Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star. Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star.
Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star.

Asian cinema: Korean films

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Swing Kids film review: Do Kyung-soo plays tap-dancing hero in prisoner-of-war drama

  • La La Land meets The Battleship Island, and it doesn’t end well as a black American sergeant tries to teach North and South Korean prisoners to tap-dance
  • The director asks us to squirm at the meaningless brutality of war, but also cut a rug to his toe-tapping dance numbers

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star. Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star.
Do Kyung-soo (centre) in a still from Swing Kids (category IIB; Korean, English), directed by Kang Hyeong-chul. Park Hye-su and Jared Grimes co-star.
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