January 10, 2004 8:07 PM Subscribe
What are some good Korean movies? [more inside]
posted by alidarbac to media & arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm already a huge Hong Kong film fan. However, save a couple of rare exceptions (Infernal Affairs, Shaolin Soccer), HK cinema has been going down the tubes in the past 5 years or so.
I've heard that Korean cinema is the hot new thing, but I don't know where to start, especially when so many of the covers look like really sappy romantic comedies. The only Korean movie I've seen so far is Shiri, which I thought was a fairly serviceable, but not exceptional action thriller.
I'm looking both for something a bit on the artsy side (like Wong Kar-Wai) or on the action side.