Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Save the Green Planet (2003)

Save the Green Planet (2003)

October 1st, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

This award winning Korean black comedy revolves around a seemingly disturbed man by the name of Lee Byeong-gu (Shin Ha-kyun). To almost everyone around him Lee is a unbalanced oddball, driven out of his mind by the death of his mother. But to Lee and his only follower, he is the Earth’s only hope of survival. His private investigations lead him to believe that a powerful corporate executive is really an alien in disguise. Now he must stop him at any cost as he attempts to save the Earth.

The only film as director for Jang Joon-Hwan who also authored the script, this oddity from Korea became a favorite at international film festivals. Beyond its strange premise, the film also is a sly critique of labor practices and an impersonal business culture that has developed over the last few decades.

South Korea, Director Jang Joon-Hwan, Cast Shin Ha-Kyun, Lee Jae-Yong, Hwang Jeong-Min, Gi Ju-Bong and Lee Ju-Hyeon, 113 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles.

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