301, 302 (301/302) (1996)

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This Korean horror movie offers a feminist twist in that it centers on two female protagonists living next door to each other in a high-rise apartment building. The title refers to their respective apartment numbers. The story opens as one of the women, a compulsive cook, is being questioned about the mysterious disappearance of her neighbor, the other woman, a traumatized writer suffering from anorexia nervosa. The two meet when the friendly cook tries to give the writer some of her newest … More

Rating: Unrated (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
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Koch Lorber Films

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Critic Reviews for 301, 302 (301/302)

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This feminist horror story from Korea is sluggishly paced and confusingly told with flashbacks within flashbacks.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Variety
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Time Out
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Los Angeles Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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In the great tradition of bizarre food movies.

Full Review… | December 10, 2005
Combustible Celluloid

The tone is one of comic horror, and the plot is driven by a killing, but the most alarming element in the film, to western eyes, is likely to be some of the dishes served.

Full Review… | January 13, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for 301, 302 (301/302)

"301, 302" starts with a detective coming to apartment #301 to ask Song-hee(Eun-jin Bang) if she has any idea what happened to Yun-hee(Sin-Hye Hwang) who lives in #302 and has apparently disappeared. At first, what she does know could fill a pamphlet, arriving after a divorce and after Yun-hee was already living in the building. So, while Yun-hee lived a quiet life amongst her books, that is disrupted by Song-hee building the perfect kitchen in her own apartment. She uses that new kitchen to cook all sorts of exotic dishes, keeping a journal of them. She even shares some of them with her neighbor who sadly cannot enjoy them.

"301, 302" is a movie that definitely sets out to shock but instead is just going to have to settle for disquieting. A lot of that comes from a middling execution, especially tipping its hand much too early. Too much time is spent reliving the obvious details of Song-hee's marriage when instead it could have rather developed the relationship between the two women. On another level, the movie sort of wants to have something to say about women's roles and body issues. And excuse me for being literal but does Yun-hee not eat at all? If so, how does she remain active?

Harlequin68
Walter M.

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½

A somewhat macabre tale featuring gourmet cooking. I'm not giving anything away, but the ending is seriously twisted... in more than one sense of the word. You will need to pay close attention and if you will notice a few minor details, you will realize it's not quite what it seems and it will put the entire movie into a completely different perspective.

GabrielKnight
Gabriel Knight

potentially a good movie, but the editing threw off the movie. They probably should have gone even deeper off the crazy end than they did. Predictable from the beginning unfortunately. At least the interior design was awesome.

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