O piseu [Office] (2015)

O piseu
Director: Won-Chan Hong
Writer: Won-Chan Hong
Cast: Seong-woo Bae, Ah-sung KoSeong-Woong Park, Eui-sung Kim
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 23.9.2015
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard.]

Kim (Seong-woo Bae) returns home from his job, pulls out a hammer, kills his entire family and disappears. When his work colleagues hear about it, they’re understandably shocked, but none more so than Lee Mi-Rye (Ah-sung Ko), a young intern and apparently the only one who actually liked Kim. When employees start dying at the office, it looks like Kim might have returned to the office to dispatch his bulliers.

O piseu has an excellent set-up, starts to drag with the execution of said set-up and then completely unravels when it comes to resolving the situation. What a waste.


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Snowpiercer (2013)

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writer: Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson
Based on: Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette‘s graphic novel Le Transperceneige
Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie BellKang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Luke Pasqualino, Ah-sung Ko

The world is frozen in its entirety. The only people left are hurtling through it on a high-speed train. On the train there is  a strict class hierarchy – in the front, the rich people live. In the back the poor live in squalor. One of the poor people is Curtis (Chris Evans) who quietly organizes a rebellion with the help of Edgar (Jamie Bell) and Gilliam (John Hurt). But getting to the front of the train might be the least of their problems.

Snowpiercer was an exciting film. Tense, with a weird sense of humor and great action scenes. It did not have the most innovative of plots, but with an awesome setting and beautiful cinematography it more than makes up for that.


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