Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Wilson Yip Kids. Who’d have them, eh? You bring them into the world, give them everything, teach them everything and they repay by going missing in a foreign country and exposes a criminal operation with huge political implications. That is what drives this final entry … Continue reading Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja) Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Eon-hee Trust. It’s a very important commodity in life that can make or break a relationship. If it is broken or abused, the consequences can be devastating. Lee Eon-hee’s fraught drama begins like a horrific kidnap case but in fact reveals itself to be … Continue reading Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

Coin Locker Girl (Cha-i-na-ta-un)

Coin Locker Girl (Cha-i-na-ta-un) Korea (2015) Dir. Han Jun-hee Making his directorial debut, Han Jun-hee use a grim and violent story to illustrate a notable change in modern South Korea - to wit: women are starting to challenge the long-standing patriarchal society, no longer content with being mere supporting players. Abandoned as a baby in … Continue reading Coin Locker Girl (Cha-i-na-ta-un)

The Traffickers (Gong-mo-ja-deul)

The Traffickers (Gong-mo-ja-deul) Korea (2012) Dir. Hong-seon Kim After his best friend is killed during a failed mission, black market organ trafficker Young-gyu (Im Chang-jung) decides to put this life behind him. But a girl he is sweet on, Yu-ri (Jo Yoon-hee), is in desperate need for money to pay for her father’s surgery so … Continue reading The Traffickers (Gong-mo-ja-deul)