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Han Gong-ju

2013 1h 52m Drama List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 79% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Hyo-sun Choi is taken to an unfamiliar area to escape an investigation. Read More Read Less

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Danny King Village Voice The cumulative impact of the delayed story revelations and Chun's startling vulnerability is both an elegant gut-punch and a furious indictment ... Jul 2, 2014 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times Avoiding intimacy with something close to terror, Gong-ju idles on the fringes of events as though reluctant to take up space. She knows that invisibility is probably her only friend. Jun 30, 2014 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "Han Gong-ju" is one of the best Korean indie dramas, while Lee Su-jin's message will echo to the viewer long after the movie has ended: The cycle of violence never closes Apr 11, 2021 Full Review Joe Bendel Epoch Times This is not popcorn entertainment, but Chun's work is powerful stuff that puts recent tear-jerking young adult novel adaptations to shame for their naked manipulation. Rated: 4/5 May 26, 2016 Full Review Nikola Grozdanovic The Playlist The gnawing sense of failed potential is inescapable. Similar to its title character, "Han Gong-ju" is beautiful, brave and ambitious but ultimately too damaged to blossom into greatness. Rated: C+ Aug 23, 2014 Full Review Anton Bitel Grolsch Film Works Lee's sink-or-swim narrative exposes the seemingly insurmountable venality and injustice of Korea's social structures, while keeping its focus primarily on Gong-ju herself as a vehicle of both despair - and of hope too. Jun 24, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Siriporn P The story is good but very despressing though. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Watching Han Gong Ju is a deeply disturbing experience specially because you are not just watching a movie... but you are actually peeping in the psyche of this young girl in a traumatic phase of her life... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Uma garota sofre um estupro coletivo junto com sua amiga. Ela é afastada da sua cidade para não sofrer pressão dos pais dos criminosos que querem que ela assine um documento isentando seus filhos. Em uma casa de desconhecidos e em um novo colégio, ela tenta recomeçar a vida, mas esconder seu segredo não é nada fácil. Fala sobre um assunto polêmico com flashbacks que vão revelando, aos poucos, o estupro. É um filme bem executado, mas mediano. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review jake s Remind me never to get raped in South Korea. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Delicate yet powerful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful yet frustrating. The editing of this film was so inconsistent and impatient that you have to be overly conscious of the sudden transition between past and present. Despite the prevailing erratic timeline, Han Gong-Ju is such an exquisite film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Hyo-sun Choi is taken to an unfamiliar area to escape an investigation.
Lee Sujin
Jung-hwan Kim
Lee Sujin
Production Co
Vill LEE Film
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 9, 2017
1h 52m
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