Top Korean Films of 2010

3. The Unjust

One of the enduring themes in Korean cinema is the representation of the corruption and ineptness of authority, namely the police departments.  There have been many great films that have expounded almost exclusively on the phenomenon such as Jang Jin's uproarious Going By the Book (2007).  However, Ryoo Seung-wan's latest feature is perhaps the most blunt and vicious attack on the system yet.  The Unjust takes a step back from Ryoo's previous action films but harnesses the same energy as it seeks to attack authority.  Worlds collide, egos clash, collateral damage abounds and the constant tension keeps the heart racing.  Ryoo outdoes himself by showing us that he is much more versatile than his previous films hinted at while still playing to his strengths.  A breathlessly paced film with big performances from Hwang Jeong-min, Ryoo Seung-beom and Yu Hae-jin, The Unjust is a thriller not to be missed.

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