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Scrap Heaven

Scrap Heaven (2005)

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A violent and outrageous revenge comedy with a thoughtful undercurrent, director Lee Sang-il's Scrap Heaven opens with three characters united by fate on the same city bus: toilet cleaner Tetsu (J Odagiri); police department administrative assistant Kasuya (Ryo Kase), who wants to work his way up into homicide; and pharmaceutical company employee Saki (Chiaki Kuriyama). The three strangers have ostensibly no connection to one another, save a shared presence on the bus one fateful night -- the

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Drama, Comedy

Sang-il Lee

Jun 6, 2006

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In the writer and director Sang-il Lee’s Scrap Heaven, three strangers share a general dissatisfaction with life -- and a fateful ride aboard a hijacked bus.

July 18, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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[Director] Lee also helmed Hula Girls, a clichd comedy that I hated (one star). With Scrap Heaven, he redeems himself.

July 18, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
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[Director] Lee's visual jazziness and cast are compelling, but nothing can compensate for a deflated, toilet-humored script that negates its potential for sharp social satire with increasingly adolescent and superficial vilifying philosophies.

July 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Does not advance much beyond its expected generic elements.

July 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Sang-il Lee's anarchic drama is shot through with spasms of dark comedy, as the lives of three strangers intersect at the point of a gun.

July 18, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sang-Il Lee's Scrap Heaven stands as something of a companion piece to David Fincher's Fight Club.

July 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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