City of fathers - Park Ji-won (2009)
Korean | Subtitle: English | 1:42:01 | 640 x 352 NTSC | DiVX | AC3 – 448 kbps | 1400 MB
“City of Fathers” is another of those Korean films whose title and DVD box art makes it pretty difficult to know what to expect – in this case possibly hard boiled action, emotional drama or wacky comedy. Thankfully, the film is mainly a mixture of the first two, with director Park Ji Won weaving together different elements into an effective and compelling whole, dealing with love, violence and sadness in equal measures. The film boasts an interesting cast, not least due to the presence of Yoo Seung Ho, once hailed as the ‘nation’s little brother’, following up his role in teen detective drama “4th Period Mystery” with something tougher and more substantial. The film is very much an ensemble affair, and he shares the grim limelight with Kim Young Ho (“Portrait of a Beauty”) and Ko Chang Suk (“Insadong Scandal”) as two rather unworthy father figures.