Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.
Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.

Review |
The Soul-mate film review: crime drama, buddy movie, supernatural romance – it’s a glorious mishmash

  • Contrived plot points, coincidences, nonsensical action and off-the-wall pacing – this Korean film is like one from the heyday of Hong Kong cinema
  • Kim Young-kwang plays Tae-jin, a rookie cop left in a coma whose ‘soul’ appears to middle-aged widower played by Ma Dong-seok

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.
Ma Dong-seok (left) and Kim Young-kwang in a still from The Soul-mate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Jo Won-hee.
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