The Demilitarized Soldier of Joint Security Area [VIDEO ESSAY]

Joint Security Area (JSA) ( 공동경비구역) Director: Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2000 Park Chan-wook’s Joint Security Area is on one level a moving drama, but on another is an all-too rare argument against the cynicism that pervades our thoughts … Continue reading

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder (살인의 추억) Director: Bong Joon-ho Written: Bong Joon-ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung Bo Shim Country: South Korea Year: 2003 Watch Memories of Murder on Amazon. After viewing the movie the first time I was not sure what to … 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