Midnight Runners (KOREAN)

10/10.

This is an amazing movie. An important story.

Comedy, action, suspense, realistic and yet heartwarming. This movie is everything. It’s about these two young men, Ki Joon (Park Seo Joon) and Hee Yeol (Kang Ha Neul) studying in university (police university) who end up witnessing an abduction when they’re on leave. And they do the obvious, they go to a police station to make a report.

But the police are busy with another case.

And so the two young men take it upon themselves to do something. All they have to go on is a bag of ddeokbokki that the kidnapee had dropped when she was being abducted.

And damn, do they go on with it. It’s a believable story. Every step they take makes sense.  There are no long shots.

And this movie doesn’t overdo the comedy. Some action movies do that, they make it exceptionally hilarious. Their goal: to deliver a social message with humour. I guess it depends on the social message. But I’m glad this movie gave the issue the seriousness it deserved. Sure, humour is important but the movie respects the fact that sometimes things just aren’t funny anymore.

10/10

 

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