movies not to be missed – feb 21, 2012 – (en)

“Public Enemy” (film)
“Public Enemy” (Gonggongui Jeog) is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kang Woo-suk. The film was well-received by audiences and critics alike, being seen by almost 3 million people in South Korea, while winning Sol Kyung-gu “Best Actor” at the 39th Grand Bell Awards for his lead role. The success of the film led to the making of the sequel Another Public Enemy in 2005.
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Detective Kang Chul-joong is the complete antihero, stealing drugs from dealers, taking bribes left and right, neglecting his duties as a father, and dealing with suspects without the chore of following procedure. Cho Gyu-hwan is the perfect case of split personality. When we first meet him, he’s masturbating under the shower throwing profanities at his imaginary companion. Suddenly, out of the shower he’s a normal family man, caring and considerate.
Título en Español – “Public Enemy” (2002)
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“Sorum” (film)
“Sorum” is a 2001 South Korean horror film and the feature film debut of director Yoon Jong-chan. Starring Kim Myeong-min and Jang Jin-young, it tells the story of a young taxi driver who moves into a dilapidated old apartment building, the site of a brutal tragedy thirty years earlier. The film has been nominated for and won several awards.
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More creepy than scary, the movie tells the story of a young taxi driver who moves into a dilapidated old apartment building. Soon thereafter he befriends one of his neighbors, a woman who is beaten by her husband, and hears from another neighbor of the strange history behind the room he has moved into.
Título en Español – Sorum (2001)
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“Die Bad” (film)
“Die Bad” (Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona) is a 2000 South Korean movie. It was the debut film of director Ryu Seung-wan and starred the director and his brother Ryu Seung-beom. The film consists of four distinct parts that were originally created as short films. The parts are connected through the main story of the protagonist Sung-bin’s descent into a life of crime.
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The first of the film’s four parts is titled Rumble. The events start with two groups of rival teenagers hanging out in a bar, playing pool. They end up fighting and the main character Park Sung-bin accidentally kills another youth. He is thrown to prison for the next seven years.
The second part is titled Nightmare after the dreams Sung-bin still has about the man he killed. Sung-bin is trying to get back on track after being released from prison. He manages to get a job in a garage with the help of his brother, but his father still seems to loathe him for his past misdeeds. Eventually Sung-bin ends up saving a local crime boss, Kim Tae-hoon from a brutal beating and gets a job from him.
The next segment, Modern Man, intermixes fake documentary style interviews with a long fight between Kim Tae-hoon and Suk-hwan, an old friend of Sung-bin who was with him on the night that Sung-bin killed the man. Suk-hwan is now a police officer and his part of the interview tells about his job fighting crime while Kim Tae-hoon’s interview segments show him speaking about his career in crime.
The last, longest segment is titled Die Bad. Sung-bin is taking control of his own group after Kim Tae-hoon is taken to prison. Sung-bin recruits a gang of youths, including Suk-hwan’s brother, to serve as knife fodder in largely meaningless fights. In the end, Suk-hwan confronts and kills Sung-bin, but his brother is also killed.
Título en Español – “Die Bad” (2000)
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Movies not to be missed – IMdb – Wilkipedia – Dugutigui

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About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).
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4 Responses to movies not to be missed – feb 21, 2012 – (en)

  1. Only asian movies?🙂

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