Top 10 Korean Films of 2014

7. Alive

Park Jung-bum’s debut The Journals of Musan (2010) became one of the most successful Korean indies in years, earning a bevy of awards on the international film festival circuit. Rather than focus his energies for his follow up Alive, Park took the ambitious route by producing a grim three hour indie. Remarkably, he pulls it off, presenting a bleak but riveting portrait of one man’s tribulations as he toils away to keep a roof over his family’s head.

Though it has many qualities, perhaps most impressive of all is Park’s performance in the main role. A monument of reticence and tenacity, the nervous energy and mixture of confidence and desperation that drives him is unlike any other role this year.

Intro - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - Best of the Rest

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