Top 25 Korean Films - No. 5

Save the Green Planet (Dir. Jang Joon-hwan, 2003)

A phantasmagoric masterpiece than ends in a crescendo of catharsis, Save the Green Planet is one of the most unique Korean films out there and provided me with perhaps the most memorable film screening I’ve ever had. It was the first Korean film I saw in a theater (in Dublin courtesy of the Tartan Asian Extreme Roadshow). I knew nothing about it, bought myself a ticket to a midnight screening and found that I was the only person to attend that particular show. Before the end of the opening credits I was already hooked.

Gleefully throwing ever genre under the sun into the bucket, director Jang Joon-hwan concocted a smorgasbord of emotion that, quite remarkably, became one of the most succinct and powerful commentaries on Korea’s political and social trauma. A delirious, wild ride, anchored by a manic Shin Ha-gyun performance, Save the Green Planet is a rare treasure. At times, I still tear up when I see cocktail umbrellas…

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