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 ...
Cast & Credits
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.
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.