Top Korean Films of 2012

7. Nameless Gangster

Though not a perfect film, Yoon Jong-bin's period gangland saga Nameless Gangster was one of the most purely cinematic films of the year. The richly evocative mise-en-scene and the brilliant cast featuring a magnetic, though odd, performance by Choi Min-sik, a cool-as-ice turn from Ha Jung-woo and a scene-stealing Kim Sung-gyun, lift up a plot that is far from original. However, it is not the story that matters here but the atmosphere and the film's examination of social etiquette and hierarchy. A great example on genre cinema, Nameless Gangster is an excellent commercial feature.

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Year   2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - All Time (Top 25)

Genre   Gangster - Revenge

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