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Underdog Cinema! 15 Asian Movies / Dramas… worth your time?

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I’m a book critic. But I love good movies, too.

Here are some fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious Asian (non-Japanese) dramas from the last 20 years… that might deserve more attention:

[to watch the trailers… click here!]

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01: JOON-HO BONG, „Memories of Murder“, South Korea, 2003.

02: JOHN H. LEE, „A Moment to Remember“, South Korea, 2004.

03: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Oasis“, South Korea, 2002.

04: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Secret Sunshine“, South Korea, 2007.

05: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Poetry“, South Korea, 2010.

06: EDWARD YANG, „Yi Yi“, Taiwan/Japan, 2000.

07: CHIH-YEN YEE, „Blue Gate Crosing“, Taiwan/France, 2002.

08: ALICE WU, „Saving Face“, US, 2004.

09: YIMOU ZHANG, „The Road Home“, China, 2000.

10: APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, „Syndromes and a Century“, Thailand/France/Austria, 2006.

11: XIAOGANG FENG, „Aftershock“, China, 2010.

12: PEN-EK RATANARUANG, „6tynin9“ / „Leben nach dem Tod in Bangkok“, Thailand/Japan, 2004.

13: JEK-KYU KANG, „Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War“, South Korea, 2004.

14: KI-DUK KIM, „3-Iron“, South Korea/Japan, 2004.

15: HAE-SUNG SONG, „Failan“, South Korea, 2001.

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Here are seven contemporary classics that I still haven’t seen:

01: KI-DUK KIM, „Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring“, South Korea, 2003.

02: KAR WAI-WONG, „Chungking Express“, Hong Kong, 1993.

03: ANG LEE, „Eat Drink Man Woman“, Taiwan/US, 1994.

04: ANG LEE, „Lust & Caution“, Taiwan/US/China/Hong Kong, 2007.

05: ZHANG KE JIA, „Still Life“, China/Hong Kong, 2006.

06: JOON-HO BONG, „Mother“, South Korea, 2009.

07: PETER CHANG, „Hongkong Love Affair“ / „Comrades: Almost a Love Story“, Hong Kong, 1996.

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Underdog Cinema: 15 Sci-Fi Movies… AND THEIR TRAILERS

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For this month’s edition of my recommendation column „Underdog Cinema“ (Link)

…here are trailers for (most of) the 23 featured fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious Science-Fiction Movies from the last 20 years… that might deserve more attention:

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01: RICHARD SCHENKMAN, „The Man from Earth“, US, 2007.

02: JACO VAN DORMAEL, „Mr. Nobody“, Belgium / Canada, 2009.

03: DUNCAN JONES, „Moon“, UK, 2009.

04: BOB GALE, „Interstate 60“, US / Canada, 2002.

05: CHAN-WOOK PARK, „I’m a Cyborg, but that’s ok“, South Korea, 2006.

06: BRAD ANDERSON, „Happy Accidents“, US, 2000.

07: ESTEBAN SAPIR, „La Antena“, Argentinia, 2007.

08: JOSH TRANK, „Chronicle“, US, 2012.

09: MIKE CAHILL, „Another Earth“, US, 2011.

10: CORY McABEE, „The American Astronaut“, US, 2001.

11: NACHO VIGALONDO, „Timecrimes“, Spain, 2007.

12: GARETH CARRIVICK, „Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel“, UK, 2009.

13: PIERRE-PAUL RENDERS, „Thomas in Love“, France, 2000.

14: JEONG-KWON KIM, „Ditto“, South Korea, 2000.

15: KATSUYUKI MOTOHIRO, „Summer Time Machine Blues“, Japan, 2005.

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Here are five contemporary classics that I still haven’t seen:

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01: JAMES McTEIGUE, „V for Vendetta“, US/UK, 2005.

02: NEILL BLOMKAMP, „Disctrict 9“, South Africa, 2009.

03: J.J. ABRAMS, „Star Trek“, US, 2009.

04: KURT WIMMER, „Equilibrium“, US, 2002.

05: DARREN ARONOFSKY, „Pi“, US, 1998.

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…and finally, here are three personal favorites:

1: OLIVER STONE, „Wild Palms“, US, 1993 [no trailer – sorry!].

2: ANDREW NICCOL, „Gattaca“, US, 1997.

3: CAMERON CROWE, „Vanilla Sky“, US, 2001.

Underdog Cinema: 15 Asian Dramas… AND THEIR TRAILERS

For this month’s edition of my recommendation column „Underdog Cinema“ (Link)

…here are trailers for (most of) the 23 featured fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious Asian (Non-Japanese) Movies / Dramas from the last 20 years… that might deserve more attention:

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01: JOON-HO BONG, „Memories of Murder“, South Korea, 2003.

02: JOHN H. LEE, „A Moment to Remember“, South Korea, 2004.

03: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Oasis“, South Korea, 2002.

04: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Secret Sunshine“, South Korea, 2007.

05: CHANG-DONG LEE, „Poetry“, South Korea, 2010.

06: EDWARD YANG, „Yi Yi“, Taiwan/Japan, 2000.

07: CHIH-YEN YEE, „Blue Gate Crosing“, Taiwan/France, 2002.

08: ALICE WU, „Saving Face“, US, 2004.

09: YIMOU ZHANG, „The Road Home“, China, 2000.

10: APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, „Syndromes and a Century“, Thailand/France/Austria, 2006.

11: XIAOGANG FENG, „Aftershock“, China, 2010.

12: PEN-EK RATANARUANG, „6tynin9“ / „Leben nach dem Tod in Bangkok“, Thailand/Japan, 2004.

13: JEK-KYU KANG, „Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War“, South Korea, 2004.

14: KI-DUK KIM, „3-Iron“, South Korea/Japan, 2004.

15: HAE-SUNG SONG, „Failan“, South Korea, 2001.

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Here are seven contemporary classics that I still haven’t seen:

01: KI-DUK KIM, „Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring“, South Korea, 2003.

02: KAR WAI-WONG, „Chungking Express“, Hong Kong, 1993.

03: ANG LEE, „Eat Drink Man Woman“, Taiwan/US, 1994.

04: ANG LEE, „Lust & Caution“, Taiwan/US/China/Hong Kong, 2007.

05: ZHANG KE JIA, „Still Life“, China/Hong Kong, 2006.

06: JOON-HO BONG, „Mother“, South Korea, 2009.

07: PETER CHANG, „Hongkong Love Affair“ / „Comrades: Almost a Love Story“, Hong Kong, 1996.

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