Nameless Gangster (Jongbin, 2012): Rich Mix Cinema, 3.30pm
Korean gangland flick, heavily influenced by Martin Scorsese's work,
has been a huge success in South Korea and comes here with a big
reputation. The film also screens in the Festival on Fri Oct 11 in Vue
Screen 5 at 8.45pm and Screen on the Green on Oct 14 at 6.15pm. Details here.
56th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (10-21 October 2012) DAY 4
day (from October 10 to October 21) I will be selecting the London
Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the
movies you are unlikely to see in
London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here
is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't
worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always
some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each
screening. Here is the information you need to get those standby tickets.
London Film Festival review:
'He’s not nameless, actually. His name is Choi Ikhyun, and he’s played by
Choi Minsik (star of Old Boy). But director Yoon Jongbin argues that he
might as well be anonymous, since he so completely reflects the social
and political conditions around him. We first encounter Choi as a
corrupt customs office in Busan in 1982 and then observe his
brains-and-brawn alliance with a local thug. They muscle in on
nightclub-protection racketeering, but that’s a mere prelude to their
dream of the big money which comes from running a casino. It’s only when
they’re basking in success that the thieves begin to fall out... Yoon
leaves his indie-film origins far behind in this powerhouse
entertainment, the highest-grossing film of the year to date in Korea.
It has obvious debts to Coppola and Scorsese, but the sardonic,
satirical tone is all Yoon’s own. Whirlwind fun.'
Here is the trailer.