Kim Hyang-gi and Jung Woo-sung in a still from Innocent Witness (category IIA; Korean), Lee Han’s film about an autistic witness to an elderly man’s death.

Innocent Witness film review: Kim Hyang-gi, Jung Woo-sung in life-affirming courtroom drama

  • Lawyer defending a housemaid accused of murdering her elderly employer wrestles with whether to put an autistic teenager on the witness stand
  • Deft and sensitive portrayal by Kim Hyang-gi of the autistic teenager earns the viewer’s sympathy
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Kim Hyang-gi and Jung Woo-sung in a still from Innocent Witness (category IIA; Korean), Lee Han’s film about an autistic witness to an elderly man’s death.
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Ryu Seung-yon in a still from Extreme Job (category IIB, Korean), directed by Lee Byoung-heon. Jin Sun-kyu and Lee Hanee co-star

Extreme Job film review: Korean fried chicken meets drug bust – it’s finger-licking fun

  • Tale of inept narcotics police who buy the failing restaurant they are using to stake out a drug lord, and make it a roaring success, has been huge hit in Korea
  • Fast-paced, wacky, and with an ensemble cast of likeable goofballs, the film keeps the laugh count high, even if the ending in an anticlimax
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Ryu Seung-yon in a still from Extreme Job (category IIB, Korean), directed by Lee Byoung-heon. Jin Sun-kyu and Lee Hanee co-star
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