The City of Violence
Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. There, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it, each in his own way. Their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing.
- Stars:Jae-mo Ahn, Kil-Kang Ahn, Seok-yong Jeong, Deok-hyeon Jo, Doo-hong Jung, Byeong-ok Kim, Kkobbi Kim, Seo-hyeong Kim, Shi-hoo Kim, Su-hyeon Kim, Beom-su Lee, Ju-shil Lee, Nalie Lee, Ju-wan On, Seung-wan Ryoo,
- Country:South Korea
- Director:Seung-wan Ryoo,
- Writer:Jung-min Kim, Won-jae Lee, Seung-wan Ryoo
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(gb) wrote: That was pretty funny.
(nl) wrote: karioles petheres....
(fr) wrote: this movie is funny... down to earth and the music... well, what can I say? Martita rocks... beautiful and her music is alike no other.
(ru) wrote: Boogeyman sets up the spooky atmosphere with a classic haunted-house setting and psychological tension, but if you're looking for a definitive study of our culture's paranoia with the self-titled enigma, there's plenty of superior alternatives.
(gb) wrote: I heart this movie.... any raver or old school ravers you understand
(ag) wrote: Amazing. The performances in this movie... Amazing!
(us) wrote: Review In A Nutshell:There was something about Taste of Cherry that hit me during my first viewing; it tackled the intimacy and quietness of suicide in such an honest way. Coming back to this, I hoped it would create a much larger impact on me, since I already knew what I was coming into and the ideas behind it couldn't be clearer; but sadly my experience did not improve, neither did it worsen.After recently seeing Heathers, suicide and the way it is conveyed in cinema has been on my mind, and very few films capture the irony and destruction of suicide as much as Heathers. Taste of Cherry plays out the opposite. What we have here is a film that shows the personal and intimate side of taking one's own life. It follows a man, only known as Mr. Badii, who has decided to take his own life and wants another person to aid him in creating the perfect suicide. The person that helps does not actually perform anything that would end his life; his role is only to check if he was still alive and if not he has to simply bury him. The entire film revolves around Mr. Badii searching for that one person that would help him, but with each shows resistance, even the one that would eventually accept his offer, as it would either frighten them or would go against their personal or religious values.Abbas Kiarostami, the film's director, does not provide the film any concrete answers; exposition is certainly low in regarding to the protagonist, and all we have to react to is the emotions that fill that car of his. The film rarely ever strays away from the vehicle, filling the time with conversations and mid shots that contains very little variety. The audience does not immediately gain sympathy for the protagonist, as it progresses in stages with each new passenger allowing us to feel closer to Mr. Badii. There is a correlating pattern with each new passenger, showing an increase of age, wisdom and empathy; Kiarostami understands that it is only when we are naturally closer to death and a large wealth of experience is running behind us, that we become much more understanding of death and the rich value of life. It is not up to us whether or not someone should or should not take their own life, but it is in our nature to influence others and aiding them in making the "right" decision.Taste of Cherry is no doubt a deep and emotional film due to its plot and the ideas it explores, but I personally feel it has stretched itself out for too long. The story itself is a simple one, and the ideas covering it are universal to the point where it could be established and conveyed to its audience within half the length of the film. I feel that the film would have worked better, in regards to its pacing and execution, if the film was 20 minutes shorter, or at least feature one sequence within the film that strays away from the repeated cycle, while still maintaining to the thematic intentions of the film of course.Taste of Cherry does what many filmmakers are afraid to do, telling an honest story about suicide. Death has become something regular in films, that sometimes the truth and heart behind it is lost; instead it is used as a way to shock its audience or to simply push the plot forward. The film allows us to stop and contemplate about the value of human life, and how others out there are battling their own personal demons, and are thinking to end it all just to gain that sense of relief, even for just a moment.
(gb) wrote: Always such a fun to watch +90s rock.
(jp) wrote: This unofficial sequel to Night of the Living Dead has some decent moments, and a cool premise, but it really doesn't work well. The acting is pretty bad, as is the editing. On the plus side, there is some pretty clever zombies with a hunger for dumb people.
(ca) wrote: Altho based on their hit stage play, resulting in a stagebound feel to the thing, many scenes with a cast of extras merely standing around in the background, nonetheless still zany. Groucho himself notes that "not all the jokes can be good", but then again, many are. Margaret Dumont does better stuff with her eyes than some actresses do with their whole career. One of my favorites, including the classic " Hello, I Must Be Going".
(de) wrote: The history of many of us