South Korea
dir. Bong Joon-ho
world premiere 2009
U.S. release forthcoming


Because Bong starts his movie so broadly and eccentrically you barely know what to make of it, and though the movie is often loopy, it wrests something recognizable, something convulsive, out of its jagged story and defiantly weird sensibility. It never for a moment feels like anything else, and the finale, true to form, is a different kind of heartbreaker.