films seen
6
average score
3.08*
nationality
Japan - 48 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Rage

by Sang-il Lee
Ikari
2016 / 142m - Japan
Drama, Thriller
Rage poster

The superb cast and impeccable styling ease you into the film while Lee's bold and contrasting touches keep you engaged throughout.

Villain

by Sang-il Lee
Akunin
2010 / 139m - Japan
Drama
Villain poster

Overall Villain is a strong film with a clear goal in mind. Know that you need to get through the first hour, trusting Lee that the second half will be much richer and better.

Scrap Heaven

by Sang-il Lee
2005 / 117m - Japan
Drama
4.0*/5.0*
Scrap Heaven poster

The inoffensive

Kaidan Horror Classics

by Masayuki Ochiai, Shinya Tsukamoto, Sang-il Lee, Hirokazu Koreeda
Ayashiki Bungo Kaidan
2010 / 163m - Japan
Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Kaidan Horror Classics poster

Decent anthology, sadly without stand-out entries. Kaidan stories aren't very scary or gory, so don't expect any modern horror action. Tsukamoto and Koreeda deliver the best entries, Lee's one is decent, the only subpar short is coming from Ochiai. Ironically, the only true horror director present.

Hula Girls

by Sang-il Lee
Hura Gâru
2006 / 121m - Japan
Drama, Sport
3.0*/5.0*
Hula Girls poster

Formulaic film from Sang-il Lee. The plot is incredibly predictable, the drama is a little too sentimental, but stand-out performances and above average cinematography make this film stand out from its peers. Hula Girls may not be a great film, but it was actually better than expected. If unlikely sports/teams films are your thing, this is not a bad option.

Irritation overload

69

by Sang-il Lee
2004 / 114m - Japan
Drama
0.5*/5.0*
69 poster