[HanCinema's Film Review] The Bystander Effect: "Neighbors" 2013/01/26, Film: "Neighbors" (이웃사람; I-woot-sa-lam)
Director: Kim Hwi Writer:Kang PoolStars: Kim Yoon-jin, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sae-ron & Kim Seong-yoonReview Score: 4 / 5
Neighbors, they are those shadowy individuals that lurk outside and within your shared spaces. The ones who you sometimes hear through a shared wall, or perhaps run into while attempting to dump your unsorted garbage late at night. They know more about you than you think, and you know less about them than you should. In "Neighbors", all-round creative wizard Kim Hwi fearfully probes the difference between being apathetic towards these blank faces that sleep under the same roof as yourself, and a real sense of community that comes from a collected sense of being, shared goals, and the will to act for that illusive greater good.
Released in 2012, "Neighbors" is another successful adaptation of one of Kang Pool's web-based comics (called webtoons in Korea). In fact, "Neighbors" is Pool's most successful adaptation to date,...More
Busan, a hot filming location for hit movies 2013/01/16, Source,
Busan is famous for its crowded beaches and international film festival but is also enjoying its popularity as a filming location. A number of high-grossing Korean movies released last year including "The Thieves", "Deranged", "Neighbors", and "Nameless Gangster" were partly filmed in Busan. According to the City of Busan, a total of 61 visual materials including 24 films and 13 TV dramas were filmed in the port city. The number of production days spent in Busan for each added up to 698 in 2012 compared to 660 in 2011,...More
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