Na Hong-jin

Na Hong-jin can sure put you through a mental wringer. Mysterious and very bloody murders, extremely nasty skin conditions: who or what is to blame? The choice seems to be between a mind-altering magic mushroom concoction and a strange Japanese guy who lives in the forest, fishing and living off the land. And what of […]

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Festival Film Review: Blood, Sweat, Tears and Laughter – ‘Yellow Sea’ has it all

by Matthew Jackson 22 November 2011
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While on a visit to Korea, I once asked a wise, old-looking Korean how he would describe the spirit of the Korean people. My friend who was interpreting answered the question instead, to my initial annoyance, giving the answer ‘Fun’, which I found doubly disappointing given its apparent banality. Several years on, I am beginning […]

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“A thrilling reality ride” – Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea

by Philip Gowman 19 October 2011
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Why South Korea’s action movies blow Hollywood out of the Yellow Sea http://t.co/Vs1aM5Mk. Guardian previews Na Hong-jin’s film, to screen at the London Korean Film Festival this year. Keywords: Directors: Na Hong-jin Event tags: LKFF 2011

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Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea a worthy follow-up to the Chaser

by Philip Gowman 22 July 2011
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Mind-numbing action. A compelling plot. What sets Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea (2010) apart from its peers: http://t.co/cQhdsY5. Inspired by the true story of a Joseonjok hired to murder another man in South Korea for $5,000. One of the highlights of July’s NYAFF 2011. Keywords: Directors: Na Hong-jin

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Korean film at Cannes 2011

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2011
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Three Korean Films have been invited to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. Nice to see Kim Ki-duk back in action with Arirang. http://bit.ly/i7Q3D3 #. Na Hong-jin’s Yellow Sea plus the latest Hong Sang-soo also going. Keywords: Directors: Hong Sang-soo | Kim Ki-duk | Na Hong-jin Other tags: Cannes

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Catch Na Hong-jin’s Chaser while you can!

by Saharial 24 September 2008
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Saharial advises you to go see The Chaser on the big screen while you can. I was delighted when I discovered, at long last, a Korean film showing again in a city centre cinema, something that seems very rare these days. The basic story that I knew before I went in, was that it concerned […]

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The Chaser gets theatrical release

by Events Editor 18 September 2008
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For those who missed “The Chaser” at Frightfest, don’t forget that it’s showing from tomorrow (Friday 19 September) at the Cineworlds in the Trocadero and Canary Wharf, and at the Shepherd’s Bush Vue. Viewing times are on the Evening Standard website here. Jonathan Ross gave it a rave review on Film 2008 earlier this week […]

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