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Punch (2011)

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A high school kid with a temper grows up fast when he’s forced to deal with his handicapped uncle and father and runaway foreign mother. With help from a tough-love spouting teacher he channels his rage into kickboxing and finally into a more assured sense of self.
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The Chaser (2008)

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Na Hong-jin’s incredibly assured feature debut is the best Korean crime movie since Memories of Murder. Upon release, The Chaser helped bring Korea’s domestic box office out of a half-year slump and for the first time since the arrival of Choi Dong-hoon (The Big Swindle) and Jang Jun-hwan (Save the Green Planet) announced a new genre auteur worth following.

From the first few opening moments it’s clear we’re in good hands. Aided by some wonderfully … (read more)

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