Chilsu and Mansu (Chil-su oa Man-su)

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This bittersweet slice-of-life comedy was an indication of an increased level of freedom for artists in South Korean at the time it was made.Two South Korean buddies paint billboards for a living. The younger of the two, Chilsu (Park Djung-Hun), fantasizes about joining his relatives in Miami. The older one, Mansu (Ahn Song-Gi), is shirking family reponsibilities by doing nothing to help his father, a long-time political prisoner. The two men have fun together, at work or in their shared apartment. They spend spare time going to discos or hanging out with a waitress friend, Chin-A (Bac Chong-Ok). They're hard pressed for money but have a reasonably comfortable existence. One fateful day, they find out that Chin-A is entering into an arranged marriage, and also that Mansu's father's long-anticipated 60th birthday leave from prison has been denied. The combination of these two blows sets them off. They climb atop of a billboard located over an apartment block, and begin yelling and shouting, drawing crowds, police, and TV news crews. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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  • Park Kwang-soo directs a film that uses an unlikely base, since the way the two become friends borders on the surrealistic in order to present a number of sociopolitical comments about the era, which become much more intense as the story progresses.

    Apr 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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