He arrives in Kaesong, a new economic zone serving Chinese businessmen, and witnesses an explosion. While most spy thrillers content themselves with a few military skirmishes, Yang gives us a full-blown missile altercation that shows this is a war film that means business. With the help of two teenage cheerleaders, Um puts him in the back of his van and heads down to Seoul, the nearest place where they could get medical help. Although his face is never shown, the mere thought of his life hanging in the balance should be titillating enough for Korean audiences. The ending delivers a smashing payoff, not through typical Korean CG-overkill, but with old-fashioned man-to-man fights choreographed by Choi Bong-rok and an eerie spectacle set in underground tunnels.
T his rip-roaring, record-breaking South Korean zombies-on-a-train romp barrels along like a runaway locomotive — The Railing Dead. Moving nimbly from the confrontational animation of The King of Pigs and The Fake to the more mainstream live action of Train to Busan , Yeon retains a sharp graphic sensibility that pays snappy dividends. Before you can say Snowpiercer meets 28 Days Later , a thundering tide of flesh-eaters is pouring through the aisles, over the seats and down the corridors, a necrotising, limb-cracking wave of contorting, gnarly nastiness. We believe that your safety is not in jeopardy! Later, a selfish mob who bar their doors against our ragtag band of heroes seem indistinguishable from the ravenous hordes eating their way through the train, with Yeon playfully conjuring mirror images of horror crushed up against the opaque glass.
Vengeance and followed by Lady Vengeance. The film follows the story of Oh Dae-su, who is imprisoned in a cell which resembles a hotel room for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or his captor's motives. When he is finally released, Dae-su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls in love with an attractive young sushi chef.
Jump to navigation. A Taxi Driver is a thrilling, tear-jerking, thoroughly entertaining Korean film. Based on a true story, the film follows an out-of-luck widowed taxi driver, Kim Song Kang-Ho , and his struggles to support his young daughter. When a German reporter, Peter Thomas Kretschmann , arrives in Seoul, he offers Kim a huge sum of money to take him to the town of Gwangju to investigate rumours of mass political unrest.