Top Korean Films of 2012

4. National Security

Without a doubt the year’s toughest film, National Security is a painful reminder of a dark past that is still much fresher than most would like to think. It’s hard to imagine how a film that for the most part takes place in a torture chamber could succeed but Chung’s uncompromising tale, aided by its uncontrived structure and excellent pacing, makes for thrilling cinema. Reminiscent of great political works such as Costa-Gavras' Z (1969) and Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) but unquestionably unique, National Security was one of the most powerful moments of 2012. A great demonstration of just how powerful cinema can be.

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