[HanCinema's Film Review] "Obsessed" 2014/05/31,
The part about "Obsessed" that most immediately commands attention is the set design. The military families in this film live in a distinctly American styled backdrop. Everything, from their clothing to their houses to the way they spend their free time, appears determined to mimic the lifestyles of Americans living in that same time period. Couple that with the backdrop of the Vietnam War, and the parallel becomes rather unmistakable.
There is one crucial difference, though,...More
Now Playing 2014/05/30, Source, "A Hard Day" (15)
Crime, action/ 111/ Korean It has been a while since a Korean crime thriller encompassing a quality storyline, great cast members and a good laugh came along, but in Kim Seong-hun's latest film, "A Hard Day", you can expect all of this and more. Detective Geon-soo (Lee Seon-gyoon) is not in a good mood. He's heading to his mother's funeral and is also on the verge of divorce,...More
[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Servant": A Romantic Rendition with a Classic Twist 2014/05/24, In the Spotlight this Week:Kim Dae-woo's "The Servant"…
Kim Dae-woo's third feature "Obsessed" was recently released in Korea, and despite having to square off against the American monstrosity "Godzilla" his latest is still hijacking hearts and putting plenty of bums on seats. Like the gargantuan ghost currently conquering the West, Kim enjoys re-imagining the past and twisting the record for our modern amusement. In 2010 Kim took on the challenge of re-telling Chunhyangjeon, one of Korea's most beloved folktales; a pansori-inspiring piece that's been adapted to the big screen before, most notably by the prolific Im Kwon-taek. Kim, however, has a particular flair for romantic distortion, and his version delightfully deviates from the classic narrative to splendorous effect,...More
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