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Posted on 6/01/10 10:06 AM
Director Kim Sang-Jin takes us into an anarchistic world in this great film. Some have opined that this film is a stab at Korean society, a story about Korea's problems, ad infinitum. Maybe. But without worrying about any of that, let me just say one thing: this film is a hell of a lot of fun.
Four youths are bored and decide to rob a gas station. Fast-forward. They're bored again, and decide to rob the same gas station. The manager, believing they're not "retards," doesn't worry about hiring security. They arrive to find that they'll have to wait for money to steal. What follows is chaotic, funny, intelligent, poignant, and a blast. We are treated to gangsters being forced to rap, two-man fights just for fun, and a huge war with big-shot gangsters and moped-driving delivery boys. The element I appreciated was the background on the four main characters. Through flashbacks, we see what each man was, and why they're still so angry.
Tokyo Shock offers funny bios for the characters, and a making-of featurette.