The Journals of Musan

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Tagged as a defector, a South Korean feels like a misfit in society.

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  • Seungchul's rotisserie of pain is almost worth enduring just to get to the film's climax: the most knee-jerk tragedy in the world becomes, in Park's hands, one devastating bitter-victory lap.

    August 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    David Fear

    Time Out
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  • By playing Seung-chul as extremely sullen, and by constantly calling attention to his disheveled appearance, Park also provokes viewers to blame the character for his own problems- and thus confront their similarity to the movie's hard-hearted citizens.

    August 16, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Eventually we learn that a haircut and a new suit don't make for a better man, which seems like a small lesson after what we've been through.

    August 16, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "Journals of Musan" is a very rewarding film that manages to shed a realistic light to the lives of North Korean refugees, and that is where its true value lies.

    April 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A journey through a world of moral and ethical conundrums makes a sobering couple of hours, and also a lively discussion afterwards for amateur Christian theologians.

    December 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film features one of the most beautifully directed scenes I've seen in a long time

    May 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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