Joint Security Area (2000)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA South Korea, 2000. CJ Entertainment, Intz.com, KTB Network, Myung Film Company Ltd., CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Stone Comics Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment. Screenplay by Seong-san Jeong, Hyun Seok Kim, Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, based on the…

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Lady Vengeance (2005)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Chinjeolhan Geumjassi Alternate Title:  Sympathy For Lady Vengeance South Korea, 2005. CJ Entertainment, CJ Capital Investment, Centurion Investment, Ilshin Capital Investments, Korea Capital Investment, Samsung Venture Capital, TSJ Entertainment, Moho Film, TMS Entertainment, TMS Comics, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Stone Comics…

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Oldboy (2003)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Original title:  Oldeuboi South Korea, 2003.  CJ Entertainment, Egg Films, Show East, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Moho Film, Stone Comics Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chan-wook Park, Chun-hyeong Lim, Jo-yun Hwang, Joon-hyung Lim, based on the story by Garon Tsuchiya, and the comic by Nobuaki Minegishi. Cinematography…

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Thirst (2009)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Bakjwi South Korea, 2009.  CJ Entertainment, Focus Features International, Benex Movie Expert Fund, Company K Movie Asset Fund No. 1, Green Non-Life Insurance Company, MVP Capital Culture Investment Fund, Moho Film.  Screenplay by Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park, based on the book Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.  Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.  Produced…

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The King And The Clown

JUN-IK LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Wang-ui Namja Billed as the “Brokeback Mountain of South Korea”, this might be a story of forbidden gay love the way Ang Lee’s classic was, but it isn’t as deeply touching or moving. Jang-sang, a travelling performer, finally frees himself and his lover Gong-gil of their tyrannical…

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