The first short of the "Ahn Sangtae Short Film Collection Vol.1" omnibus plays best to Ahn Sang-tae's natural strengths as a comedian. Undercover is about an undercover cop in a violent criminal gag who very stupidly gets his Kakao chat rooms confused and has to hypermasculine his way out of it. That Ahn Sang-tae does not look or act like either a credible cop or gangster only sharpens the absurd contrast of the situation, as his comically aggressive behavior inspires mild confusion but ultimate acceptance from his superiors...More
As "Teuri" opens up we see Crayon (played by Seo Hyun-woo) find several letters addressed to acquaintances from his high school days. As Crayon uses the letters as a pretext to go see these people again, a pattern plays out. They are warm and welcome, filled with nostalgic feeling upon the reminder of their past. Then they actually read their individual letter, and the mood turns dark and angry. They express agitation at Crayon, who seems blissfully unaware of the seriousness of the moment...More
"Born From Soil, Live in Soil, and Die in Soil" is the phrase the protagonist utters in the beginning of the film, and there is no better way to describe the purpose of this movie, which aims at showing the blights of life in the city and the purity of living in the country, in another, almost militant production of the 60's...More
The latest iteration of the Good Data Report once again had "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" in the top spot for dramas discussed on social media. "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" had a commanding 35.32% of all references to currently airing dramas on social media. This compares to a very slightly higher percentage of 35.46% from the previous week...More
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