À Nous la Liberté – On “The Age of Shadows” by Jee-Woon Kim

What is amazing about the chameleon Jee-woon Kim is that he often goes beyond the norms of Asian Pulp; He proved his mastery in Western (The Good, the Bad and the Weird) and horror (A Tale of Two Sisters, and the vicious I Saw the Devil) alongside his usual action flicks, but in The Age of Shadows he goes in depth – with some Carol Reed vibe – into resistance/occupation genre.
The movie has two giants standing as his protagonists Kang-Ho Song  and Yoo Gong and though it takes goes off-beat sometimes along the two hours, it takes you with them to the fascinating story from Korea`s independence of Japan.

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