Directed by Lee Chang-dong
his military service, a young man returns home to find his family divided
and his old neighborhood a casualty of economic progress. When he is unable
to find work, he joins a band of gangsters in Seoul, but his new job is
complicated when he falls in love with the top mobster's girlfriend.
"...told with conviction, honesty and a discerning eye--a critical picture
of Korean society...The new culture is a non-culture: Coca-Cola, freeways
and cellular phones" (World Socialist Web Site). Korean with
English subtitles. 111 minutes.