Sovereign Violence
Sovereign Violence
Ethics and South Korean Cinema in the New Millennium
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Introduction Peppermint Candy (1999), Lee Chang-dong Chapter One: Unredeemable Images Bad Guy (2001), Kim Ki-duk; Address Unknown (2001), Kim Ki-duk; Capitalist Manifesto (2003), Gok Kim and Sun Kim Chapter Two: Love Your Enemies JSA (2000), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), and Oldboy (2003), Park Chan-wook Chapter Three: Male Repetitions Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000), Woman is the Future of Man (2004), and The Day He Arrives (2011), Hong Sang-soo Chapter Four: The Face and Hospitality N.E.P.A.L.: Never Ending Peace and Love (2003), Park Chan-wook; Time (2006) and 3-Iron (2004), Kim Ki-duk Chapter Five: Aporias of Forgiveness Secret Sunshine (2007), Lee Chang-dong; Lady Vengeance (2005), Park Chan-wook Chapter Six: Compromises of Cinema Memories of Murder (2003), Bong Joon-ho; Thirst (2009) and I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok (2006), Park Chan-wook Chapter Seven: Aftershocks of the Korean Wave Poetry (2010), Lee Chang-dong; I Saw the Devil (2010), Kim Ji-woon; The Housemaid (2010), Im Sang-soo
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Steve Choe

Sovereign Violence

Ethics and South Korean Cinema in the New Millennium

South Korea is home to one of the most vibrant film industries in the world today, producing movies for a strong domestic market that are also drawing the attention of audiences worldwide. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of some of the most well-known and incendiary South Korean films of the millennial decade from nine major directors. Building his analysis on contemporary film theory and philosophy, as well as interviews and other primary sources, Steve Choe makes a case that these often violent films pose urgent ethical dilemmas central to life in the age of neoliberal globalization.

Steve Choe

Steve Choe is an Associate Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University.