The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Precision Pictures) Running Time: 127 minutes approx. “Dirty Koreans. You should be thankful!” A typically blinkered rant from a power crazed Japanese officer in this epic Korean box office hit that ruffled the sensitivities of many right-wing Japanese commentators in depicting another shameful, hitherto covered up … Continue reading The Battleship Island

Veteran (Beterang)

Veteran (Beterang) Korea (2015) Dir. Ryoo Seung-Wan Who would want to be on the police force in Korea? Not only do you often end up beaten within an inch of your life on a regular basis but also your superiors try to thwart your every move while well-connected criminals are able to bribe and manipulate … Continue reading Veteran (Beterang)

The Berlin File

The Berlin File Korea (2013) Dir. Ryoo Seung-wan All eyes are on an illegal arms deal taking place in a hotel in Berlin involving Arab representative Assim (Tayfun Bademsoy), Russian broker Yuri (Werner Daehn) and a North Korean “Ghost” agent Pyo Jong-seong (Ha Jung-woo). Watching in the shadows are North Korean Berlin Ambassador Ri Hak … Continue reading The Berlin File