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What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:44:21 pm »
Mine was Oldboy. Saw it back in Canada.
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 01:51:44 pm »
301, 302. Fairly bleak movie. I wouldn't really suggest it unless you've seen and enjoyed The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and her Lover. Or you generally enjoy Peter Greenaway films.


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 01:53:12 pm »
Friend (친구).

Watched it with a friend at the Defense Language Institute back around 2003. I was studying Arabic, he was studying Korean. I remember being mildly jealous that Korean language cinema seemed much more interesting than the majority of Arabic language cinema, but to balance that out a bit I also remember thinking all the Korean music he listened to was completely terrible.


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 01:53:12 pm »
Attack the Gas Station

I didn't even know what Korea was, beyond crazy old North Korea, when I saw this. Thought it was pretty funny/good at the time (2000ish)
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 01:57:10 pm »
"Attack the Gas Station". After that I think it was "Sex is Zero".  After that, hmm..."The Classic" maybe?


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 01:58:42 pm »
Plan Man (플랜맨)

I was at a Korean cultural event and they showed this movie. A decent comedy with a touching backstory for the protagonist.
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 02:00:20 pm »
개같은 날의 오후 or A Hot Roof

https://mydramalist.com/13853-a-hot-roof
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 02:02:05 pm »
Jesus, None of my poll selections are worth shit. hahahahaha
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 02:23:20 pm »
Not a movie, but in my HS and early uni anime days, I watched an anime adaptation of a Korean drama called 'Winter Sonata'.
Was pretty cheesy, but it didn't take much to impress a young adult with mild weabooism.


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 02:31:09 pm »
My first Korean movie was M*A*S*H*.  :P

No, but really, my first REAL korean flick was Adjosshi. Your typical young-girl-befriends-brooding-stranger revenge story. I enjoyed the crap out of it!  :azn:


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 02:48:27 pm »
100 pound beauty hahaha!


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 02:49:41 pm »
Shiri (1999), I saw in 2002...

It was the first blockbuster post IMF crisis.

North Korean spy, South Korean agent, a beautiful woman, lots of action and intensity.

I enjoyed it.

The first Korean movie I saw at the movie theater was Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003).

It was beautiful on the big screen.

My Wife is a Gangster (2001) I saw in a video bang, the first film i technically saw while in this country.

It was hilarious!
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 06:36:54 pm »
The Host (2006)


  • JNM
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 07:06:33 pm »
Does “Snow Piercer” count?


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 08:47:02 pm »
"Take Care of My Cat", I think.


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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2019, 09:05:22 pm »
Does “Snow Piercer” count?

Yup! I'm seeing that tomorrow in Myeongdong and my GF got me the deluxe boxset Blu-Ray for my bday.

Love that movie. Visual masterpiece.
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2019, 09:11:09 pm »
The Bow   I saw it back home way before I ended up in Korea.

Oldboy was the first one I saw in Korea. I think.
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2019, 11:41:11 pm »
엽기적은 그녀   Synopsis: All tomboys are secretly super cute girly girls.

IMDB 8,1
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293715/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLiQnbUqgI
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  • Mr C
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2019, 07:40:25 am »
Doggy Poo

The story of a doggy poo in search of meaning in his life.  Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: What was your first Korean movie that you ever saw?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2019, 11:39:51 am »
The VERY first one..."Please Teach Me English".

..the soon after... "Sex is Zero", "The Brotherhood of War", "Old Boy"