Top Korean Films of 2013

9. The Attorney

Song Kang-ho, that perennial figure of contemporary Korean film, already had two big hits to his name in 2013 (SnowpiercerThe Face Reader) but he outdid himself in December with the release The Attorney. In a story based on the early years of former president Roh Moo-hyun when he was practicing law, Song excels as a man spurred on by idealism to take on a humanitarian case in the 1980s, the darkest decade of modern Korean history.

First time director Yang Woo-seok acquits himself well with a confident production, redolent of a past incarnation of Korea, and I’m eager to see where he goes from here. As it theatrical playdates coincided with a major national strike, The Attorney has unexpectedly taken on greater social importance.

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