Beyond Parasite: Journey into South Korean cinema – world cinema

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You liked the parasite so much you’ve seen every Bong Joon Ho movie? We understand if you want the creativity of Jaggernaut, the South Korean film industry, even more. Here is a list of entertainment films of different genres that you should include in your search for Korean movies!

Trainto Busan (2016): Many people watched the movie without realizing that the blockbuster about the zombie apocalypse was a Korean creation. One of the most nuanced zombie films, which really elevates the genre from a shitty but funny film to a cinematographic masterpiece worthy of a big screen. The human and stimulating sense is not most associated with the film about the starving undead who take the train, but it fits like a glove with the train to Busan.

The Train to Busan is a zombie-apocalyptic blockbuster.

Chambermaids (2016): The Seamstress is an erotic thriller based on the novel Fingersmith. He took part in the competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and won the award for best foreign film at the Bafta in 2018. The story of the deception based on a love story revolves around a Japanese heiress and a Korean woman who was hired to cheat on her. See the breathtaking images and dark humour that director Park Chang-wook is famous for. Best known for its revenge trilogy. Have you heard from Oldboy? No?! Gasp!), he’s another film genius whose work you need to investigate.

The film Mitten became the best foreign film at the Bafta 2018 exhibition.

Rocking children (2018): This musical drama by Kang Hyun Chul, performed during the Korean War in a prisoner of war camp, is as cheerful as it is cruel. It’s a motley group of characters forced to form an unlikely alliance in a team of tap dancers. Their desire to just dance, however, does not advance with political power. Considered to be the most rhythmic Korean film of all time, this film features David Bowie Modern Love and the Beatles Freeze like a bird. An unforgettable television experience with the K-Pop D.O. of the EXO. (Doh Kyung Soo) will certainly make your heart beat.

The stars of Swing Kids – EXO D.O. (Doh Kyung Soo).

The spy has gone north (2018): Inspired by a true story, this spy drama about a South Korean secret agent invading North Korean nuclear facilities. However, he is drawn into a political labyrinth by the secret agreements between the two countries. High-powered spying, unexpected twists and turns and sharp performance make this watch breathtaking.

is based on a true story.

is based on a true story.

Kim Ji-Young, born in 1982 (2019): This film is about a simple woman – wife, mother, daughter – in her thirties, with a happy life at home. Suddenly she starts acting weird and talking like everyone else. Based on the bestseller of the same name, the film features a conservative reprimand of South Korea. Despite the negative reaction that accompanied the announcement of the film, director Kim Doo-Young insisted that the film was a story to be told.

Kim Ji-young, born in 1982, is based on the bestseller of a controversial novel.

Domestic Hummingbird (2018): Hummingbird is the story of a 14-year-old single girl who was lost as a teenager in the mid-1990s. We have no choice but to take care of a troubled teenage family artist looking for affection. Kim Bohr’s witty film won the Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 – one of many awards at the world festival. This surprisingly mature performance was very well received by protagonist Park Ji Hoo.

Haus Kolibri won the Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019.

Wines (2016): South Korea makes some of the best horror movies in the world! One example is The Wailing, which has quickly reached a kind of cult status since its release. This film is an allegorical masterpiece, it takes a few hours of nervousness to appreciate its brilliance. An extremely frightening and terrifying thriller about a mysterious and cruel disease that infects a small village. The result is a revelation that has divided the public about his genius.

Since his release, Crying has achieved some kind of cult status.

Solar energy (2011): A middle-aged woman tries to meet her classmates for a reunion and eventually changes their lives. With nostalgia as its main theme, it is another very popular film by Kang Hyun Chul. One of the reasons why the clock is so moving is that you can easily find the reflection in each of the characters. The story alternates between two periods full of rich humour, moments of tears and catchy music (this seems to be Kang’s trademark).

Sunny nostalgia is the main theme.

Sunny nostalgia is the main theme.

Taxi drivers (2017): A taxi driver is hired by a foreign journalist to travel to the city, which will be the starting point of the uprising. This film with Song Kang Ho (Papa Kim of Parasite) is based on a true story. Despite the dark subject matter, the film is fascinating thanks to a well thought-out script, skilful direction and powerful interpretation.

The stars of taxi driver Song Kang Ho (Papa Kim the Parasite).

The stars of taxi driver Song Kang Ho (Papa Kim the Parasite).

Extreme work (2019): When a bunch of clumsy cops decide to run a chicken restaurant for an undercover operation, it provides some fun entertainment. This combative comedy with an abundance of delicious fried chickens is one of the best rudenesses in the history of South Korean cinema. Extremely funny, the Extreme Job is a visually attractive mood enhancer!

Extreme work is one of the most difficult works in the history of South Korean cinema.

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