Saturday, February 13, 2010

Guns & Talks (2001)

Guns & Talks (2001)

February 17th, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

A group of four men, two of them brothers, live together in what seems like a pleasant middle-class household. They hang out together and also share an obsession with the attractive host of a morning show that they never miss. The twist is they are all professional assassins.

Jang Jin made his name as a playwright and later broke into the South Korean film industry as a writer-director. He has often been associated with quirky stories including authoring the play that became the basis for the hit film Welcome to Dongmakgol. So the blackly comedic tone of Guns & Talks should come as no surprise.

The story takes a mater of fact approach to the killing, giving the film a slightly disturbing atmosphere. The four men are never villainized and even with the presence of several police officers who are hunting them, they might just as well be bankers as far as the tone of the film goes.

South Korea, Director Jang Jin, Cast Shin Hyun-Joon, Won Bin, Shin Ha-Gyun and Jeong Jin-Young, 125 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles

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