Top 10 Korean Films of 2014

9. Futureless Things

Kim Kyung-mook went in a very different direction with his new film Futureless Things, which debuted at Jeonju last year. Featuring numerous overlapping stories that take place in a convenience store, its premise may not seem all that appealing, particularly given the prominence of omnibus films in Korean cinema, but with his latest, Kim mingles comedy, pathos and catharsis in equal measure.

Though not every section knocks it out of the park, each does feel part of a well thought out whole. Exposing the harshness of contemporary Korea while revelling in the small moments of beauty that nevertheless abound, Futureless Things captures the country in its present state, and as I’ve come to know it.

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

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