Tag Archives: Yeong-ae Lee

Chan-wook Park – Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA AKA J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)

Synopsis:
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining rounds in the assassin’s magazine, amount to 16 cartridges for a gun that should normally hold 15. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved – all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic. 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 »