The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable minute sequence.
Korean Film Council www. Despite its dark visual tone and the mood of foreboding that hangs over just about every scene, there's also a playfulness at work just below the surface. But you wouldn't necessarily pick that up just from reading the synopsis.
Our protagonist Kwon Yoo TV star Ji Chang-wook, in his film debut is a heroic online gamer, displaying resourcefulness, leadership abilities, and a willingness to sacrifice himself for the good of his fellow players. In real life, however, he is an unemployed loser who was kicked off of the national taekwondo team for fighting with a teammate.
Living with his mother, his life seems to be going nowhere, until it unexpectedly gets much worse. After receiving a phone call and following through on what seems like an ordinary request, he suddenly finds himself accused of rape and murder, with forensic evidence that seems irrefutable.
Kwon Yoo is baffled, both at how he ended up being framed this way, and why anyone would bother to target an ordinary guy like him. His confusion will only grow deeper as he finds himself painted as a monster in the press, then swiftly sentenced and thrown in jail with a A critique the movie saving private ryan by steven spielberg sentence and no parole.
But the plot of Fabricated City is only just getting warmed up. With each breathless escape, plot twist and betrayal more outlandish than the last, Kwon Yoo finds himself on an adventure far more dramatic than the games he loves to play.
It should probably be emphasized from the start that in order to enjoy Fabricated City, you have to watch it in the right frame of mind.
This film has a lot of haters. Its hyper-kinetic energy and cyber-punk attitude are probably more naturally suited to the young, but most of all, it needs to be watched with an appreciation for the tongue-in-cheek rebelliousness that lies at its heart.
Director Park Kwang-hyun has been away a long time since releasing his hugely popular debut film Welcome to Dongmakgolwhich was scripted by Jang Jin and which sold over 8 million tickets.
Over the next decade Park's intended follow-up, the big-budget SF action project Kwon Bob, looked ready to enter production on several occasions before falling through each time for various reasons.
Fabricated City is perhaps an unexpected comeback for the director, with a very different tone than we've seen in his previous work. It has its weaknesses, including an at-times imprecise control over the film's tone. But Park retains his gift for creating interesting and funny characters, such as the genius hacker Yeo-wool who has some unusual communication issues played by Shim Eun-kyoung, who voiced the robot in Sori: It's these sort of colorful and unpredictable characters that ultimately prove to be Fabricated City's biggest strength.
Darcy Paquet New Trial In recent years there have been a number of successful Korean films based on real-life court cases, such as Chung Ji-young's Unbowed, in which a professor threatens violence against a judge he believes is biased; and FEFF Audience Award winner Silenced, about victims of sexual abuse at a school for the deaf.
New Trial too is based on a real life court case that has received considerable attention in the Korean press, particularly after being highlighted in a popular investigative TV program.
But what makes this a particularly unusual situation is that as the film was being developed, written and shot, the trial was still ongoing. The "Yakchon Intersection murder case" took place in August in the southwestern city of Iksan. A year-old high school student working as a delivery boy came across a taxi driver who had suffered repeated stab wounds.
After testifying to the police, the boy was arrested as a suspect, and ultimately confessed to the crime.
He then served 10 years in prison before being released in Desperately poor, and outraged at the way he had been treated, the defendant then filed for a retrial, asserting that he was innocent and his original confession had been forcibly extracted by the police with threats and violence.
New Trial is not meant to be a documentary retelling of what actually happened. It's a character-based drama that alters some of the specifics, and sometimes tips over into melodrama, but stays true to the core issues of the case. The main character in the film is not the defendant - named Hyun-woo and played by the popular actor Kang Ha-neul Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet -- but the lawyer who represents him.
With his family life in crisis and his public reputation shattered, he begs a friend to help him find work. But it's clear that Joon-young has an attitude problem.
It's with great reluctance that he agrees to take on some pro bono work, through which he meets Hyun-woo's mother and begins to learn about their situation.
Actually this is not the first time that director Kim Tae-yun has adapted a controversial real-life case into a commercial film. Another Family is a thinly-veiled reference to a notorious Samsung Electronics semiconductor plant where workers contracted a wide range of life-threatening illnesses including leukemia.
It is the story of the father of one of the victims, who in the course of working through his grief and demanding that the company accept responsibility, gradually transforms into an activist.
It was a daring film to make, given Samsung's outsized influence in South Korean society, but he managed to strike an effective balance between social criticism and entertainment. New Trial too is, at its heart, the story of one man's inner transformation.
And as with his previous film, Kim tries to accomplish two things at once. He presents a dramatic story that pulls the viewer in and makes us care about the fate of its characters, but he also embeds the work with a streak of idealism although it is not Ken Loach by any means.
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