Save The Green Planet! (2003)

JOON-HWAN JANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Jigureul jikyeora! South Korea, 2003. CJ Entertainment, Sidus. Screenplay by Joon-Hwan Jang. Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong. Produced by Seoung-Jae Cha. Music by Don-jun Lee. Production Design by Geun-yeong Jang, Kyeong-hie Kim. Film Editing by Gok-ji Park.   Toronto International Film Festival 2003. Science-fiction, horror and piercing…

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The Housemaid (2010)

BBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Hanyo Despite being a remake of Ki-young Kim’s 1960 original, this film only retains the bare bones of the plot and comes up with a fascinating narrative of its own. Now streamlined down to focus on one woman and not three, and eschewing the introduction of the girls in the…

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Like A Virgin

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Cheonhajangsa Madonna Adorable coming-of-age tale that plays like a Korean Billy Elliot, with plucky young Dong-Gu longing to achieve his dream of someday becoming a woman thanks to his obsession with Madonna. He finds the opportunity to raise some cash for his goal when he is told by a coach…

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