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EIFF 2019: Extreme Job (2019) dir: Byeong-heon Lee

This high-octane mix of laughs, action and gratuitously mouthwatering shots of fried chicken was a record-breaking box office hit in South Korea and is bound to find plenty of fans amongst Asian cinephiles here. It stars Seung-ryong Ryu, Lee Hanee, Seon-kyu Jin, Dong-hwi Lee and Gong-Myoung.

Extreme Job (2019)

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EIFF 2019: Unstoppable (2018) writer and director: Kim Min-Ho

The hulking Dong-seok Ma is by far the best thing about this fairly standard South Korean thriller. It's serviceable enough stuff but overlong and lacking in new ideas. Also starring Ji-Hyo Song, Seong-oh Kim, Min-jae Kim and Ji-hwan Park.

Dong-seok Ma in Unstoppable

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The Villainess (2017) directed by Byung-gil Jung

Review of an occasionally confusing but often epic and exhilarating South Korean variant of La Femme Nikita, starring Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin and Jun Sung.

Ok-bin Kim plays Sook-hee in The Villainess

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The Age of Shadows

Fans of Jee-woon Kim’s other films should feel right at home with this period action thriller.

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The Handmaiden (Director’s Cut)

Manipulation, cruelty and subterfuge are on the menu in this visually sumptuous masterpiece Chan-wook Park.

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​Train to Busan

Korean "zombies on a train" horror is an initially exciting but ultimately wearying journey.

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