Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black Hair (1964)

Black Hair (1964)

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

This crime drama from the prolific Director Lee Man Hee paints a picture of the underworld in the mid 1960’s. Black Hair is a stylish tale of a young woman who betrays and is betrayed, finally ending up scarred and along. When she finally has found a degree of redemption her past returns with a vengeance.

With a career somewhat similar in tone to Samuel Fuller in that he specialized in war and crime films, Lee Man Hee operated in a period of South Korean cinema now little known today. Over the last few years his profile has steadily increased with retrospectives in Korea and the West. This particular entry is an ideal introduction to a director might make many rethink early South Korean cinema.

South Korea, Director Lee Man Hee, Cast Moon Jeong-Suk, Lee Dae-Yeob, DokKo Seong, Lee Hae-Ryong, 108 minutes, in Korean with English subtitles.

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