Top Korean Films of 2010

1. Bedevilled

A good genre film is one of the greatest joys that cinema has to offer.  Completely immersed in the medium it seeks to provide raw entertainment, its purpose is solely to please.  So what happens when a genre film transcends its limitations ? You end with a film like Jang Cheol-min's Bedevilled, a film so unique and so vital that it sent a chill down my spine, while at the same time being remarkably astute in its understanding of generic coding.  Beautiful, austere, intimate and harrowing all at the same time, Jang crafts a microcosm on an island with scant characters that is teeming with crises and conflict, far mo so than the vast majority of films set in some of the world's most populous metropolises.  Bedevilled works because it is founded on solid ideas and though it is incendiary and brutal in its climax, it is remarkably layered and convincing in its buildup.

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