Sound On Sight Radio #192: Director Joon-ho Bong

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The past decade has seen the dramatic emergence of a South Korean national cinema, one bursting forth with inventive genre films and intriguing directors. Perhaps none are as consistently adored as Joon-Ho Bong, whose newest flick, Mother, finally arrives stateside this week after making its debut at Cannes last year. We’ll be taking a look at the new film, as well as looking back at the director’s dual breakthroughs, 2003’s acclaimed Memories of Murder and 2006’s creature feature The Host.

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  1. […] His most recent film Mother, the story of a mother who struggles to save her son from a murder accusation was just released on DVD last week and comes highly recommended. (Listen to our special on the director from podcast #192) […]

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  5. Michael H says

    Guys, just wanted to say thanks for what was another interesting and entertaining podcast. Memories of Murder has moved up to number one on my rental list as result of your enthusiasm, though (and I am happy to put my head on the chopping board for this) I personally think from having seen The Host (and only The Host for now, I admit) I think Chan Park Wook is a better and more interesting film maker. Mind you, I have to be careful who I recomend his films to. I made the mistake of watching Old Boy with my wife and inlaws, who are pretty broad minded people, and in the end I felt similar to when I watched Basic Instinct with my Mum i.e. a mutual sense of shame. Many thanks once again.

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