Shiri (1999) was instrumental in the success of the Korean Wave of filmmaking.

Shiri: how 1999 South Korean action blockbuster changed Asian cinema forever

  • Shiri, released 20 years ago, outperformed Titanic in South Korean cinemas and was a big part in the success of the Korean Wave
  • The director used many Hollywood storytelling devices, while keeping the content strictly Korean
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Shiri (1999) was instrumental in the success of the Korean Wave of filmmaking.
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Gong Hyo-jin in a still from Hit-and-Run Squad (category IIB; Korea), directed by Han Jun-hee and also starring Ryu Jun-yeol.

Hit-and-Run Squad film review: Korean crime drama’s strong female characters can’t save it from its flaws

  • Hit-and-Run Squad puts a refreshing female spin on its story of police corruption and professional motor-racing
  • But Han Jun-hee’s film is held back by a procedural plot, slow pace and misguided ending
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Gong Hyo-jin in a still from Hit-and-Run Squad (category IIB; Korea), directed by Han Jun-hee and also starring Ryu Jun-yeol.
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