Save the Green Planet 9/11/08
So, we start off by not really being sure as to whether Byeong-gu is insane or there actually is some validity to his claims, to completely ignoring this point in the torture and attempts of escape that take up most of the film, to being convinced he's a complete nutter to the last twist which I'm s...
Fine, Totally Fine 9/08/08
The film has won the top prize at the biggest Japanese film festival in the world, the Nippon Connection in Frankfurt, the audience award at the New York Asian film festival and the Japan film angel prize for new scriptwriters.
In short, despite its shortcomings, Tekkonkinkreet is a very enjoyable experience and a must see for any fan of Japanese animation.
Peppermint Candy 6/13/07
In short, this is a story about a man and his road to ruin. It opens with a scene where the lead character Yongho, crazed, rambling and nearing a breakdown, stumbles upon a reunion of his friends from 20 years back. To their disbelief, he climbs to a railroad track and commits suicide shouting "I'm going back!". In the next 2 hours, we slowly discover what has lead him to that moment...
Chronicle of an Escape 6/08/07
It is the best thriller I've seen in years, it kept me on the edge of my seat and my heart racing 100mph, especially in the second half of the film.
Nobody Knows 3/29/07
This film is based on a true story from 1988, known as the "Affair of the four abandoned children of Sugamo"; 4 children (one brother aged 14 and 3 sisters aged 7,3 and 2) are abandoned by their mother and left to fend for themselves, which has tragic consequences.