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SFF 2016 Review: Non Fiction Diary

17 Jun , 2016  

Jung Yoon-suk’s Non Fiction Diary is more than just a documentary about South Korea’s first serial murder case.

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Busan 2015 Review: A Korean in Paris

21 Dec , 2015  

A Korean in Paris follows one man’s journey into the city’s underbelly to find his missing wife who he believes has been kidnapped into a sex ring.

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Busan 2015 Review: Office

9 Nov , 2015  

Exploring the politics and cutthroat environment of cubicle life in Korea, writer-turned-director Hong Won-chan’s Office is a thrilling murder mystery.

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Busan 2015 Review: Two Rooms, Two Nights

6 Nov , 2015  

Inspired by the films of Hong Sang-soo, Two Rooms, Two Nights is a clever and comedic farce with fine performances from its leading cast.

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Busan 2015 Review: Stop

27 Oct , 2015  

South Korea’s Kim Ki-duk travels to Japan for his latest film Stop, a low-budget feature about a young couple living in the aftermath of Fukushima.

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Review: The Throne

23 Oct , 2015  

Joseon-era period drama The Throne is a tale of fathers, sons, responsibility and parenthood. It’s also South Korea’s official 2015 entry for the Oscars.

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Busan 2015 Review: Ode to My Father

12 Oct , 2015  

Spanning the modern history of South Korea from the civil war to today, Ode to my Father is an emotionally gripping epic of one man and his family.

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Busan 2015 Review: Veteran

8 Oct , 2015  

A hotshot cop investigates the shady work of an arrogant young billionaire in the timely Korean action crime thriller, Veteran.

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Review: Twenty

1 Oct , 2015  

South Korean coming-of-age comedy Twenty features Korean stars Kim Woo-bin, Kang Ha-neul and 2PM’s Junho and tackles the growing pains of young adults.

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Review: The Beauty Inside

23 Sep , 2015  

South Korean body swap romance The Beauty Inside is a surprisingly effective feature rounded out by its all-star cast, moving story and sensitivity.

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KOFFIA 2015 Review: Han Gong-ju

9 Sep , 2015  

Featuring a haunting lead performance from Chun Woo-hee, indie Korean drama Han Gong-ju is essential viewing and heralds the arrival of director Lee Su-jin.

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KOFFIA 2015 Review: Cart

8 Sep , 2015  

Inspired by real events, South Korean drama Cart is the story of female workers banding together to form a union and go on strike against their employers.