Monday, April 6, 2009

My Wife is a Gangster (2001)

My Wife is a Gangster (2001)

April 9th, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

The last ten years have been a tremendous boom time for South Korean film in terms of the size and scope of films as well as international recognition. One of the genre that has been consistently popular throughout this period is the Romantic Comedy. This weeks film helped to create a sub-genre of romantic comedies revolving around gangsters. Examples of this are the two My Wife is a Gangster sequels, Marrying the Mafia and its sequels, My Boss My Hero and Family: Action Vs. Love.

Its basic plot involves the streetwise female boss of a major Korean Gang who for various reasons must be married. Having no social skills outside of dealing with those in gang culture, she frightens off all potential suitors. Then several members of her gang have a bright idea, they should just find her the most suitable husband and force him to marry her.
My Wife is a Gangster mixes comedy and drama to tell a refreshing story of love and friendship.

South Korea, Director Cho Jin-gyu, Cast Shin Eun-Kyung, Park Sang-Myeon, Ahn Jae-mo and Kim In-Kwon, 107 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles.

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