neo-Noir about
a murder hunt and feelings between an undercover
cop and the perps girlfriend, an aging bar hostess.
The Hypnotic Yeon Do-yeon is Mindblowing and
gripping as the life-weary Kim Hye-kyung. Wow!

The Shameless (Moorwehan)

Direction and script: Oh Seung-uk, production: 2015

Cast: Yeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-gil, Park Sung-woong
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean Art Service 2016 edition

 

Psychological crime thriller turned slasher about a
killer on the loose in an office building. Former child
actor prodigy Ko Ah-sung is phenomenal as the
harassed and unhappy intern in the Office from Hell.
This young actress certainly grew up well

Office

Direction and co-script: Hong Won-chan, production: 2015

Cast: Ko Ah-sung, Park Sung-woong, Ryo Hyun-kyung
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Korean KTH 2016 edition

 

There's a fire in the Tower Sky Twin Towers ....
Towering inferno and 9/11 in a surprisingly good
korean disaster movie with nice pace and good
acting, and lots and lots of CGI naturally. Normally
disaster movies bores me, but this one did not

The Tower (Tawo)

Direction and co-script: Kim Ji-hoon, production: 2012

Cast: Son ye-jin, Kim Sang-kyung, Sol Kyung-gu
DVD in korean with english subtitles, region 3
Hong Kong Edko Films edition

 

Suspenseful crime-thriller with an intricate story
and with an ending twist. A police crime inspector
on his way to a glorious chief post promotion is
suddenly drawn into a killing and tries to hide the
evidence. South Korea, the masters of crime movies

The Chronicles of Evil

Direction and script: Baek Woon Hak, production: 2015

Cast:Son Hyun-joo, Don Lee, Daniel Choi
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment edition

 

A Very entertaining action comedy with a constant
chase and pace and K-Pop queen BoA in a
main role. MMA fighter Iko has to chase his
kidnapped brother and follow the rules of the Game
Popcorn Fun and everyone is having a good time

Big Match (Big Maechi)

Direction and co-script: Choi Ho, production: 2014

Cast: Lee Jeong-jae, Shin Ha-kyun, BoA
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean BK Pictures edition with cards

 

Gripping drama about the teenage school girl
Han Gong-ju doing a midterm change from
her school in Seoul to Incheon. Somehing bad
has happened to her and will she be able to
make a new start? Dark social commentary

Han Gong-Ju

Direction and script: Lee Su-jin, production: 2013

Cast: Chun Woo-hee, Jung In-sun, Kim So-young
Blu-ray in korean with english subs, region B
UK Third Window Films blu-ray edition



A talented and unusual indie high school thriller from
one of the future hopes of korean cinema, Shin Su-won.
An inhuman school system leads to nihilism and even
murder in a university prep school. Not the usual
high school horror and one of the most promising
korean films i've seen in many years

Pluto (Myungwangsung)

Direction and script: Shin Su-won, production: 2013

Cast: Lee Da-wit/David, Sung Jun, Kim Kkobbi
Blu-ray in korean with english subs, region B
UK Third Window Films blu-ray edition



Nice North vs. South spy action-thriller where K-Pop
singer T.O.P.
is impressive in the role of a young
northern spy camouflaged as a refugee.
Fights between north agents due to a power struggle
after the death of Kim Jung-il in december 2011

Commitment (Alumnis)

Direction: Park Hong-soo, production: 2013

Cast: Choi Seung-hyun TOP, Han ye-ri, Cho Sung-ha

Streaming video

 

Stuntwoman Jo Joo-hyeon is great as detective Ha.
She's tough, sexy and grumpy in a quite cool and
enjoyably B-ish crime action. An obscure but still
Fun film and please, please, i want to see her again.
OK, i admit it, i'm in love with Jo Joo-hyeon

Lady Furious / The Beating Woman (Pae-neun Yeo-ja)

Direction: Kim Choon-sik, production: 2010-2012

Cast: Jo Joo-hyeon, Jeon Se-hong, Park Tae-seong
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean EOS Entertainment edition

 

Absolutely OK crime-action with a somewhat
unusual plot in the world of the board-game Go.
Some small time grifters/hoodlums are planning
a Heist against a big time gangster syndicate

The Divine Move

Direction: Jo Bum-gu, production: 2014

Cast: Jung Woo-sung, Lee Bum-soo, Ahn Sung-ki
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media edition

 

Very original romantic comedy where a harassed
advertising agency woman seeks the help from a
mysterious self-help video manual in her quest
for a boyfriend and a dream job
South Korean comedy rules

How To Use Guys With Secret Tips

Direction: Lee Won-suk, production: 2013

Cast: Lee Si-young, Oh Jung-se
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean D & C Entertainment edition

 

Song Kang-ho is great as the lawyer who
stood up against the military Junta in South
Korea during the 1980's. A lawyer and a tax
expert mostly interested in making money
becomes a fighter for democratic rights

The Attorney (Byeonhoin)

Direction: Yang Woo-seok, production: 2013

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Young-ae, Oh Dai-su
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Edko Films edition

 

Wow! This was great and even better than the
Hong Kong original. A gorgeous looking crime-
thriller where a crime police surveillance unit
hunts the evil mastermind behind a series of
brutal robberies. High Tech action with pace

Cold Eyes

Direction: Jo Eui-suk, production: 2013

Cast: Han Hyo-joo, Seol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong CN Entertainment edition

 

Bong Joon-ho's much talked about dystopian
Sci-Fi action about a future ice age where the
humanity or what's left of it has gathered on
an eternally moving train. Some love it and some
don't. At least it was interesting

Snowpiercer (Sulguk Yeolcha)

Direction: Bong Joon-ho, production: Park Chan-wook 2013

Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Tilda Swinton
Blu-ray in english with some korean and swedish subs, region B
Svensk Noble Entertainment blu-ray edition

 

Lee Sung-gang (Lee Seong-kang) born 1962

The Animation master of South Korea who made 3 amazing feature films

 

Enigmatic, pensive and beautiful artmovie drama.
Also a philosophical thriller ghost story with sex,
phantoms and sorrow. A Highly impressive and
deeply original "real" film debut feature from the
Korean master of animation. Gets into your head

Texture of Skin (Sal gyeol)

Direction: Lee Sung-gang, production: 2006

Cast: Kim Yoon-tae, Choi Bo-young
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Taewon Entertainment edition

 

GORGEOUS animation about the mythical folk tale
fox Kumiho from animation master Lee Sung Gang.
The film "straggles" with too many side stories and
may have borrowed some from Miyazaki, and it's
uneven for sure but still, I LOVE THIS FILM

Yobi the Five Tailed Fox (animation - Yeu woo bi)

Direction: Lee Sung-gang, produktion: 2006

Cast: Animation
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3 PAL
Thai J-Bics edition

 


Wonderful and prize winning animated feature
film, the directors first, about the magical summer
of two boys in a fishing village at the sea.
Uniquely own style compared with japanese anime

My Beutiful Girl, Mari (animation - Mari iyagi)

Direction: Lee Sung-gang, production: 2002

Cast: Animation (voices: i.a. Ahn Sung-ki )
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Mega Star edition

 

Animator Genius Lee mostly makes short films,
and some early are collected on this DVD, before
doing 3 feature films. All 3 near masterpieces but
underrated and sadly obscure, especially his 3rd
Texture of Skin. A Great filmmaker is silent ...

Lee Sung Gang Animation Collection

Direction: Lee Sung-gang, production: 1995-1998

Cast: Animation
DVD in korean WITHOUT english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media edition


 

 

The Return of Jang Joon-hwan, the maker of the
modern korean film masterpiece Save the Green
Planet, after 10 years silence.
But, this slick crime-action-drama about a boy
growing up among murderers is NO masterpiece

Hwayi - A Monster Boy

Direction: Jang Joon-hwan, production: 2013

Cast: Yeo Jin-goo, Kim Yun-seok, Im Ji-eun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 

Great spy action-thriller and a huge blockbuster
Hit about a North-korean spy in Berlin.
Slick looking, violent and with lots of pace this
was great entertainment with popcorn potential

The Berlin File

Direction and script: Ryoo Seung-wan, production: 2013

Cast: Ha Jung-woo, Ryoo Seung-bum, Lee Geong-yeong
DVD in koren and english with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Edko Films edition

 

A finely tuned and hailed by critics romantic drama.
Memories of a bitter love affair from the youth
resurfaces when an architect gets a surprise
project to work with. Just beautiful and great

Architecture 101

Direction: Lee Yong-soo, production: 2012

Cast: Uhm Tae-woong, Han Ga-in
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong IVL edition

 

This hypnotically fascinating drama-thriller is not
just good, it's completely Mental. It's beyond good,
it's Interplanetary good, As Good as it Gets and a
Modern Korean Masterpiece. One of the wildest
and most inspired films this century

Save the Green Planet ! (Jigureul jikyeora!) - Masterpiece

Direction and script: Jang Jun-hwan, produktion: 2003

Cast: Shin Ha-kyun, Baik Yun-shik, Hwang Jung-min
DVDin korean with english subs, region 1
US Koch Lorber Films edition

 

3 stories and short films on a Sci Fi apocalyptic
theme. About a meat virus that turns people
into zombies, about a robot asking questions
about existance and being human, and the lovely
Bae Doo-na and a billiard ball shaped meteor

Doomsday Book

Direction: Kim Je-woon & Yim Pil-sung, production: 2012

Cast: Ryo Seung-bum, Ko Joon-he, Bae Doo-na
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Candle Media edition

 

Intense psychological thriller about a woman who
disappears shortly before her wedding. Gripping
and strong Feel Bad stuff. One of the better
films i've seen from Korea the latter years

Helpless

Direction: Byun Young-joo, production: 2012

Cast: Kim Min-hee, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Sung-ha
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Filament Pictures edition

 

Enjoyable blockbuster crime-thriller about
serial killings and a loose Murder Wolf
terrorizes the inhabitants of Seoul
Fun suspense for a popcorn evening

Howling

Direction and script: Yoo Ha, production: 2012

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Na-young, Shin Jeong-kun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment edition

 

The Charm of Ko Hyun-jung carries this
somewhat entertaining crime-comedy
where a woman with a lot of phobias is
mistaken for the Gangster Ms. Go 2

Miss Conspirator (Miss Go/Miss Go Project)

Direction: Park Chul-kwan, production: 2012

Cast: Ko Hyun-jung, Yoo hae-jin, Sung Dong-il
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai STG Multimedia edition PAL

 

A Slow crime-drama where Song Kang-ho
impresses as usual and this time as a
enjoyer of life gangster who become friend
with young women Shin

Hindsight

Direction and script: Lee Hyun-seung, production: 2011

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Shin Se-kyung, Kim Min-jun
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai STG Multimedia edition PAL

 

A strange but fascinating experiment filmed
on a couple of iPhones. Unforgettable short
film that haunts you for a long time after.
Brilliant and arty who won the Golden Bear in
Berlin. What? What did i just see?

Night Fishing (Paramanjang) - Forget Stoker and see this instead

Direction, script, production: Park Chan-wook/Park Chan-kyung 2011

Cast: Oh Kwang-rok, Lee Yung-jun
Youtube, in korean with english subs

 


Well made crime-drama where a celebrity lawyer
gets her daughter kidnapped, and she has to get
a man on death row freed and aquitted, otherwise
her daughter dies. Re-made in 2010 as No Mercy

Seven Days

Direction: Won Shin-yeon, production: 2007

Cast: Kim Yoon-jin, Kim Mi-sook, Park Hee-soon
DVD in korean with english subs, regionfri
US Virgil Films 2010 unrated edition

 


Pretty good crime-thriller where a blind ex-cop
are threatened by a serial killer.
Dolly the Dog shines in her canine part

Blind (Beulraindeu)

Direction: Ahn Sang-hoon, production: 2011

Cast: Kim Ha-neul, Yoo Seung-ho, Dolly - The Hero Dog
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai STG Multimedia edition PAL

 


An intense and hailed crime-drama but very,
very un-comfortable and feel bad about
violence and rape against children in a school
for the mute. Braille writing on the sleeve

Silenced (Dokani/The Crucible)

Direction: Hwang Dong-hyuk, production. 2011

Cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai STG Multimedia edition PAL

 

Strong stuff this. Talented drama turns horror
about two young women, one from Seoul and
one from an isolated island harassed by the
islanders unhuman evil. Nasty and dark.

Bedevilled

Direction: Jang Chul-soo, production: 2010

Cast: Seo Young-hee, Ji Seong-won, Baek Su-ryeon
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Korean DSMedia edition with postcards in a plastic slip

 


Enjoyable romantic lightweight comedy based
on Edmond Rostands Cyrano de Bergerac från
1897. A Dating business are very serious in their
work getting their clients happy with the love life

Cyrano Agency (Sirano yeonae-jojakdan)

Direction: Kim Hyun-seok, production: 2010

Cast: Uhm Tae-wong, Rhe Min-jung, Daniel Choi, Park Chul-min
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai STG Multimedia edition PAL

 

Na's follow up to his impressive The Chaser is a
somewhat enjoyable but pretty disappointing mix
of crime-drama, chase-thriller, slaughterhouse
violence and comedy. A mess really, but fun

The Yellow Sea

Direction and script: Na Hong-jin, production: 2010

Cast: Ha jung-woo, Kim Yoon-seok
DVD in korean with english subs, region 2
Warner Brothers edition PAL

 

Slow burning BRILLIANT crime-drama with a
fantastic Kim Hye-ja as an over-protective mother
sleuthing for a murderer. Masterful and the best film
yet from the very fine Bong Joon-ho

Mother

Direction and script: Bong Joon-ho, production: 2009

Cast: Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin
DVD in korean with english subs, region 1
US Magnolia edition

 


A fun conspiracy thriller with great pace,
where an ex-cop (what else) is suspected for
murder and gets drawn into a political corruption
scandal. Hey, ho, let's go, popcorn ahead

Troubleshooter (Haegyeolsa/Trapped)

Direction. Kwon Hyeok-jae, production: 2010

Cast: Seol Kyung-gu, Lee jung-jin, Oh Dal-su
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Thai J-Bics edition


Portrait of a Woman with a brilliant Yun Jeong Hie
as 66 year old Yang and with lots and lots of
problems. But, No, sorry this time it didn't work
for me Master Lee. On the brink of falling into the
melodrama trap. Felt calculated and tearful.
Don't be angry. I loved his Secret Sunshine also
filled with misery and with whiffs from the grave

Poetry

Direction and script: Lee Chang-dong, production: 2010

Cast: Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit
DVD in korean with swedish subs, region 2
Swedish Folkets Bio PAL

 

Korean spaghetti western from the 1930's
Manchuria where robbers hunt for a hidden
treasure somewhere. Tarantinoesque fluff.
A desperately unfunny action-comedy mess
from the up to now great Kim Je-woon

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Direction and script: Kim Je-woon, production: 2009

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung
Blu-ray in korean with swedish subtitles, region B
Swedish Njuta Films blu-ray edition

 


Another HUGE disappointment even though
filmcritics from the west went bananas. A luke-
warm reception in South Korea and there's some
fine acting and slick photo but not much else

The Housemaid (Hanyeo) - Re-make of Kim Ki-young's classic

Direction: Im Sang-soo, produktion: 2011

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Yun Yeo-jong
DVD in korean with swedish subs, region 2
Swedish Atlantic Rental DVD -PAL

Born in 1919

Kim Ki-young

Ulf Lönn har sett en sydkoreansk mästare

 

Kim Ki-young, en tidig mästare i sydkoreansk film
och inspiratör till senare generationers filmare.
Ulf Lönn presenterar Kim

 

Läs Ulf Lönn's presentation av Kim Ki-young här - följ länken

 


Classic thriller with Lee Eun-shim i the role as
the ultimate korean Femme Fatale.
Ulf Lönn har sett denna mycket omtalade och
legendariska klassiker. Läs mycket mer på
bildlänken

The Housemaid (Hanyeo)

Direction: Kim Ki-young, production: 1960

Cast: Lee Eun-shim, Kim Jin-kyu, Joo Jeung-nyu, Ahn Sung-ki
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
KOFA, Korean Film Archive edition

 

Kim's melodrama classic has been released in a
prestigious edition by the South Korean Film
Archive.
Läs Ulf Lönns presentation av filmen på bildlänken

Yangsan Province (Yang-san-do/The Sunlit Path)

Direction: Kim Ki-young, production: 1955

Cast: Kim Sam-hwa, Cho Yong-soo, Park Am
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
KOFA, Korean Film Archive edition


 

 

Beautiful youth drama after a literary classic
who became something of a icon within the
South Korean popular culture.
Ulf Lönn har sett filmen. Läs mer på bildlänken

The Shower (Sonagi)

Directioni: Ko Young-nam, production: 1978

Cast: Lee Young-soo, Cho Yoon-sook, Kang Kye-sik
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
KOFA, Korean Film Archive edition

 


Ulf Lönn has seen the historical erotic drama
Eoudong with the beautiful Lee Bo-hee
Läs mer på bildlänken

Eoudong

Direction: Lee Jang-ho, production: 1985

Cast: Lee Bo-hee, Ahn Sung-ki, Park Won-suk, Kim Myung-kon
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Spectrum edition

 

In his 9th film Hong is joyosly filled with irony
over his own life. He tells us about a director of
artmovies visiting a film festival, and surprise ....
there's talking, drinking, eating and fucking.
But as always, his films has got some charm

Like You Know it All (Jal aljido mothamyeonseo)

Direction: Hong Sang-soo, production: 2009

Cast: Kim tae-woo, Uhm Ji-won, go Hyun-jung
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3 PAL
Thai J-Bics edition

 

Entertaining but a little trashy Wild Boar horror
action-thriller-catastrophe movie something
when a gigantic wildboar attacks a peaceful
mountain village. Finally, a south korean
Razorback movie

Chaw

Direction: Shin Jeong-won, production: 2009

Cast: Uhm Tae-woong, Jang Hang-sun, Yun Je-mun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Thai J-Bics edition

 

Dark, taut, brilliant crime thriller about a bum
and a pimp searching for one of his girls, who
has became a victim for a nasty serial killer.
Kim Yoon Suk is unforgettable as Jung-ho.
One of the best korean crime-thrillers EVER

The Chaser (Chugyeok-ja)

Direction: Na Hong-jin, production: 2008

Cast: Kim Yun-seok, Ha Jung-woo
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Premier Showbox 2 disc Limited Digipak edition

 

Kong is great as the very unpopular and eccentric
teacher Mi-sook in a likewise slightly eccentric
comedy produced by Park Chan-wook.
The debut feature for director Lee

Crush and Blush (Misseu Hongdangmoo)

Direction: Lee Kyung-mi, production: Park Chan-wook 2008

Cast: Kong Hyo-jin, Lee Jong-hyuk, Seo Woo
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Thai J-Bics edition

 

The Lovely and immensely talented actress
Jeon Do Yeon in a drama about a debt
Ulf Lönn har sett filmen, läs mer på bildlänken

My Dear Enemy (Meotjin haru)

Direction: Lee Yoon-ki, production: 2008

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Ha Jung-woo
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Premier Entertainment edition



Unusual fairytale horror and fantasy where a
man lost in the woods meets 3 cute kids living
on their own in a big house, and they really,
really wants a daddy. There's no way out of
the woods anyway, so .... better be a nice daddy

Hansel and Gretel

Direction: Yim Phil-sung, production: 2008

Cast: Chun Jeong-myong, Eun Won-jae, Shim Eun-kyung
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment-Bear 2 disc edition

 


Crime-comedy about 4 women chasing their
savings who has got stolen from them by the
grifter/criminal Sung or The Bitch. Paperthin
story but a funny female Buddy movie

Girl Scouts - Korea, masters of funny comedies about nothing

Direction: Kim Sang-man, production: 2008

Cast: Kim Sun-ah, Lee Kyung-sil, Ko Joon-hee, Na Moon-hee
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3 PAL
Thai Rose Media edition

 

Masterpiece! Gripping drama filled with sorrow and
performed by 2 fantastic actors, Song Kang-ho and
the sublimely talented Jeon Do-yeon.
The old maestro Lee is back with a Big Bang.
Stringent but still sensitive and not tearful

Secret Sunshine (Miryang)

Direction and co-script: Lee Chang-dong, production: 2007

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho, Seon Jeong-yeob
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Art Service 2 disc Limited edition

 

Lee Chang-dong, en sydkoreansk mästare. Ulf Lönn
från Portland Street skriver kort om El Maestro

 

Läs Ulf Lönn's presentation av Lee Chang-dong här - följ länken

 

Im Kwon-taek, ännu en sydkoreansk filmmästare.
Ulf Lönn
från Portland Street skriver om Der
Altmeister och hans många filmer

 

Im Kwon-taek, lite av en gigant i hemlandet om inte rentav Mr. Koreansk Film
Läs Ulf Lönn's fina presentation av Im Kwon-taek här - följ länken

(och läs om hans gangstertrilogi längst ner på denna sida)

 

Gory military horror where a massacre has
taken place at an isolated border guard post
in the de-militarized zone. A sequel to R-Point
from 2004. OK popcorn fun but not more

The Guard Post (GP 506)

Direction: Kong Su-chang, production: 2008

Cast: Choi Kyoo-hwang, Chun Ho-jin, Ko Byong-cheol
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 


Fun romantic comedy where some enjoyably
odd couple fall in love even though their
terrible parents do everything to sabotage
their marriage. Well, the title give us the spoiler

Unstoppable Marriage

Direction: Kim Seong-wook, production: 2007

Cast: Ha Seok-jin, Yoo Jin, Kim Soo-mi
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3 PAL
Thai J-Bics edition

 


Amazingly dreamlike and visually stunning
horror-drama about spirit manifestations at/in
a korean hospital during the japanese occu-
pation in 1942

Epitaph (Gidam)

Direction and script: The Jung Brothers, production: 2007

Cast: Jin Ku, Kim Tae-woo, Lee Dong-gyu
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean SM Pictures Limited 2 disc Digipak edition

 


Intense horror-thriller about an insurance
agent meeting the client from hell.
Based on a japanese novel

Black House (Geomeun Jip)

Direction: Shin Terra, production: 2007

Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Sun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Bear-CJ Entertainment edition

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Helt annorlunda och hypnotiskt fascinerande
thriller. Stora Jury priset Cannes 2004 till världens
kanske mest spännande regissör ... just då iaf.
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äs mer på bildlänken

Old Boy

Direction and script: Park Chan-wook, production: 2003

Cast: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Starmax 2 disc edition




Den internationella succéen, en sydkoreanskt
kul klurig mix på monsterfilm, drama och komedi.
Läs Ulf Lönn's recension av filmen
läs mer på bildlänken

The Host

Regi: Bong Joon-ho, produktion: 2006

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Bae Doo-na
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 1
US Magnolia edition




Spännande u
dda och visuellt läckert artmovie
drama om en kvinna som tror hon är en cyborg
Få som gillade den här dock, but i did
läs mer på bildlänken

I'm a Cyborg But That's OK (Ssaibogeu jiman goenchanha)

Direction and script: Park Chan-wook, production: 2006

Cast: Im Soo-jung, Jung Ji-hoon
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong CN Entertainment edition

 

A VERY offbeat sex-comedy musical-high
school satire with gorgeous colors and based
on a Comic. Visually sensational and inspired
lunacy from the director of Untold Scandal

Dasepo Naughty Girls

Direction and script: E J Yong/Lee Jae-yong, production: 2006

Cast: Kim Ok-bin, Park Jin-woo
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean HB Entertainment 2 disc edition

 

Hyfsat spännande kriminalthriller där polerad
åklagare och ruffig snut är i tvekamp med maffiaboss
Musik av Kenji Kawai
läs mer på bildlänken

Running Wild (Yasu)

Regi: Kim Sung-soo, produktion: 2006

Cast: Joo Yi-tae, Kwan Sang-soo, Son Byung-ho
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 

Trashigt kul highschool komedi där ny elev i
skolan tros vara den omtalade slagskämpen 7 Cutter.
Som See You After School. Tramskul
läs mer på bildlänken

The Legend of Seven Cutter

Regi: Kwon Nam-gi, produktion: 2006

Cast: Ahn Jae-mo, Yun Eun-hye
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
Hong Kong Sky Entertainment edition

 

Briljant, brutalt och överraskande festligt
bisarrt psycho-drama, där två stadsbor hamnar
på avvägar och möter våldsbenägna lantisar
läs mer på bildlänken

A Bloody Aria (Guta yubalja deul)

Regi: Won Sin-yeon, produktion: 2006

Cast: Lee Moon-sik, Oh Dal-soo, Han Seok-you)
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bear 2 disc edition

 

Massor av läcker fighting-action korean style
i stiliserat kriminal-drama med Kill Bill spaghetti
western känsla. Taekwondo moves i massor från
martial arts mästaren Jung Doo Hung
läs mer på bildlänken

The City of Violence

Regi: Ryu Seung-wan, produktion: 2006

Cast: Jung Doo-hong, Ryu Seung-wan, Lee Beom-soo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bear 2 disc edition

 

Sad, sad melodrama love story about the great
love of Jo-kang for the secretful girl Ari.
Ari's played by the lovely Kang hye-jeong from
Old Boy and Welcome to Dongmakgol

Love Phobia

Regi: Kang Ji-eun, produktion: 2006

Cast: Kang Hye-jeong, Cho Seung-woo, Kang Shin-il
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Cinema Service 2 disc edition

 

Stor komedisuccé i Sydkorea där en tafatt man
inleder förhållande med en mycket attraktiv
men skrämmande kvinna.
läs mer på bildlänken

My Scary Girl (Dalkom salbyeorhan yeonin)

Regi: Son Jae-gon, produktion: 2006

Cast: Choi Gang-hee, Park Yong-woo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc edition

 

Bra och ovanligt kriminal-drama om en
fångrymning 1988 och som har baserats
på en verklig händelse.
läs mer på bildlänken

Holiday

Regi: Yang Yoon-ho, produktion: 2006

Cast: Lee Sung-jae, Choi Min-soo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 

High School komedi där den vandrande katastrofen
Dal börjar i ny skola och genast råkar utmana skolans
värsting nr. 1.
läs mer på bildlänken

See You After School

Regi: Lee Seok-hoon, produktion: 2006

Cast: Bong Tae-gyu, Kim Tae-hyun, Jeong Gu-yeon
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Enter One 2 disc edition

 

Visually beautiful and expertly made drama-comedy
historian style about a writer at the korean royal
court who suddenly starts a career as a
pornographer. This underrated film was released
also in a HUGE Limited edition with a book

Forbidden Quest

Direction and script: Kim Dae-woo, production: 2006

Cast: Han Suk-gyu, Lee Beum-soo, Kim Min-jung
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc Limited edition with a book

 

Three short stories in more humour orientated
horror style. A Schoolboy is a vampire, a parody
homage to martial arts and a horror one about
a serial killer breaking into a house

Ssunday Seoul

Direction: Park Sung-hoon, production: 2006

Cast: Bong Tae-gyu, Kim Su-hyeon, Park Seong-bin
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Cinema Service edition

 

A totally charming, delightfully bizarre and
romantic melodrama with the phenomenal
actress and my personal favourite Jeon Do-yeon
What a strange film. Just capitulate for her Art

You Are My Sunshine

Direction: Park Jin-pyo, production: 2005

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Hwang Jun-min, Na Moon-hee
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Asia Video edition

 

The Third and last (?) film in Park's Revenge
series - The Revenge Trilogy and a decade later
considered as a concept and a part of film history.
This time told from a womans point of view

Sympathy For Lady Vengeance

Direction: Park Chan-wook, production: 2005

Cast: Lee Young-ae, Choi Min-sik, Kim Si-hu
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment Bear 2 disc edition

 

6 directors on the theme Human Rights including
Park Chan-wook's brilliant documentary style
short film NEPAL (Never Ending Peace & Love)
about the unfortunes of a poor nepalese female
guest worker in South Korea. One of his Best

If You Were Me (6 short films) with Park's beautiful NEPAL

Direction: Park Chan-wook, Yeo Kyun-dong, Yim Soon-rye, Park
Jin-pyo, Jeong Jae-eun, Park Kwang-su, production: 2003

DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Wision edition


Drama and comedy in a korean style mix, makes an
unusual fairy tale about an isolated mountain
village where fleeing soldiers from the north meets
soldiers from the south and a yankee. Some vibes of
The Bird people in China maybe?
With the lovely Kang Hye-jeong as the Girl

Welcome to Dongmakgol

Direction: Park Kwang-hyun, production: 2005

Cast: Jung Jae-young, Shin Ha-kyun, Kang Hye-jeong
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 


K
oreanske artmovie auteuren Hong 's 6e film, ett
relations meta-drama som tävlade i Cannes 2006
Jag antar att det pratas, äts, krökas och gökas
läs mer på bildlänken

A Tale of the Cinema (Geukjang-jeon)

Regi: Hong Sang-soo, produktion: 2005

Cast: Kim Sang-kyung, Uhm Ji-won, Lee Ki-woo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Woo Sung edition

 

Animerade filmer på tema Human Rights:
Daydream, Animal Farm, At Her House,
The Flesh & Bone, Bicycle trip
Be a Human Being
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äs mer på bildlänken

If You Were Me (animation)

Regi: Yoo Ji-nee, Kwon Oh-sung, Amy Lee, Lee Sung-gang,
Park Jae-dong, produktion: 2005

DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean KD Media edition

 

Kul action-komedi där en ilsken kvinnlig polis
tvingas gå under-cover som skolflicka i jakt
på en tjallare. Kim Seon-ah är bedårande
läs mer på bildlänken

She's On Duty

Regi: Park Kwang-choon, produktion: 2005

Cast: Kim Seon-ah, Gong Yoo, Nam Sang-mi
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bear Spectrum 2 disc edition

 

Very good and stringently told drama-thriller
about the murder in 1979 of South Korean
dictator Park. With Baek Yun-sik from Save the
Green Planet and the Amazing indie favourite
singer Yun Ah-kim from Jaurim in a decent role

The President's Last Bang

Direction: Im Sang-soo, production: 2005

Cast: Baek Yoon-sik/Baik Yun-shik, Han Seok-gyu
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean KD Media 2 disc edition

 

Briljant, intensiv och våldsam kriminalaction
om gangstern Sun-woo från skicklige
filmskaparen Kim Je-woon
läs mer på bildlänken

A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng)

Regi och manus: Kim Je-woon, produktion: 2005

Cast: Lee Byung-heon, Kim Young-cheol, Shin Min-ah
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc edition

 

Vackert och meditativt stillsamt drama om ett
udda par på fiske-båt, Kim Ki Duk's 12:e film.
En av hans mindre populära filmer För lite bisarra
upptåg för de västerländska intellektuella kanske?
läs mer på bildlänken

The Bow (Hwal)

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2005

Cast: Jeong Sung-hwan, Han Yeo-reum, Seo Ji-seok
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean KD Media edition

 

A very good but also very SAD triangle crime-
drama where a policeman are investigating
murder and are having troublesome relations.
The Last film of the talented and beautiful
Lee Eun-joo who sadly committed suicide

The Scarlet Letter

Direction: Daniel H. Byun, production: 2004

Cast: Han Suk-gyu, Lee Eun-joo, Sung Hyun-ah
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Bear Spectrum 2 disc edition

 

Koreas artmovie maestro om 2 vänner som
besöker en ex-flickvän. Ja, ni vet hur det blir
väl. Antar att det pratas, äts, krökas och gökas.

LE med original soundtrack CD och en filmremsa .
läs mer på bildlänken

Women is the Future of Man

Regi: Hong Sang-soo, produktion: 2004

Cast: Yu Ji-tae, Kim Tae-woo, Seong Hyun-ah
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bear Limited edition + 35 mm filmremsa

 

Stiliserad kul martial arts action med mästaren
av martial arts Jung Doo-hong i film från
skaparen av No Blood No Tears, The City of
Violence och 2013 The Berlin File
läs mer på bildlänken

Arahan

Regi: Ryu Seung-wan, produktion: 2004

Cast: Ryu Seung-bum, Jung Doo-hong, Yoon So-yi
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Cinema Service 2 disc edition

 

Egensinnigt drama om flicka som dras in i prostitution.
Bästa regi Silverbjörnen i Berlin. Limited edition med
original ST CD
läs mer på bildlänken

Samaria (Samaritan Girl)

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2003

Cast: Kwak Je-min, Seo Min-jung, Lee Eol
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Starmax Limited numbered edition

 


Vackert och, från Ki-duk, oväntat stillsamt och
prisbelönt drama om en man som blir
buddhistisk munk

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2003

Cast: Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-Kyung, Kim Ki-duk
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bitwin edition

 

Atmospheric, visually beautiful and enigmatic
fairy taleish horror about a house, 2 sisters and
a stepmother. From the director of favourites as
The Foul King and Quiet Family, Kim Je-woon

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, hongryeon)

Direction and script: Kim Jee-woon, production: 2003

Cast: Im Su-jeong, Moon Geung-yeong, Yeom Jeong-ah
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Metro 2 disc edition

 

A Slow burning, coldly beautiful and very well
acted psychological drama-horror with intense
feelings of feel bad and dread. Jeon Ji-hyun as
the traumatized Yun. A Much Underrated film

The Uninvited

Direction: Lee Soo-youn, production: 2003

Cast: Jeon Ji-hyun, Park Shin-kang
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Hong Kong Panorama Entertainment edition


A gorgeous highly stylized love drama from
the 18th century Korea based on Dangereuse
Liasons. The Huge limited edition box included
a book with paintings from the picture.
Yong who later made the eccentric but great
Dasepo Naughty Girls, a unique strange film

Untold Scandal

Direction and script: E J Yong, production: 2003

Cast: Bae Young-jun, Lee Mi-suk, Jeon Do-yun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc Limited box edition

 

Bong's second film after Barking Dogs Never Bite
is a brilliant crime-drama based on a famous
real life criminal case of serial killings in 1986-1991
Film of the Year in South Korea. A Film each 3 year
and Bong don't know how to flop yet

Memories of Murder

Direction: Bong Joon-ho, production: 2003

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Park No-shik
DVD in korean with english subs, region 1, 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc edition

 

Romantic comedy where the talented and lovely
favourite Bae Doo-na believes that she gets love
messages in library books and then searches for
the culprit, the lover. Fun fluffy fluff stuff

Spring Bears Love

Direction: Yong Yi, production: 2003

Cast: Bae Doo-na, Kim Nam-jin, Yoon Ji-hye
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3 PAL
Thai Seahorse Entertainment edition

 

En väldigt snygg animerad Sci-Fi action om
jorden efter katastrofen och som tog hela 7 år
att göra och som kostade en förmögenhet.
Snyggt visuellt men helt ointressant handling
läs mer på bildlänken

Wonderful Days (Wondeopul-deijeu)

Regi: Kim Moon-Saeng, produktion: 2003

Cast: Animated film
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bitwin 2 disc edition

 

A Masterpiece. Unrelentingly dark and intense
drama-thriller about a young mans quest for a kidney
to his sick sister which leads to much misery for many.
The first part in what was to become The Revenge
Trilogy. Fantastic acting and Superior Feel Bad

Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance - Masterpiece

Direction and script: Park Chan-wook, production: 2002

Cast: Shin Ha-kyun, Song Kang-ho, Bae Doo-na
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment edition

 


Ulf Lönn
har sett dramat Lover's Concerto.
Välgjort och välspelat med bl a Lee Eun-joo
läs mer på bildlänken

Lover's Concerto (Yeonae-soseol)

Regi: Lee Han, produktion: 2002

Cast: Cha Tae-hyun, Lee Eun-joo, Son Ye-jin, Moon Geun-young
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Enter One limited edition + soundtrack CD

 

Sadly obscure but a really great comedy
with big favourite and cult actress Bae Doo-na
as the ex-volleyball player housewife out in
the Seoul nightlife to save her kidnapped
husband. Impossible to find this on a DVD?

Saving My Hubby (Gutse eora geumsuna)

Direction: Hyun Nam-seop, production: 2002

Cast: Bae Doo-na, Kim Tae-woo
DVD in korean with english subs, region free
Thai edition

 

Cool, hipster-cool á la Tarantino-Richie and a bit
dated today maybe (2015) but still great fun when
everyone incl. a singer and a taxidriver are hunting
a bag with money. Should re-watch this i guess

No Blood, No Tears (Pido nunmuldo opsi)

Direction: Ryu Seung-wan, production: 2002

Cast: Lee Mi-suk, Kim Seong-je
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Cinema Service edition

 

Masterful drama about the relation between
two outcasts of the South Korean society, a
women with cerebral palsy and an ex-prisoner.
Intense who won the Gold Lion in Venice 2002

Oasis (Oasiseu)

Direction and script: Lee Chang-dong, production: 2002

Cast: Seol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment 2 disc edition

 


Mörkt, intensivt kriminal-drama om en tvekamp
mellan yuppie-mördare och en enkel snut.
Gyeong-gu är lysande som nerdekad polis

Public Enemy

Regi: Kang Wu-seok, produktion: 2002

Cast: Seol Kyung-gu, Lee Seong-jae, Gi Ju-bong
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Cinema Service 2 disc edition

 

Provocerande "kärleks" -drama
där våldsman gör kvinna till slav och hora.
Mycket obehagligt och Carola sjunger en
psalm ovanpå detta.
Urrk. läs mer på bildlänken

Bad Guy (Nappeun namja)

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2002

Cast: Jo Jae-hyoun, Seo Won
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean CJ Entertainment edition

 

Kriminalkomedi där tre ungdomar får en säck
med pengar och en tjuv ner-dimpande på sin
bil. De snor wonen och jakten är igång.
läs mer på bildlänken

Make it Big

Regi: Joh Ui-seok, produktion: 2002

Cast: Song Seung-heon, Lee Bum-soo, Kwon Sang-woo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
Thai Mangpong edition

 


Ulf Lönn
har sett Jin-ho's drama One Fine Spring Day
läs mer på bildlänken

One Fine Spring Day (Bomnareun ganda)

Regi: Hur Jin-ho, produktion: 2001

Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Young-ae, Baek Sung-hee
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Honh Kong Universe edition

 


Underhållande
Sci-Fi kung fu action.
Bråkstaken Kim relegeras och hamnar i
värstingskolan Volcano High

Volcano High (Hwasan-go)

Regi: Kim Tae-gyun, produktion: 2001

Cast: Jang Hyuk, Shin Min-ah, Kim Soo-rooi
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Cinema Service 2 disc edition

 

Kanske min favoritfilm av Kim Ki-duk som här
är fortsatt upprörande
i drama om mänskliga
vrakspillror i Korea-krigets efterföljd.
läs mer på bildlänken

Address Unknown

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2001

Cast: Yang Dong-kun, Park Min-jung, Jo Jae-hyun
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Enter One 2 disc edition

 

Fascinerande obehagligt om ung kvinna som
servar fisketurister på många vis.
Drama, skräck och erotik.
Art-horror med oförglömlig krokscen, urrk

The Isle (Seom)

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2001

Cast: Suh Jung, Jae Hyun-cho, Jang Hang-seon
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Universe edition


Cult comedy and Mega Hit all around Asia and
with fans in the west too. At the front of the
Korean film wave that swept the world for some
years. A Student helps a drunk but beautiful
girl and much melancholic romance chaos enfolds.
Everyone fell in love with Jeon Ji-hyeun

My Sassy Girl (Yeopkijeogin geunyeo) Directors Cut

Regi: Kwak Jae-yong, produktion: 2001

Cast: Cha Tae-hyun, Jeon Ji-hyun
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Edko Films edition

 

Kvinnlig gangster lovar sin
döende syster att gifta sig.
Originell kul komedi i den koreanska jo-pok
genren och som väl kommer i US Re-make.
läs mer på bildlänken

My Wife is a Gangster (Jopok manura)

Regi: Jo Jin-gyu, produktion: 2001

Cast: Shin Eun-kyung, Ahn Jae-mo, Park Sang-Myeon
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Bear 2 disc edition

 

Artmovie auteuren Hong Sang-soo's 3e film
är ett romantiskt artmovie triangel drama
inspelat i svart och vitt. Med fina Lee-Eun joo
läs mer på bildlänken

Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (O! Sujeong)

Regi: Hong Sang-soo, produktion: 2000

Cast: Moon Seong-keun, Jeung Bo-seok, Lee Eun-joo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, b&w, region 3
Korean Spectrum edition

 

The Harrassed anti-hero looser bankman
played by Song Kang-ho wants to impress
his bossy boss and becomes the wrestler
bad guy (and looser) The Foul King.
A funny and uniquely whimsical comedy from
Kim when he couldn't do anything wrong

The Foul King (Banchik-wang)

Direction and script: Kim Jee-woon, production: 2000

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Chang Jin-young
DVD in korean with english subs, regionfri
Korean Spectrum edition

 


Vackert övernaturligt drama från Whispering
Corridors regissören där en man tar hand om en
15 årig flicka som tappat minnet och visar sig
besitta skrämmande krafter

Secret Tears (Bimil)

Regi: Park Ki-hyung, produktion: 2000

Cast: Cho Seung-woo, Kim Mi-jo
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Spectrum edition

 

A Sensual and visually enthralling High
School horror-drama about love between
teenage girls and suicides in school.
Brilliant and sensual and quite unusual
for the genre

Memento Mori (Yeogo-goedam dubeonje iyagi)

Direction: Kim Tae-yong, production: 2000

Cast: Park Ye-jin, Lee Young-jin, Kim Min-sun
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Spectrum edition


Dramathriller om en incident i gränszonen
mellan Syd- och nordkorea. Välgjort snyggt från
den blivande mästaren Park Chan-wook med
briljante Song Kang-ho i en av huvudrollerna.
Mainstream thriller innan Park lossade alla sina
förankringar och förnyade den sydkoreanska
filmkonsten med sin Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Joint Security Area (Gongdong-gyungbi-guyeok)

Regi: Park Chan-wook, produktion: 2000

Cast: Lee Yeong-ae, Song Kang-ho
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
Hong Kong Modern edition

 


Experimentellt nollbudget kriminaldrama om
en mördare som följs av en kamera.
Från alltid eller oftast intressante Kim Ki-duk.

Real Fiction

Regi: Kim Ki-duk, produktion: 2000

Cast: Joo Jin-mo, Kim Jin-a, Kim Ki-yeon
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
Korean JMI edition


Astounding debut feature film from Koreas
future artmovie master auteur Hong Sang Hoo.
Parallell stories and a korean version of Short
Cuts that i liked a lot. My favourite film from
Hong who later made umpty of films about
people talking, eating, drinking and fu--ing

The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well

Director: Hong Sang-soo, production: 1996

Cast: Kim Yui-seong, Park Jin-sung, Lee Eun-kyung
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Marvel Entertainment edition

 


Fartfylld mainstream popcorn action om
jakten på nordkoreanska terrorister som slog
alla kassarekord i Sydkorea.
Med Kim Yun-jin från bl a teveserien Lost

Shiri

Regi: Kang Je-gyu, produktion: 1999

Cast: Choi Min-shik, Song Kang-ho, Kim Yun-jin
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Hong Kong Edko Films edition


Absolutely brilliant and wonderfully offbeat
cult comedy feature film debut about a guest-
house in the country mountains who has a
big problem with dying guests. Underrated and
somewhat obscure which was re-made in a quirky
wild version by the talented Takashi Miike

The Quiet Family (Joyonghan gajok/Choy onghan kajok)

Direction and script: Kim Je-woon, production: 1998

Cast: Choi Min-shik, Song Kang-ho, Lee Yun-seong
DVD in korean with english subs, region 3
Korean Myung edition

 

Romantiskt drama i den melodramatiska stil som i
slutet på 1990-talet drog igång den sydkoreanska
filmvågen.
Med dokumentär, musikvideo och trailer.
läs mer på
bildlänken

Christmas in August

Regi: Hur Jin-ho, produktion: 1998

Cast: Han Suk-gyu, Shim Eun-ha
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, regionfri
Korean Daewoori edition

 

Im Kwon Taek's episka gangstersaga om
Kim Doo Han och hans brottsbana under den
japanska ockupationen har martial arts mästaren
Jung Doo-hong i en tidig roll. Massor av fighting
i taekwondo stil. läs mycket mer på bildlänken

The General's Son Trilogy (Jang goon eui a-deul)

Regi: Im Kwon-taek, produktion: 1990-1992

Cast: Park Sang-min, Jung Doo-hong
DVD med koreanskt tal och engelsk text, region 3
Korean Taewon 3 disc edition

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