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Korean Peninsula Challenge - Official; November 2019

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#121

Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 14th, 2019, 3:52 pm

sol wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:58 pm
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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea

11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea

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The basic plot is decent here and there are many stellar chase and knife fight scenes as the protagonist finds both the police and opposing criminal factions after him. Clocking it at around two and half hours, the film feels bloated though and lacks focus. All the cutting away to side characters evaporates tension, while an intriguing estranged wife subplot is undernourished. Great private detective investigations and action sequences though.
Totally agree with your review.

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#122

Post by Traveller » November 14th, 2019, 5:10 pm

32. Declaration of Fools (1983) - 8/10
33. An Early Rain (1966) - 7/10
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#123

Post by 72aicm » November 14th, 2019, 8:50 pm

18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
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1. Gipgo puleun bam / The Deep Blue Night (1985)
2. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (2008)
3. Mandala (1981)
4. Hyuil / A Day Off (1968)
5. Gaetmaeul / Seashore Village (1965)
6. Baramnan gajok / A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
7. Mimong / Sweet Dream (1936)
8. Ggotip / A Petal (1996)
9. Seopyeonje / Sopyonje (1993)
10. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home (1974)
11. Ggobangdongne saramdeul / People of the Slum (1982)
12. Gilsoddeum / Gilsodom (1986)
13. Bakha satang / Peppermint Candy (1999)
14. Saenghwalui balgyeon / On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
15. Sibaji / The Surrogate Woman (1987)
16. Gwilo / The Way Home (1967)
17. Angae / Mist (1967)
18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)

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#124

Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 14th, 2019, 10:59 pm

8. Bakjwi [Thirst] (2009, Chan-wook Park): 8.2 - Park gives a very original spin on the vampire genre with this visual astounding movie. The movie loses momentum after 2/3rds
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1. Hwanghae [The Yellow Sea] (2010, Hong-jin Na): 7.2
2. Aknyeo [The Villainess] (2017, Byung-gil Jung): 7.2
3. Revenger (2019, Seung-Won Lee): 7.5 -
4. Inrang [Illang: The Wolf Brigade] (2018, Ji-woon Kim): 5.2
5. Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida [Windstruck] (2004, Jae-young Kwak) (rewatch): 8.5 > 7.8
6. Sinsegye [New World] (2013, Hoon-jung Park): 6.5
7. Babo seoneon (1983, Jang-ho Lee): 6.2 - Kudos for telling it the story almost completely without dialogues. Too bad the story itself isn't particular funny or interesting.

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#125

Post by jdidaco » November 15th, 2019, 1:34 am

5. Keulleeo-eui kamera/La caméra de Claire (Claire's Camera, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 7.5/10
6. Geu-hu (The Day After, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 8/10

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1. Majimak babsang (The Last Dining Table, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2006) 8/10
2. Heosuabideuleui ddang (Land of Scarecrows, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2008) 7/10
3. Tropical Manila (Lee Sang-woo, 2008) 7/10
4. I Am Trash (Lee Sang-woo, 2014) 8.5/10

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#126

Post by ororama » November 15th, 2019, 12:39 pm

7. Bakha satang/ Peppermint Candy (1999) * 130 min. (South Korea)

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1. GisaengchungParasite (2019) * 132 min. (South Korea)
2. Piano: Episode #1.9 (2001) 63 min. (South Korea)
3. Piano: Episode #1.10 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
4. Swiri (1999) * 125 min. (South Korea)
5. Piano: Episode #1.11 (2001) 65 min. (South Korea)
6. Piano: Episode #1.12 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)

*First time viewing

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#127

Post by sol » November 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea

12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea

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While bits and pieces here strain credibility, this is a pretty riveting and borderline insane movie that frequently verges on black comedy territory. The dialogue tends to spell things out a little, but the film also looks at some of the dangers of revenge, questioning whether 'getting even' is ever really beneficial beyond catharsis. The final few minutes are pretty potent too, though the project perhaps edges a bit close to celebrating vigilantism.
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#128

Post by Traveller » November 15th, 2019, 5:44 pm

34. Farewell to the Duman River (1962) - 5/10
35. Seashore Village (1965) - 6/10
36. Flames in the Valley (1967) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#129

Post by sol » November 16th, 2019, 2:47 am

Week 2 Update

These stats are accurate as of post #128. Click here for Week 1 stats.

After two weeks, we have had 22 participants in the Korean Peninsula Challenge and we have collectively watched 159 films, excluding miniseries. Trav has overtaken Jeroeno as leader of the Challenge and is already on 36 watches - enough to secure a mini "Obsessed Much?" award from maxwell. Jeroeno is currently on 28 watches and 72a is on 19 in third place, with nobody else have seen more than 15 films.

In the Bonus Challenges, Knaldskalle is still winning pre-1950s Korea with 3 films, while Traveller is still winning North Korea with one single film. Sol is, however, tied for first place in the North Korean Challenge now.

Films watched have ranged from 1934 to 2019. The most recent year with no watches in 2007.

Much of pre-1960s Korean cinema is considered to be lost. The least recent post-1960 year with no watches is 1973.

Most watched genres: Drama (101); Action (28); Thriller (22); and Romance (17).

Least watched genres: Musical (1); Western (1); Family (1); Music (1) and whole bunch with only 2 watches.

Films watched more than once (listed chronologically):

3 - Mimong (1936)
3 - Chungyo (1972)
3 - Mil-jeong (2016)

2 - Dumanganga jal itgeola (1962)
2 - Gaetmaeul (1965)
2 - Angae (1967)
2 - Byeoldeului gohyang (1974)
2 - Jokbo (1979)
2 - Mandala (1981)
2 - Babo seoneon (1983)
2 - Pulgasari (1985)
2 - Sibaji (1987)
2 - Eunhaengnamoo chimdae (1996)
2 - Yeogo goedam (1998)
2 - Bakha satang (1999)
2 - Seom (2000)
2- Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
2 - Saenghwalui balgyeon (2002)
2 - Dalkomhan insaeng (2005)
2 - Wang-ui namja (2005)
2 - Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010)
2 - Hwanghae (2010)
2 - Snowpiercer (2013)
2 - Busanhaeng (2016)
2 - Aknyeo (2017)
2 - La caméra de Claire (2017)
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#130

Post by sebby » November 16th, 2019, 4:35 am

03 On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
04 A Hard Day (2014)
05 The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)

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01 The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
02 A Bittersweet Life (2005)
03 On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
04 A Hard Day (2014)
05 The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)

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#131

Post by jeroeno » November 16th, 2019, 5:06 am

29. U Ri Sunhi (2013)

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#132

Post by blocho » November 16th, 2019, 5:38 am

sol wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 2:47 am
while Traveller is still winning North Korea with one single film.
I also saw a North Korean movie.

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 16th, 2019, 6:49 am

14. Our Twisted Hero (Park Chong-won, 1992). A coming-of-age story that's a little more complex than you might expect from its "rural school with a bully" setting. Still ruminating on this one.

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1. Crossroads of Youth (aka. Turning Point of Youngsters) (Jong-hwa Ahn, 1934) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
2. Pursuit of Death (Kwon-taek Im, 1980)
3. Homeless Angels (aka. Angels of the Street) (In-kyu Cho'e, 1941) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
4. Burying Old Alive (Ki-young Kim, 1963)
5. Fisherman's Fire (Shimazu & Ahn, 1938) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
6. The DMZ (Sang-ho Park, 1965)
7. Black Hair (Lee Man-Hee, 1964)
8. Mandala (Kwon-taek Im, 1981)
9. The Ball shot by a Midget (Won-se Lee, 1981)
10. Public Enemy (Woo-suk Kang, 2002)
11. Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (Doo-yong Lee, 1984).
12. The Surrogate Woman (Kown-taek Im, 1987)
13. Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (aka. A Short Love Affair) (Sun-woo Jang, 1990).
14. Our Twisted Hero (Park Chong-won, 1992).
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#134

Post by sol » November 16th, 2019, 8:07 am

blocho wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:38 am
sol wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 2:47 am
while Traveller is still winning North Korea with one single film.
I also saw a North Korean movie.
Yeah, it seems like I missed adding that to the leaderboard even though I vividly recall your comments about it being the first North Korean film that you had seen. Sorry about that. Will amend the OP shortly. :)
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#135

Post by flavo5000 » November 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm

3. Jiokhwa (1958)
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1. Heukryong wanggwa biho dongja (1982)
2. Dalkomhan insaeng (2005)
3. Jiokhwa (1958)

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#136

Post by Traveller » November 16th, 2019, 5:06 pm

As always, the stats are much appreciated, sol. I wonder if there ever was a non genre challenge where Drama didn't take the number one spot. :think:

37. Kinship (1963) - 6/10
38. Fire Woman (1971) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#137

Post by 72aicm » November 16th, 2019, 5:17 pm

sol wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 11:00 am

Participants
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3 72allinncallme 19
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Thanks for the stats sol!

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Post by 72aicm » November 16th, 2019, 10:19 pm

20. Obaltan / The Stray Bullet (1961)
21. Woomuk-Baemi ui sarang / Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)
22. Mabu / The Coachman (1961)
23. Sampoganeun kil / Road to Sampo (1975)
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1. Gipgo puleun bam / The Deep Blue Night (1985)
2. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (2008)
3. Mandala (1981)
4. Hyuil / A Day Off (1968)
5. Gaetmaeul / Seashore Village (1965)
6. Baramnan gajok / A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
7. Mimong / Sweet Dream (1936)
8. Ggotip / A Petal (1996)
9. Seopyeonje / Sopyonje (1993)
10. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home (1974)
11. Ggobangdongne saramdeul / People of the Slum (1982)
12. Gilsoddeum / Gilsodom (1986)
13. Bakha satang / Peppermint Candy (1999)
14. Saenghwalui balgyeon / On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
15. Sibaji / The Surrogate Woman (1987)
16. Gwilo / The Way Home (1967)
17. Angae / Mist (1967)
18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
20. Obaltan / The Stray Bullet (1961)
21. Woomuk-Baemi ui sarang / Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)
22. Mabu / The Coachman (1961)
23. Sampoganeun kil / Road to Sampo (1975)

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#139

Post by mjf314 » November 17th, 2019, 3:33 am

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1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1

Yet another drama that I don't really like enough to finish. I think I'll give one more drama a try before I give up.

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#140

Post by Traveller » November 17th, 2019, 8:18 am

39. Whale Hunting (1984) - 5/10
40. Rainy Season (1979) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#141

Post by sol » November 17th, 2019, 9:25 am

Traveller wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:06 pm
As always, the stats are much appreciated, sol. I wonder if there ever was a non genre challenge where Drama didn't take the number one spot. :think:
Possibly China/HK/TW and Action... or Banned Films/Video Nasty and Horror. It's a good question.
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sol wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 11:00 am

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Fine, I'll change the name because I guess I'm just making things harder for maxwell if I don't... and I guess I have gotten a little more used to it now.
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Post by sol » November 17th, 2019, 9:30 am

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea

13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea

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There are several effective bits and pieces here (the opening sequence that ends in feet cut off; a woman thrown against a glass window) and the lighting and colour scheme is pretty neat with the strong pink hue of the shoes standing out. It is the subtler moments that work best though, such as the way the shoes morph to fit the size of whoever wears them, and these small bits get lost amid some of the gore extremes and a plot convolutions.

14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea

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It is refreshing to come across a lower key superhero movie focused on small problems in this age of epic scale Marvel and DC Univere movies. Uniqueness only gets a film so far though, and this one is undone by trying to be too many things. The estranged father/daughter stuff is touching, yet most of it is spelled out in dialogue and heavy-handed flashbacks, which subtracts from the comedy and OTT action movie potential of the premise.
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#143

Post by albajos » November 17th, 2019, 10:50 am

sol wrote:
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That happens every time I sneeze

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Post by AB537 » November 17th, 2019, 1:13 pm

5. Inrang - Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Kim Jee-woon, 2018) 5/10

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Post by ororama » November 17th, 2019, 3:09 pm

8. Ju No-myeong Bakery/ Love Bakery (2000) * 106 min. (South Korea)

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1. GisaengchungParasite (2019) * 132 min. (South Korea)
2. Piano: Episode #1.9 (2001) 63 min. (South Korea)
3. Piano: Episode #1.10 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
4. Swiri (1999) * 125 min. (South Korea)
5. Piano: Episode #1.11 (2001) 65 min. (South Korea)
6. Piano: Episode #1.12 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
7. Bakha satang/ Peppermint Candy (1999) * 130 min. (South Korea)

*First time viewing

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 17th, 2019, 4:49 pm

9. Akmareul boatda [ I Saw the Devil] (2010, Ji-woon Kim) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.5
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1. Hwanghae [The Yellow Sea] (2010, Hong-jin Na): 7.2
2. Aknyeo [The Villainess] (2017, Byung-gil Jung): 7.2
3. Revenger (2019, Seung-Won Lee): 7.5 -
4. Inrang [Illang: The Wolf Brigade] (2018, Ji-woon Kim): 5.2
5. Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida [Windstruck] (2004, Jae-young Kwak) (rewatch): 8.5 > 7.8
6. Sinsegye [New World] (2013, Hoon-jung Park): 6.5
7. Babo seoneon (1983, Jang-ho Lee): 6.2 -
8. Bakjwi [Thirst] (2009, Chan-wook Park): 8.2

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Post by Traveller » November 17th, 2019, 5:09 pm

41. Hotel by the River (2018) - 7/10
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Post by vortexsurfer » November 17th, 2019, 6:25 pm

3. Cho-neung-ryeok-ja/Haunters (Min-suk Kim, 2010)

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1. Ag-o/Crocodile (Ki-duk Kim, 1996)
2. Bi-mong/Dream (Ki-duk Kim, 2008)
3. Cho-neung-ryeok-ja/Haunters (Min-suk Kim, 2010)

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Post by jdidaco » November 17th, 2019, 8:04 pm

7. Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol (Incoherence, Bong Joon Ho, 1994) 7/10 (31 min), Influenza (Bong Joon Ho, 2004) 8/10 (30 min) (Total: 61 min)
8. Gisaengchung (Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, 2019) 7.5/10

"- It's a chimpanzee, right?
- No, it's a self-portrait!" :lol:

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1. Majimak babsang (The Last Dining Table, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2006) 8/10
2. Heosuabideuleui ddang (Land of Scarecrows, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2008) 7/10
3. Tropical Manila (Lee Sang-woo, 2008) 7/10
4. I Am Trash (Lee Sang-woo, 2014) 8.5/10
5. Keulleeo-eui kamera/La caméra de Claire (Claire's Camera, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 7.5/10
6. Geu-hu (The Day After, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 8/10

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Post by 72aicm » November 17th, 2019, 9:24 pm

24. Hwanyeo / Fire Woman (1971)
25. Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni / My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
26. Jayu buin / Madame Freedom (1956)
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1. Gipgo puleun bam / The Deep Blue Night (1985)
2. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (2008)
3. Mandala (1981)
4. Hyuil / A Day Off (1968)
5. Gaetmaeul / Seashore Village (1965)
6. Baramnan gajok / A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
7. Mimong / Sweet Dream (1936)
8. Ggotip / A Petal (1996)
9. Seopyeonje / Sopyonje (1993)
10. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home (1974)
11. Ggobangdongne saramdeul / People of the Slum (1982)
12. Gilsoddeum / Gilsodom (1986)
13. Bakha satang / Peppermint Candy (1999)
14. Saenghwalui balgyeon / On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
15. Sibaji / The Surrogate Woman (1987)
16. Gwilo / The Way Home (1967)
17. Angae / Mist (1967)
18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
20. Obaltan / The Stray Bullet (1961)
21. Woomuk-Baemi ui sarang / Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)
22. Mabu / The Coachman (1961)
23. Sampoganeun kil / Road to Sampo (1975)
24. Hwanyeo / Fire Woman (1971)
25. Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni / My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
26. Jayu buin / Madame Freedom (1956)

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Post by mjf314 » November 17th, 2019, 9:30 pm

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1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)

Fans of the Japanese Little Forest will probably like this film. Like the Japanese film, it's set in a rural area, and they grow and cook various foods.

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Post by mjf314 » November 18th, 2019, 12:37 am

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1

I haven't decided yet if I'll finish it, but I like it enough to watch the next episode.

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Post by cinephage » November 18th, 2019, 9:50 am

03. Daijiga umule pajinnal / The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well, by Hong Sang-Soo (1996) 5,5/10

Not too fond of Hong Sang-Soo's style, and this bears his mark, for sure... Still a relevant approach to the postmodern dismay in South Korea, I guess...
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01. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home, by Lee Jang-Ho (1974) 7,5/10
02. Seom, by Kim Ki-Duk (2000) 7,5/10

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Post by ororama » November 18th, 2019, 12:28 pm

9. Piano: Episode #1.13 (2002) * 64 min. (South Korea)
10. Piano: Episode #1.14 (2002) * 65 min. (South Korea)

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1. GisaengchungParasite (2019) * 132 min. (South Korea)
2. Piano: Episode #1.9 (2001) 63 min. (South Korea)
3. Piano: Episode #1.10 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
4. Swiri (1999) * 125 min. (South Korea)
5. Piano: Episode #1.11 (2001) 65 min. (South Korea)
6. Piano: Episode #1.12 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
7. Bakha satang/ Peppermint Candy (1999) * 130 min. (South Korea)
8. Ju No-myeong Bakery/ Love Bakery (2000) * 106 min. (South Korea)

*First time viewing

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Post by sol » November 18th, 2019, 2:56 pm

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea

15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea

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Opening with a breathtaking point-of-view video game-ish action sequence in which the title character singlehandedly takes down numerous unknown men in a large industrial building, this Korean action thriller gets off to a highly kinetic start, yet never quite lives up to its initial promise. The film gets very bogged down with melodramatic plot details when it attempts to explain things - and even then, it is never entirely clear what is going on.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm

Another movie we agree on.

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Post by Traveller » November 18th, 2019, 5:25 pm

42. Petty Middle Manager (1961) - 5/10
43. The Evil Stairs (1964) - 8/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by allisoncm » November 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm

1. Angae / Mist 6/10 (1967) Both Korean lists / strong female lead

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Post by mjf314 » November 19th, 2019, 1:02 am

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 19th, 2019, 2:33 am

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1. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000, SK)
2. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, SK)
This was dark... a young man is looking for a kidney for his dying sister, who is in need of a transplant. He's recently laid off, so to get the money, he kidnaps his boss' friend's daughter. And thus begins a cycle of violence and revenge. Interesting, but very dark and hard to swallow, though the violence and gore were done well. Not exactly happy, but a really nice film overall. Fun fact: according to IMDB trivia, this features the first sex scene on film to include sign language.

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