Top Korean Films of 2011

3. Night Fishing

I normally wouldn't put a short film on this kind of a list but brothers Park Chan-wook and Chan-kyong's Night Fishing is such an exceptional and original piece of work that it demands the attention.  Beside Park Chan-wook's involvement, the short was ballyhooed for the fact that it was made using an iPhone 4.  In truth though the gimmick is nearly irrelevant and you quickly forget about it as you get sucked into the bizarre and shamanistic world of the film.  The brothers pack a lot into 33 minutes but Night Fishing never seems overloaded.  It boasts a fully-realized narrative and is at times absurd, amusing, grotesque, and touching, and it is unlike anything I've seen before.

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