Busan (City of Fathers) Review

February 14, 2010

EXCERPT:
An action drama by Park Ji-won-I about a gambling street thug, Kang-su, who is always on the run from loan sharks. But when his young son Jong-chul is diagnosed with kidney cancer, he tries to be a real parent for the first time and seeks out Jong-chul’s biological father, Tae-suk. Tae-suk, however, refuses to help. What will become of Jong-chul?

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Miracle of a Giving Fool (Ba:Bo) Review

May 5, 2009

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EXCERPT

A simple, moving film about the effect a young man, with the mind of a six year old, has on a number of people around him.  Based on the web-comic of the same name by Kang Pool (Kang Do-Young) and Directed by Kim Jeong-Kwon, this heart-warming, 2008 South Korean comedy-drama is sure to bring some tears to your eyes as well as a smile to your face. Seung-Ryong is a very simple man who focuses on the two most important things in his life: his little sister and his first love. However when those close to him begin to face hardships, it seems that Seung-Ryong may be the only one to set things right.

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His Last Gift Review

April 8, 2008

EXCERPT:

By Kim Young-Jun, the director who brought you the epic martial arts movie, comes a touching drama about the unconditional love that two men have for their daughter. This is a Korean drama about a man serving a life sentence for murder is given ten-days leave to be with his daughter who has contracted a rare illness and is in desperate need of a liver transplant.

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Our School Review

March 30, 2008

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EXCERPT:
Our School (2006) is a Korean documentary, by filmmaker Kim Myung Joon, about the life of third generation Koreans in Japan and the struggles the students of a high school go through to
gain cultural identity in a foreign land.

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