Top Korean Films of 2013

3. The Fake

Watching Yeun Sang-ho’s debut King of Pigs was already a very grim experience but it couldn’t have prepared me for his follow-up. Rather than focus on just one aspect of society, The Fake makes a point of highlighting a number of Korea’s darker traits. It can make for quite unpleasant viewing but for anyone familiar with Korea, it may well be an essential film.

Mind you, though the film is bleak, it’s also gripping and hypnotic. I found my self transfixed as things went from bad to worse, spurred on by a twisted schadenfreude, after a fashion. Yeun’s next project Seoul Station sounds even more ambitious and is definitely one to look out for around 2015.

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