Top Korean Films of 2011

8. Moby Dick

I love conspiracy thrillers and it was only a matter of time before the generically promiscuous Korean film industry got around to taking a proper stab at one.  Moby Dick does not have the benefit of a big name director as it is the first outing for the unknown Park In-je.  What it does have is a great lead in the protean Hwang Jeong-min and strong supporting cast featuring Kim Min-hee and Jin Goo but especially Kim Sang-ho, who steals the show as the most affable investigative reporter in the history of cinema.  The film is also gorgeously lensed in a shadowy rendering of Seoul.  As much as I enjoyed Moby Dick I do think that Korean filmmakers could make an even better conspiracy thriller with a more involving story and I fully expect them too at some point in the coming years.

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