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Bus Stop

Bus, Jeong Ryu-jang
2002 / 90m - South Korea
Drama, Romance
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A lovely little South Korean drama. It's surprisingly pure and elemental, much closer to the drama film you'd expect to see coming out of Japan. You could also link it to Ki-duk's work, but even though Bus Stop tackles a taboo subject, it does so without being too confrontational. The performances are strong, the characters are intriguing, the dialogue is smart and pointed, and the presentation is stylish. It's also pretty compact, and while some might scoff at the romance presented, I felt it was handled with the proper respect. I liked it even better than the first time I watched it.