Bong Joon HoStill: Memories of Murder
Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol/Incoherence (1994, short), Baeksekin/White Man (1994, short), Peureimsogui Gieokdeul/Memories in My Frame (1994, short), Flandersui gae/Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Sarin ui chu-eok/Memories of Murder (2003), Sink & Rise (2003, short), Influenza (2004, short), Gue-Mool/The Host (2006), Tokyo! (2008, segment: Shaking Tokyo), Madeo/Mother (2009), 3.11: A Sense of Home (2011, segment: Iki), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017), Gisaengchoong/Parasite (2019), Parasite (B&W Version) (2020)
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Barking Dogs Never Bite
Tragi-comic study about loneliness, in which two people who have nothing to do keep themselves busy, one kidnapping the other finding dogs in their district. Bizarre developments represented as commonplace.
Adolescent anxiety of young women in a society dominated by men is the starting point for a film about an obscure lesbian three-cornered affair.
Memories of Murder
Melancholy humorous drama was the big hit of 2003 with press and audiences in Korea. The film is set in 1986, when Korea was ruled by a repressive military regime and the police did their best to hunt the first Korean serial killer.
After careless imperialist trials by the Americans, one beautiful summer day there is suddenly a gruesome monster hanging under one of the bridges over the River Han. And it doesn’t just go away. Bong’s third film has everything: global political matters, Korean self mockery, beautiful computer graphics, spectacular action and moving family love. In short: the Korean monster hit of the year.
As a student at the KAFA, Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder) made this beautiful trilogy about hypocrisy and stupidity of authorities, still his favourite subject.
In this previously unreleased short film by Bong (Parasite), security cameras record the downward spiral of a failed salesman turned robber.
The maker of The Host is again in top form. Dislocating drama about a mother who will do anything to prove that her mentally handicapped son is not a murderer. It was a major hit in South Korea, partly thanks to the breathtaking portrayal of the mother's role.
Parasite (B&W Version)
Inspired by their love of classic cinema, Bong Joon Ho and his cameraman made a black-and-white version of Parasite, the big hit of 2019.