• “A film is a ribbon of dreams.
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Despite being the object of ridicule in numerous scenes, his underlying, offbeat charm runs constant throughout the film.

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But Park's approach is more expansive that of most other Korean gangster films.
, without ever being self-consciously dramatic or polemical, ultimately demonstrates that Seoul is more than sum of its parts, and reassures the viewer that the city is magnanimous enough to accept the radicalness of its new landmark.By the end of the film, it becomes clear that, despite its cool, clear-eyed viewpoint, is a documentary with passion in its heart.

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(This is a Hong film, so we don't know if the relationship is officially over.
Entitled "The Non-analogous Hong Sangsoo: Seeing His Films on His Own Terms"(*), Deutelbaum's paper argues against trying to make sense of Hong's films through our sense of other directors, be they other Asian directors (Tsai Ming-liang or Hou Hsiao-hsen) or not (Michelangelo Antonioni or Eric Rohmer).


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She quickly falls asleep, however, and dreams of herself and English actress Jane Birkin.
It is also encouraging to see a Korean film so good at calmly manipulating its viewers to generate maximum suspense, rather than subjecting them to mock-cathartic (as opposed to genuinely emotionally satisfactory) explosions of undeserving sentiments.

Yet all of this is wrapped up in the possibility of being dreams or memories.
Source: Korean Film Council.

Seoul population: 10.4 million
Nationwide population: 50.9 million

As the film opens, North Korean intelligence officer Pyo Jong-seong (Ha Jung-woo, , ) is negotiating an arms deal with a band of Middle Eastern terrorists.

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Meanwhile the Northern headquarters is sending Dong Myung-soo (Ryoo Seung-beom, ), a sadistic interrogator and cold-blooded assassin, to clean up the mess. was one of 2013's biggest domestic hits (7.4 million tickets sold), not to mention the most financially successful film directed by the perennially under-appreciated Ryoo Seung-wan ().

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Many domestic viewers compared the film to the Jason Bourne series, but despite a few superficial concession to the latter's fragmentary style, is a throwback to the "serious" espionage thrillers of '60s and '70s, films such as (1966, also set in Berlin and written by Harold Pinter), (1968) and (1975).

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Director: William WylerCast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaineOld-fashioned and melodramatic it may be, but playwright Lillian Hellman’s tale of decent lives destroyed by idle gossip still hits hard. MacLaine and Hepburn play the proprietors of a prestigious all-girls school who are forced to close when an especially psychotic little brat claims she saw them kissing. Hepburn was sold as the movie's star – she's the dainty, glamorous one with the macho boyfriend (James Garner). But it's MacLaine who stands out, as the determined bachelorette forced to face a few things she's been hiding from herself. The supporting performances are stunning, especially Miriam Hopkins as MacLaine's voracious aunt, and it's lovely (and, even in 2015, unusual) to see a movie so dominated by women, with Garner the only guy who gets more than a line or two. TH

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Although not technically Korean films, these works are of great interest to many fans of Korean cinema, so we will be providing a separate page (coming soon) for reviews of these and other "not quite Korean" films.Looking ahead to the rest of 2013, the one massive project on the horizon is Bong Joon-ho's SF epic , expected to reach theaters in August.