In this small universe of a small city, strong and determined characters collide all the time. Even so that two friends share the same history from two different perspectives.
The actors are well known korean actors, frequent in big budget films and are among Sang-soo's close circle of friends. The locations are a strong part of the seemly fun filmmaking of his. They seem as important as the plot when we know how they were chosen: Sang-soo shoots in hotels…
It tells the story of a girl from 1979 and a guy from the year 2000 who can communicate through a HAM radio. The mediocre acting and the poor directing made the movie a little boring and made me cringe sometimes, but the plot twists turned it interesting enough for it to be a representant of the Korean cinema. Like every film that deals with temporal communication, it demanded wits (see Back to the Future triology) and also had some…
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This one is notable for the portrayal of delinquency, drug subculture, prostitution rings and crime in Japanese cinema. Although extraordinary (women don't usually partake in such acts as main subjects,) The World of Kanako is exceptional in every aspect.
While Fujishima Kanako looks like the center of all destruction in the film, she's actually part something bigger. That is, even if she's the actor of all ingenious psychological violence, most of the shocking physical violence is put through by the…