BFI LFF 2012

What a stunning first film. Park Hong-min is still a graduate student at Dongguk University, but this debut is amazingly confident. A truly mysterious creation which has you wondering throughout what is going on, and when it finishes you want to watch it again immediately to see if it makes more sense the second time […]

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K-film at the BFI London Film Fest: Nameless Gangster outstays its welcome

by Philip Gowman 13 October 2012
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What a disappointment. One of Korea’s biggest grossing films this year is just not good enough. It’s a perfectly acceptable gangster flick, but is as bloated as Choi Min-sik, who must have eaten a serious number of pies to get to his fighting weight for this film. The plot is rather charming in the way […]

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K-film at the BFI London Film Fest: Doomsday Book is really not worth the effort

by Philip Gowman 13 October 2012
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Doomsday Book, the first of six Korean films to screen at the 56th BFI London Film Festival is a set of three short films based loosely on a science fiction theme. The two outer segments, gentle comedies directed by Im Pil-seong (임필성), sandwich a semi-serious but nevertheless meagre filling by Kim Ji-woon entitled Heavenly Creature […]

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Korean Films at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

by Events Editor 27 September 2012
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After a pretty dry couple of years for Korean film at the BFI London Film Festival, this year there’s a feast. Book your tickets now. Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (범죄와의 전쟁: 나쁜놈들 전성시대, 2012) Director-Screenwriter: Yoon Jongbin Producer: Park Shinkyu, Han Jaeduk With: Choi Minsik, Ha Jeongwoo, Jo Jinwoong 133 mins Yoon Jongbin’s […]

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