[HanCinema's Film Review] "Pisces" 2013/04/19,
Ae-Ryun (played by Lee Mi-yeon) is the proud new owner of a video rental store. She's an avid movie lover, and takes great joy in operating her shop to the most effective degree possible. Ae-Ryun doesn't just make sure that the decor, video system, and layout is perfect- she encourages her patrons to try out new, different, interesting movies that expand their horizons. Most of them have to be persuaded into this- except for Dong-Suk (played by Choi Woo-je), who's quite relieved to meet someone of Ae-Ryun's opinions running a video rental store,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "A Company Man" on the Edge of Freedom... 2013/02/16, Film:"A Company Man"Director/Writer:Lim Sang-yoonStars: So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won, Lee Kyeong-yeong & Dong JunReview Score: 3.5 / 5
"Don't take it personally" are the words Lim Sang-yoon's hero proclaims as he gives his young and enthusiastic partner the bad news of his expulsion from 'the company'. In "A Company Man" debutant writer/director Lim Sang-yoon probes Korea's obsessive desire with white-collar jobs that are perceived to be the measure of success and status. This ideologically charged film demonstrates the creative and cinematic talents of Lim as he questions Korea's current social discourse on modern measures of success, wealth, and personal responsibility.
Writer/director Lim Sang-yoon's first feature may not have set the box office on fire when it was release in the latter half of 2012, but what stands out most here is his creative competency and mastery over the more technical aspect of cinema and narrative. The popular So Ji-sub plays Hyeong-Do, a highly trained and slick assassin who comes to question his role and future within the underground company he has so faithfully served,...More
'All I wanted was to quit my job' 2012/10/18, Source, So Ji-sub stars as a "salaried" contract killer in "A Company Man", which is currently playing in theaters nationwide.
By Baek Byung-yeul Playing protagonist Ji Hyeong-do, So Ji-sub doesn't actually utter these words, but all his actions and body language amounts to that one sentence that puts in a nutshell the toils and agonies of any salaried worker in Korea Inc. But heartthrob So plays no ordinary salaried worker. As Ji in "A Company Man", he is a hired killer under the cover of a legitimate business. Ji works for New Continental Metal Incorporated as a section chief of the 2nd sales section, but the main business of this company is contract killing. An otherwise unsuspicious beautiful office housed in a gigantic skyscraper is stashed with an assorted array of lethal weapons, with a separate clandestine conference room,...More
A very beautiful actress who is very
good at acting. She's ben in the
business for awhile, but still puts in
the same energy in her late films as she
did for her first film. I wish her good
luck on her future projects.
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