Byeong-gil Jeong "Confession of Murder" cover

Confession of Murder

Confession of Murder (내가 살인범이다) Director: Byeong-gil Jeong Writer(s): Byeong-gil Jeong Country: South Korea Year: 2012 “Confession of Murder” on Amazon.  Most popular Korean films made for international distribution tend to be about vengeance, murder and injustice. “Confessions of Murder” follows … Continue reading

Prachya Pinkaew "The Kick" cover

The Kick

The Kick (더 킥) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Lee Jong-suk, Prachya Pinkaew Country: Thailand, South Korea Year: 2011 “The Kick” on Amazon. “The Kick” is a co-production between Thailand and South Korea. Primarily, it is a family action-comedy movie with very … Continue reading


Thirst (박쥐) Director: Park Chan-wook Writer(s): Jeong Seo-gyeong,  Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2009 “Thirst” on Amazon. “Thirst” is a vampire movie, but not the kind you would expect from the genre. It does have blood sucking, sexuality, violence … Continue reading

Kim Ki-duk "3-Iron" poster


3-Iron (빈집) Director: Kim Ki-duk Writer(s): Kim Ki-duk Country: South Korea Year: 2004 “3-Iron” on Amazon. From the long list of South Korean film auteurs, Kim Ki-duk could easily be labelled the most controversial Korean filmmaker to date. Even those familiar … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "I‘m a Cyborg, but That’s OK" poster

I‘m a Cyborg, but That’s OK

I‘m a Cyborg, but That’s OK (싸이보그지만 괜찮아) Director: Park Chan-wook Writer(s): Jeong Seo-gyeong, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2011 “I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK” on Amazon. Despite what you might expect from the title of the film – … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" poster

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (친절한 금자씨) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Jeong Seo-gyeong, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2005 “Lady Vengeance” on Amazon. As the conclusion to “The Vengeance Trilogy,” “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” is the one that most approves … Continue reading

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (복수는 나의 것) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Lee Jae-soon, Lee Jong-yong, Country: South Korea Year: 2002 “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” on Amazon. Visually impressive, part one of “The Vengeance Trilogy” is often overlooked. While “Oldboy” gained … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Oldboy" poster


Oldboy (올드보이) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Lim Chun-hyeong, Hwang Jo-yun, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2003 “Oldboy” on Amazon. “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas is an epic revenge story in Western fiction. “Oldboy” is an epic … Continue reading

Kim Jee-woon “A Tale of Two Sisters” poster

A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련) Director: Kim Jee-woon Written: Kim Jee-woon Country: South Korea Year: 2003 “A Tale of Two Sisters” on Amazon. In the movie “Hitchcock” there was a scene where director just told his wife that he … Continue reading