Last year's absolute cult hit in Korea doesn't hide its Tarantino, Jackie Chan, and John Woo inspirations. Ryoo Seung-Wan's extraordinary feature debut incorporates two of his earlier shorts, plus two new episodes, for a remarkably cohesive, four-part movie looking at the same character from different angles. Switching from action to horror, mockumentary, and gangster genres with a master's touch, the director engages in both the ethos of fighting and the wasted lives of its marginal characters. 2000, South Korea, in Korean with English subtitles, 35mm, color and BW, 95 minutes. Note: Contains violence.
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