Asian Movie Pulse: 25 Highly Recommended Crime Thrillers From Korea (Part 2)
"The place Korean cinema now holds in the international film circuit owes much to this particular category, since it was the films back in the beginning of the century that kickstarted the new Golden Era of the country's movie industry,. Titles like "Old Boy", "Memories of Murder", "The Chaser", "I Saw the Devil" and a plethora of others are still mentioned frequently in Best oF lists of movies from the country or the category, and actually remain the most renowned among western viewers, along, of course, "Parasite". Evidently, the industry rode this wave a bit too far during the 2010s, with crime thrillers coming out from every side, to the point that a number of them seem like they were produced on an "assembly line" due to how similar they look like and function. However, even in this maze of mediocrity, there are still a number that stand out, which we included in this list, as an accompaniment to the one we compiled some years ago."
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