The Age of Shadows (2016)

Kim Jee-woon directs Song Kang-Ho, Lee Byung-hun and Gong Yoo in this Korean period espionage thriller where a group of anti -Japanese occupation resistance fighters attempt to convert the cop investigating them into being an ally in their cause.

Plot wise this is way too murky to follow for the first hour. I confess to pausing it and reading the Wikipedia synopsis when I realised I had fully lost track of what was going on and who was who. As a visual experience though it is sumptuous and the set pieces have a real threat to them. Just wished I cared about the characters and machinations a little more from the get go.

5

Perfect Double Bill: Lust, Caution (2007)

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