Bong Joon-Ho is one of the most popular names today. The Korean director, along with his production team members and cast members made history, when Parasite (Parasite) became the first non-English-speaking film to win the best film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.
This is a brilliant lipstick for Korean cinema in particular and Asia in general. The work reflects the reality of social class through Kim Ki-taek’s family. Thing, Parasite is not the only highlight work of Bong Joon-Ho, when he has participated in many different films in both director and screenwriter positions. Let’s take a look back at 10 good works for those who love the movie of director Bong Joon-Ho!
10. Antarctic Journal (2005)
Antartic Journal is a psychological, dramatic work combined with the horror element that was released in 2005. In this work, Bong Joon-Ho was not in the chair, but he wrote the screenplay. movie version. The Antartic Journal revolves around an Antarctic expedition team trying to achieve a difficult task.
The character Choi Do Hyung is the captain of a team of 6 on the expedition. They discovered a book about the journey of an English explorer 80 years ago. Kim Min Jae, a member of the group, explores the book and then opens a difficult task that is all done.
9. Sea Fog (2014)
Sea Fog or the original name is Haemoo, adapted from a play of the same name in 2014. Sea Fog is the next work after Antartic Journal written by Bong Joon-Ho. He teamed up with Shim Sung-Ho to bring a life-based storyline that revolved around a fishing group because they wanted to earn extra income and ventured to bring the people who fled the border from Korea into Korea. During one of the voyages, the ship fell into a foggy sea.
The difficulty persisted until the fishing boat was still pursued severely from the South Korean police force. In such a tight situation, they must do many ways to overcome difficulties.
8. Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
Barking Dogs never Bite is a work directed and released by Bong Joon-Ho in 2000. This is the work that marks the first time entering the career of professional director of Bong Joon-Ho. The film is considered to have a rather dark tone in a satirical style.
The story revolves around Ko Yun Ju, a university professor now unemployed and having financial problems in covering his life with his pregnant wife. In a fit of distraction, Ko Yun Ju murdered a dog in the neighborhood because of the barking bark that made him feel uncomfortable. It was from then on that led to many situations that no one expected.
7. Incoherence (1994)
Incoherence is a film written and directed by Bong Joon-Ho during his time in school. This is a short work divided into 4 parts with an average length of 6 minutes. The first 3 parts include Cockroach, Up the Alleys and The Night of Pain revolving around 3 different men. In the final part, the viewer sees the 3 people appearing together.
This short work was directed by Bong Joon-Ho, who then added a lot of meaning and reflection on the reality of a part of Korean society in the 1990s through professors, runners and ghosts. yeast.
6. Tokyo! (2008)
Tokyo! is a Japanese film that was released in 2008. The interesting thing here is that the work is divided into three parts including “Interior Design”, “Merde” and “Shaking Tokyo” by 3 directors. must be taken by the Japanese. Bong Joon-Ho is the director of “Shaking Tokyo”.
“Shaking Tokyo” revolves around a hikikimori played by actor Teruyuki Kagawa. Hikikimori in Japanese means referring to those who confine themselves in a room, not communicating with family or society. The character who once ordered the usual pizza was hit by the delivery girl’s thunder. Some time later, he gradually learned that the girl had become a hikikimori like himself and decided to look for her.