Barking Dogs Never Bite
Directed by Bong Joon-Ho
In Bong Joon-ho’s directorial debut film, BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, an unemployed grad student with an expectant wife is driven to distraction by a yapping dog located somewhere in his large apartment complex. Determined to relieve his annoyance, he sets off to take extreme action against his tormentor; an action that will come to haunt him.
An unemployed grad student with an expectant wife is driven to distraction by a yapping dog located somewhere in his large apartment complex.
Cast: Bae Doo-na, Lee Sung-jae
Oh my god some of the reviews on here. Bong Joon Ho is a masterful director and one of the finest from South Korea yet gets awful reviews by people because they dislike reading subtitles. This is his debut film and he's made far better, but he's not even a horror director (though his films contain some genre elements) so obviously people are getting butthurt they're not getting the generic type of film they come on here expecting. Have a word.
Maybe I could've enjoyed it better if I knew exactly what I was getting into. I was under the assumption I was watching a horror comedy movie. The characters were interesting enough for me to stay with it, but I kept hoping something would happen that would further my interests. I had to see the movie all the way through and I was disappointed at the end. It wasn't bad. Just wasn't what I was looking for.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much more I enjoyed this film than I anticipated. Bae Doo-na gives a great performance in her first feature-length role. The editing and cinematography were engaging and interesting without being distracting, and the characters were mostly believable and relatable. Just don't expect any explosive action or crazy twists, this movie is a mostly steady ride throughout.
kinda cute. a little funny.