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Dalkomhan insaeng

Kim Jee-woon Corea del Sur, 2005

jchandleroc's rating of the film A Bittersweet Life

An absolute standout film in its genre. The only film that compares, in my opinion, is A DIRTY CARNIVAL. It is starkly modern, existential, and replete with 21st century malaise. Themes of alienation and loss are accented by scenes of harsh violence that do not seem gratuitous or inappropriate. There is a longing in this film for something one can never have.