Korean cinema gained notoriety in the world in the mid-2000s, when we were bombarded with a large crop of above-average quality films. However, its success in the 21st century comes from the country’s investment in the stoning of good professionals in the area in the early 1990’s. The films will always make use of exacerbated violence and a comic side inherent in the people of that country. In this list, we have brought ten spectacular films of this cinema permeated by nuances.
10º – I Saw the Devil (Jee-woon Kim, 2010)
Violent, cruel and extremely disturbing, ‘I Saw the Devil’ is a treat for the horror movie fan. The plot tells the story of a man seeking revenge when his fiancee is brutally murdered by a deadly serial killer. Here we will not have obvious resolutions to the story, each path of the film surprises the viewer. The concept of hunter and prey is subverted, giving rise to a new notion on the subject. It is also worth mentioning that we have the masterful performance of Min-sik Choi (Oldboy) as the cruel serial killer.
9º – The Handmaiden (Chan-wook Park, 2016)
Controversial, “The Handmaiden” ends up being notable for containing one of the most surprising stories in the movies in recent years. A concise plot, a cast at its best and a brilliant director sets the tone for this film. There are 144 minutes of pure contemplation of what is being displayed on screen.
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