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  • Movie: Poongsan
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 254 users)
  • Ranked: #1941
  • Popularity: #3791
  • Watchers: 571

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Poongsan
7.6
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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 254 users
# of Watchers: 571
Reviews: 3 users
Ranked #1941
Popularity #3791
Watchers 254

Poongsan is a well connected man between North and South Korea. He works as a courier between families in the divided two countries. One day, Poongsan is hired to smuggle In-Ok (Kim Gyu-Ri) - the lover of a high ranking public officer in North Korea - into South Korea. While they attempt to cross into South Korea under dangerous situations, the two people fall in love ...

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 254 users)
  • Ranked: #1941
  • Popularity: #3791
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Jeaniessi
18 people found this review helpful
Oct 30, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Phungsan Dog is a tale of a man who is hired to bring packages and people across the DMZ line of North and South Korea. In the discussion thread Rainflower started about this movie, Amrita828 made a very astute comment about the personality of this man: that like the Phungsan breed of dog, he is loyal to only one. He pretty much ignores all but the one who owns this loyalty. In addition, the Phungsan breed rarely even barks unless intensly provoked. I felt the writing of a character's personality around a breed of dog intriguing and I didn't have my aha! moment until I read her comment.

I found this movie extremely well acted. I was beyond surprised at Yoon Kye Sang. Not because I thought he was a bad actor but rather that he was able to make a complete departure from the lighter, more comedic roles he has portrayed in the past. As I watch High Kick 3, Revenge of The Short Legged, I barely recognize him. And I respect the heck out of him for that ability.

After this movie was over I realized I was tense the whole time and as the credits rolled my body finally felt able to relax. It is dark, angsty and joyless but for some reason, I liked it anyway. It was interesting and I've never watched a movie with a plot like this.

If you are in the mood for a tense, intense ride, Phungsan Dog might be something you like. For the acting alone, I recommend this film.

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Ari_Lee
8 people found this review helpful
Feb 11, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
This a very well done film. The acting was great, especially Yoon Kye Sang. This was the first time I saw him in this type of role and he was simply brilliant since he beautifully conveys all his emotions without uttering a word. Still, I felt something was lacking.

I didn't like the main actress, at all. When her character appeared was when the movie started to drag on and on for me and I practically lost all interest in it.

It did start to pick up a little in the last 20-30 minutes of it, where we are shown a very thrilling scene.

I won't be watching it again since I find the film is forgettable and I didn't enjoy it.

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