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[Hancinema Film Review] "The Education"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

The hardships young people face in S. Korea nowadays, when looking for a job has been a recurring theme during the latest few years, among indie productions. Kim Duk-joong, in his debut, makes his own effort on the theme, by combining it with the concept of taking care of the sick elderly...More

[Hancinema Film Review] "Moving On"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

Winner of the NETPAC, Citizen Critics', DGK and KTH award in Busan, "Moving On" is one of the best films to come out this year from the country, particularly due to the insight it offers to the Korean modern society...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "President's 7 Hours"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

Originally "President's 7 Hours" was teased in "After Diving Bell" via the post-credits sequence. The promised content, a detailing of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's dealings with a mysterious cult, was intriguing. The title also promised to explain the seven hours during the Sewol tragedy where Park Geun-hye could not be contacted to give clear instructions to the rescue operation. While all that information is in here, the presentation is underwhelming...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Wolseong"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

The Wolseong nuclear power plant system is located in the outskirts of Gyeongju, in the southeastern part of South Korea. It's only one of many nuclear power plant systems that provide much of the country's electricity. In "Wolseong", directors Kim Sung-hwan-II and Nam Tae-je detail activism on the part of Gyeongju locals to shut down the plants. The main argument they present is that radiation from the plant is leaking into the water supply, giving them cancer...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Bring Me Home"

2019/11/30 | Permalink

As "Bring Me Home" opens up there's surprisingly little trace of the dramatic thriller that was promised in the film's promotional material. For the first act of "Bring Me Home" we mostly just watch Jeong-yeon (played by Lee Young-ae) and Myeong-gook (played by Park Hae-joon) grieve over the loss of their son, while still encouraging one another to be positive and not give up hope. Their willingness to put on a strong face, after all, is motivation for others to endure and not give up...More

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