DVD Iggi

DVD Iggi

Run time: 163 min
Rating: 6.9
Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Writers: Ji-woo Jung, Tae-Ho Yoon
Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Hae-il Park, Jun-Sang Yu
Storyline
A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out the audience is led on a thrilling and hauntingly atmospheric journey into the history of the father and the truth about his relationship to the threatening and violent locals. The film is 2h40m, long even for Korean standards, but it is the magically haunting and at the same time threatening atmosphere in the film that sustains the audience interest. Let yourself be carried away… Written by A Dutch fellow
Plot Keywords: based on internet comic book, based on comic book, based on comic
Details:
Country: South Korea
Release Date: 14 July 2010 (South Korea)

4 Comments

  1. I managed to see this Korean movie at AMC theater and despite the long running time it was well worth the time. The build up to this movie is very good and had my interest throughout the whole movie. In fact I was glued to the screen really wanting to know what is going on and it was very entertaining as the pieces of the puzzle started getting put together piece by piece. Even the characters constantly leads you to believe what is going on is something mind blowing. And although everything about this movie is very well done, the main disappointing part of this movie is the conclusion. Jeong Jae-Yeong is very good in this role and so is Heo Jun-Ho who is perfect for this role. Yoo-Sun's acting wasn't amazing or anything but I liked her presence in this. The plot about this movie is about a son visiting a village since his father died and finds strange things going on in the village a certain mystery. And the more he digs into what is going on the more dangerous the situation becomes for him. Like I said this movie was way longer than I expected, but I don't have any complaints about that since I found the story to keep getting intriguing as it progressed. This film is based on a Korean internet comic and although I haven't read the comic I can tell it stayed faithful to the comic or probably even better than the comic itself. The flashbacks and switching between time-lines is done in a clever and fluid manner and doesn't get annoying or irritating while watching. This is a very good Korean mystery/thriller that should be seen at least once. Despite knowing the twist I wouldn't mind seeing it again.

    8.1/10

  2. The story is quality and has some decent twists. The action-oriented scenes (there aren't really any actual action scenes) are well-done and entertaining.

    There are a lot of flashbacks which help explain what is going on, though it is often hard to tell who is who in the flashback scenes because it seems that different actors are used, if only for some of the characters.

    There are a few neat aspects to the movie which are somewhat unique and contribute to its quality.

    Most of the actors are high quality and well-cast, especially the two leads. There are some comic relief henchmen who are also quite good.

    It could do to be half an hour shorter, though there is not much else to complain about.

  3. after going through a recent love of korean cinema, i accidentally came across moss and found a great film which died out towards it's conclusion. it does have a hefty run time, which isn't a problem, a great film will engulf you and can you forget time.

    i won't spoil the story but the characters as likable as some of them are, too much is given away from their direction, it won't be long until characters play to stereotypes and you'll most likely work out the twist.

    the protagonist never does anything to make him likable but you do root for him but as the story shifts between him and his father, the quality of the story telling begins to falter. his background is never explored to any detail but his tenacity to find out his fathers killer is portrayed amicably.

    the flashbacks are done well but never reveal anything of great importance and the storyline does have areas which set up the flashback to the point it suspends belief at the conclusion. some questions aren't answered and at times the plot becomes convoluted, it's somewhat easier to ignore the property subplot and just assume he's a evil b*****d.

    the makeup for some of the characters never seems over the top though it would've been easier to have different actors.

    if you can leave your mind in 1st gear and not get caught into some of the details it is an enjoyable film which can never live up to memories of murder but easily better than some of the recent examples of western cinema

  4. the movie is about the guy visits the village as his father passed away during this phase he comes to know some real truths about his father he gets suspicious about his fathers death and tries to find out about his past could have been much better the production was not that good according to me the acting was decent the best thing about the movie was the sense of tension that was created if managed properly this could have been a great movie its not too bad but far from great i Acting – 8/10 Story- 8/10 Direction-7/10

    Could have been much better, i have seen a lot of Korean and thrillers and this one is far from best

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