1: A HARD DAY
OFFICIAL PLOT (asian wiki)
Detective Gun-Soo (Lee Sun-Kyun) is involved in a car accident which he attempts to cover up. He then falls into an unexpected situation with the only witness Chang-Min (Cho Jin-Woong) threatening him. Chang-Min hides his true purpose and identity from Gun-Soo.
This looks like it can be another huge hit from South Korea. The description above doesn’t really give you any clues to how he covers up the hit & run accident.
When he accidentally kills this man, he tries to dispose of the body in his recently deceased mothers coffin. I think the coffin is in a funeral parlour and he has to open up the coffin and throw this body on top of his dead mother. Now that sounds a little bit unsettling, doesn’t it?
Obviously the shit hits the fan and things spiral out of control when he receives a phone call from a stranger who claims to have seen him cover up the accident.
So, I’ve absolutely no idea where the film will go, but one thing is for sure, Korea sure does know how to bring us a good fast paced and original thriller.
2: ICE POISON
NO OFFICIAL PLOT
It’s not very often (actually never) that I’ve sat down to write about a film from Burma. The only man I’ve known to be man enough to enter Burma was a certain man called john Rambo, and even he was hesitant. I couple years back I watched an astonishing, yet heartbreaking documentary called “Burma Vj” which I just thought I should mention because it really is something that everyone should see.
“Ice poison” follows two main characters in what looks like a documentary style film. The two characters are poor and struggling to make ends meet, and are left with no other choice but to go into the drug trade and start selling crystal meth. So, we can only imagine how things will turn out. With the style of filming involved I thinks it’s safe to say that it’s gonna be very realistic, dirty, and gritty as hell.
3: NO TEARS FOR THE DEAD
OFFICIAL P,OT (asian wiki)
A love story between a professional hitman and his next target.
OK, I could be doing without the love story side of of things, but I’m pretty sure this is destined for greatness as it’s the new film from “Man from nowhere” director Lee jeong-Beom. The trailer looks great, but I’m sorry man, I just can’t dig the epic asian pop songs that are sometimes played in these trailers. Im sure it’s huge in Korea and everyone loves that type of music. I honestly think that it leaves a really cool trailer dripping with cheese and I’d even go as far as saying that I have my head in my hands every time I hear one. Just as well they make some of the finest films on the the planet, so I can forgive them for their love of pop music.