Category — South Korea
Writer-Director Joon-Hwan Jang brings us one crazy freakin’ movie. Save the Green Planet! (2003) feels like an unholy mix of Terry Gilliam and David Lynch, with that unique South Korean derangement thrown in for good measure. Our protagonist (Ha-kyun Shin) is a lonely, alien-obsessed loon who kidnaps his boss and subjects him to torture in order to get him to admit he is part of a first wave of alien invaders. It’s a wacky portrait of insanity that is by turns hilarious and terrifying. Check out the following scene, in which an undercover officer (Jae-yong Lee) investigating the boss’s disappearance stumbles onto our hero… and gets a sticky ending.
October 13, 2011 No Comments