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10 Korean films you must watch


In the world there are several powerful centers of filmmaking. The most powerful and famous, without a doubt, is Hollywood. Every year there are hundreds of movies, TV series and animated films, and then shown in cinemas around the world. Hollywood is indeed a real "cinema factory". Movies are made using the latest technology, it is in Hollywood working with the most famous actors, box office films shot here every year reach tens of billions of dollars.

Another famous center for the production of movies is Europe. The scope of the European film industry can not be compared with the US, however, here did a brilliant Director, and European film school has the richest traditions. Another powerful cinematic capital of India. The centre of Indian film industry bollywood produces more than 1000 films. Though, Indian movies are rather specific and are very popular mostly in Asia. Rapidly developing film industry in China. Although Chinese cinema is also very specific. Another centre of the film industry in Asia is South Korea. This country does not produce such a huge number of films, but among them are really a lot of quality and talented work. Particularly strong South Korean Directors in such genres as romance, Thriller, military and historical paintings.

We have prepared for you a list that includes the best Korean movies. Very recommended to watch them.

10. Wolf-boy

Mother with two daughters moves to a suburban home. One of her daughters was sick and the doctors discovered she had lung disease and was advised to spend some time in the countryside. The house where they live belongs to a business partner of the deceased husband. Over time found that the house they do not live alone. Locked in the barn lives a wild boy who almost can't speak.

Women begin to care for the boy, he begins to pay attention to the eldest daughter. The man who owns the house has on the eldest daughter of their plans.

9. Ice flower

It is a historical film which was released in 2008. The Governor of the state Cora is unable to continue his dynasty, and to give the country the heir to the throne. Because he is gay and can't sleep with his beautiful wife. The Governor only likes her young bodyguard. However, he needed an heir, otherwise he could lose power. And then he orders his bodyguard to be her lover's wife and conceive a child. The king did not even know what threatens him the order and he could lose.

8. The man from nowhere

Release date of film 2010. This is a touching love story of a little girl and a hardened killer, which is replete with gunfights and stunning stunts. The main character is a former special agent, who, after the tragic death of his wife, leaves his job and removed from the people.

He becomes the Manager of a small pawn shop and leads a quiet and solitary life. He communicates only with the neighbor and her little daughter, who becomes for him a real relationship with the outside world. One day the girl's mother gets into trouble related to drugs. Her and her daughter are kidnapped members of the drug mafia and their lives is in danger. The former agent had to remember his old life and start saving a girl and her mother.

The plot of the film is very dynamic, there are a lot of fights, shootings and spectacular stunts. Well chosen cast.

7. New world

This is another thrilling detective story, which appeared in 2013. The film has a great script, good cast and well-staged special effects.

The film tells about detective Cha Sleep, which works undercover. His task is to infiltrate the largest crime syndicate in the country and expose the criminals. It took him eight long years. He manages to earn the trust of the head of a mafia clan and become the right hand of the head of the syndicate. But when the head of the mafia dies, the main character begin to torment doubts: whether to hand over offenders to the authorities or to remain on the top of the criminal pyramid. And to resolve the acute domestic conflict Cha Sleep very quickly, because time had not.

6. Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring

This pattern was released in 2003, took its Director Kim Ki-Duk, he played a major role. The film received positive reviews from critics.

The beautiful lake is a Buddhist temple, in which a small boy perceives the mystery of existence under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The boy grows older and falls in love with a beautiful girl. After that, he leaves the temple and goes out into the big world. There he will face cruelty, injustice and betrayal. Experiences love and friendship. Years pass, and a former student returns to the old temple, all grown up and experiencing life. This film is about the return to basics, that sometimes the most valuable thing we leave behind, trying to get more out of life. I advise you to watch this wise philosophical parable.

5. Stalker

This action-Packed Thriller, which was released in 2008. The Director of the movie was To Hong Jin.

The film tells the story of the capture of a serial killer who preyed on young girls. It is opposed by an experienced police officer. Criminal plays with the police, it is unknown if his latest victim.

The film was very successful, dynamic and exciting plot, great camera work. The Americans soon withdrew its version of this film, but I should say that it is far from South Korean film.

4. The road home

The film tells about the conflict between two generations, in this case, young city boy and his old grandmother, who all his life spent in the village. For a long time the little boy can be called a rather difficult child is forced to live away from the life he was used to. After a comfortable city apartment, the boy gets into a country house, where not even electricity. His grandmother all his life engaged in hard physical labour on the land, she wants to show him that material possessions in the world – is not important.

Time passes and the child begins to change. So begins his road home. The grandmother played an old mute woman.

3. Oldboy

It's an old movie that was released in the last century. The picture was directed by Park Chan-Wook. Critics immediately pointed out a very interesting screenplay and great acting.

Ordinary, unremarkable person, once kidnapped and thrown into a prison cell in which he spends a long fifteen years. At liberty, he left his wife and children. Fifteen years later it released with a large sum of money and a telephone. Insinuating voice on the phone asked, I figured if a former prisoner the secret of his imprisonment.

The conclusion was very expensive the main character: he can't talk, is afraid of light, his behavior frightens others. But he really wants to know who dared to commit it to him.

2. Memories of murder

Another action-Packed South Korean detective. It was released in 2003. The basis of his script on real events. The film tells about the investigation of a series of murders that occurred in the Korean province.

To search for the killer arrives to the city an experienced police officer from the capital, it should detect maniac. He helped the local colleagues and numerous volunteers. The film is very realistic, the acting is mesmerizing. The film received numerous awards at prestigious film festivals and is in second place in our ranking of the best Korean movies.

1. The 38th parallel

This is one of the most famous Korean paintings, she talks about the tragic events of the Korean war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953.

On the background of the tragic historical events shows the fate of one family. The main character tries to save their loved ones and send them in a safe place. His family have become refugees and survive all the horrors and misfortune. The main character forcibly taken as soldiers, and he finds himself in the meat grinder of the civil war, where some Koreans kill other Koreans. This is by far the best film about the war and one of the best military films in world cinema. It shows all the horrors of war, where there is nothing heroic, and which brings only sorrow and death.

The film won numerous international awards.

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