South Korea

Sang-soo Hong – Saenghwalui balgyeon aka Turning Gate (2002)

Synopsis :
Kyung-Soo (Kim Sang-Kyung, Lawyers) is an actor, but his last movie was a failure and he has just missed out on a new role. Disappointed and disgusted, he takes a trip to visit a friend and meets two very different women, Myung-Suk (Ye Ji-Won) and Sun-Young. Read More »

Kwon-taek Im – Chihwaseon AKA Strokes of Fire (2002)

In 19th-century Korea nobleman Kim Byung-moon saves a young beggar from a savage beating, and in return the beggar, Jang Seung-ub, draws him a picture. Kim is astonished by his rough yet extraordinary talent and arranges for him to study at the house of an eminent Chinese teacher. Here, the young painter falls in love with Mae-hyang, the daughter of a fallen aristocratic family, but the young lovers are unable to overcome the class difference that divides them. Read More »

Jin-ho Hur – Bomnaleun ganda AKA One Fine Spring Day [+commentary] (2001)

Synopsis:
Sound engineer Sang-woo meets local DJ Eun-soo on a recording trip in the quest for nature’s voice. They succeed in capturing various sensual sounds as well as each other’s tenderness. Their love flourishes as spring comes along, but Sang-woo’s ever intensifying passion often reminds Eun-soo of her tragic past. She knows only too well how passion can vanish like a sound, and how love always surrenders to its end. Read More »

So-yeon Kim – Moon-young (2015)

Moon-young is a mute girl, and always has a small camcorder in her hands to secretly film people’s faces. One day, she could not stand her father’s drunken rant and ran out of the house. There she meets Hee-soo breaking up with her boyfriend with tears. They gradually get related to each other. Read More »

Ji-woo Jung – Haepi-endeu AKA Happy End (1999)

Quote:
Bo ra, a successful English institute manager, has became the financial pillar of the house since her seemingly much older husband, Min ki, once a successful banker has lost his job. Her boring, stressing, without passion,…. life has driven her to her former lover, Il bom. This movie is story of a hell that she has made for herself and her two men and their not so happy ending. Read More »

Joon-ho Bong – Gisaengchung AKA Parasite (2019) (HD)

Quote:
Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait. Read More »

Jong-chan Yun – Sorum (2001)

Yong-hyun moves into a creepy apartment which seems somehow familiar to him. His apartment was formerly occupied by a writer who burned to death in his room, but that doesn’t seem to bother the detached young taxi driver. Across the hall from him is Jin-young who endures daily beatings from her husband. Her husband knows of a brutal murder that occurred about 30 years ago within the walls of this building and mysteriously touches on all their lives. Strange secrets begin to reveal themselves sending the characters down a path of terror… (from IMDB) Read More »