Sunday, August 14, 2005

Short Cuts: Joint Security Area (2000)

First feature-film from Korean director Park Chan-wook's (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy). Set on the border between South and North Korea, J.S.A. is a wonderful, smart, emotional, action-packed film that never betrays the intimacy of story and the depth of character at the expense of its slickness and assured flashiness. It also proves that Park was the real deal from the get-go. Can't wait to see Sympathy for Lady Vengeance which was just released in Asia at the end of July.

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