Jiogmanse   2022   South Korea Hail to Hell
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Director:Lim Oh-Jeong
Studio:Korean Academy of Film Arts
Writer:Lim Oh-Jeong
IMDb Rating:6.8 (103 votes)
Awards:1 win & 3 nominations
Genre:Adventure, Drama
Duration:109 min
Lim Oh-Jeong  ...  (Director)
Lim Oh-Jeong  ...  (Writer)
Woori Oh  ...  Na-mi
Hyo-rin Bang  ...  Seon-woo
Yi-ju Jung  ...  Chae-rin
Park Sung-hoon  ...  Myeong-ho
Jawan Koo  ...  Composer
Grim Jung  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: I thought this was going to be a Shady, where it starts off tame and then drives off into the weeds in the final act. No such luck

Stays safe throughout, but at least it's not offensively bad. A couple bullied girls wanna die, then they want revenge, then things get complicated; those who follow god are exposed as hypocrites. Kind of a yawner

The film doesn't have any style, unlike Shady which is a masterclass in style. There are a few nice musical cues, especially near the end, but that's about it. And gosh darn-it, the girl I wanted some closure on gets pushed aside and completely forgotten

The acting is at its best when the two girls have duct tape over their mouths. They try to communicate and emote. It's both funny and touching

Summary: Na-mi and Sun-woo plan suicide over school bullying. On verge of success, find tormentor Chae-lin has moved on. Decide on revenge first. Confront her but see a changed person, foiling their scheme.

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