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What’s Korean Cinema? 37 – Shiri

The characters try and prevent South Korea from going boom but 1999’s Shiri went boom commercially and perhaps without the spark it set off commercially, Korean cinema would look a lot different today. The new Korean cinema wave starts here. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Shiri production background.
33m 00s – Notes on director Kang Je-gyu,
37m 05s – Han Suk-kyu biography/discussion.
62m 25s – Shiri review.

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Show Links:

What’s Korean Cinema? at Stitcher
Sleazy K’s Video
Hangul Celluloid on Twitter and Facebook
Shiri – Trailer
Korean Film Archive – You Tube
Awaiting (short film by Kang Je-gyu) – Hangul Celluloud review
Choi Dong-hoon (Assassination) – Hangul Cellulouid interview
Shiri notes and background – Darcy’s Korean Film Page

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