Friday, April 8, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #210

Movie: Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (or) Joint Security Area (Korean,2000)

Plot: At a border post separating North Korea and South Korea, friendship blooms between post guards of the two countries. A sudden intervention jeopardises the friends' usual rendezvous and some of them get killed.

  • The very idea of the film is so genuine and astounding. A sensitive subject has been handled in the deft of ways.
  • The screenplay of the film which shows the reasonably straightforward events with the effect of twists is good.
  • The shoot-out scene and the various build-ups given to it are special.
The likeliness/close resemblance of most of the Korean characters creates a tough confusing time!

A reasonably good cross-border tale.

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