Asian Cinema & Culture

1/3 (One Third)

1/3 (One Third)

Director: Young-man Kim
Year: 2006

Based upon Dante's Inferno, 1/3 is a timeless fable of redemption, a gritty, streetwise contemporary thriller, and a poetic meditation on urban alienation.

1/3 (One Third)

3 Seconds Before Explosion

3 Seconds Before Explosion

Director: Motuma Ida

A lightning-paced 60's crime film from Japan's Nikkatsu Studios, Three Seconds to Explosion packs enough subterfuge and action into its 84 volatile minutes to fill out a dozen pictures made anywhere else.

3 Seconds Before Explosion

Ab-normal Beauty

Ab-normal Beauty

Director: Oxide Pang
Year: 2004

Ab-normal Beauty

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Director: Andreas Johnsen
Year: 2014

An intimate and powerful encounter with one of today's most politically influential artists and the system he challenges.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Another Public Enemy

Another Public Enemy

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Year: 2005

When a number of unsolved crimes are linked to an enigmatic foundation, newly assigned prosecutor Kang steps up the investigation using his own brand of justice. But after he realizes the man behind the vast corruption of bribery, embezzlement and...

Another Public Enemy

Apartment 1303

Apartment 1303

Director: Ataru Oikawa
Year: 2007

After moving into her first apartment, Sayaka invites her friends to come over and celebrate. During the party, she begins acting strangely, before suddenly running to the balcony and jumping to her death. At the funeral, stunned and horrified, her...

Apartment 1303

Arakimentari

Arakimentari

Director: Travis Klose
Year: 2004

Arakimentari

Arang

Arang

Director: Ahn Sang Hoon
Year: 2006

A veteran female detective, So-Young, and her rookie assistant are investigating a recent series of bizarre and horrifying murders. All of the victims seem to have died due to an acid unleashed inside of their bodies. As the two detectives discover...

Arang

Blind Shaft

Blind Shaft

Director: Li Yang
Year: 2003

A devastating portrait of murderous grifters in the poor coal mining region of Northwest China

Blind Shaft

Bloody Reunion

Bloody Reunion

Director: Lim Dae-Wung
Year: 2006

After 16-years pass, a group of former students decide to visit their sickly, wheel-chair bound teacher Ms. Park at her country cottage for an impromptu class reunion before the frail woman dies. Once the tearful hellos are complete, it becomes clea...

Bloody Reunion

Bloody Ties

Bloody Ties

Director: Ho Choi
Year: 2006

A crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80s but full of the dark and unpredictable machismo of Korean cinema today, Blood...

Bloody Ties

The Bow

The Bow

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2005

A crusty old man and a beautiful young girl live on a fishing boat, which has been floating at sea for over 10 years. The old man plans to marry the 16-year-old on her next birthday, and counts the days down on his calendar. In addition to the girl,...

The Bow

Breath

Breath

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2007

Acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk returns with his 14th film as a director, a tender romantic drama centering on the unusual relationship between a condemned prisoner and a married female artist. Jin is a convicted killer awaiting executio...

Breath

The Butcher

The Butcher

Director: Kim Ji-won
Year: 2007

A small group of people lie battered and bound on the floor of a dirty slaughterhouse covered in blood. Scared and confused, they soon learn their captors are snuff film producers and plan to torture them as creatively and heinously as possible...

The Butcher

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Year: 2010

Caterpillar tells the story of a village woman given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple amputee husband, a Japanese soldier in the Second Sino-Japanese War who has been decreed a "War God" by the...

Caterpillar

The Cave of the Yellow Dog

The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Director: Byambasuren Davaa
Year: 2005

A nomadic Mongolian family find themselves in disagreement when the oldest daughter, Nansaa, finds a small dog and brings it home. Believing that it is responsible for attacking his sheep, her father wont allow her to keep it. When the family to mov...

The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Chi-hwa-seon

Chi-hwa-seon

Director: Im Kwon Taek
Year: 2002

Im Kwon-Taek's ninety-fifth film tells the story of renowned nineteenth-century painter Jang Seung-up (Choi Min-Sik), an artist whose revolutionary work - and persona - forever changed the face of Korean art. Sweeping yet personal, Chihwaseon paints...

Chi-hwa-seon

The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2002

Private Kang, a member of Coast Guard Platoon 23, monitors a stretch of beach lined with barbed-wire fencing. Driven by the belief that killing a spy is the highest honor, Kang eagerly awaits a chance to prove his worth as a soldier. One night, Kan...

The Coast Guard

Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

In his 1975 masterpiece COPS VS. THUGS, director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE) paints a dynamic portrait of flourishing corruption and unchecked greed using gritty 70s cop movie elan and true crime expose' detail. Brimming with irresistibly brutal...

Cops vs. Thugs

Divergence

Divergence

Director: Benny Chan
Year: 2005

Aaron Kwok (The Storm Riders) plays Suen, a depressed and rundown cop still obsessing over his girlfriend's (Koma's Sinje Lee) sudden disappearance 10 years ago. While Suen extradites a witness from Canada, his bounty is murdered by an oddly...

Divergence

Dorm

Dorm

Director: Songyos Sugmakanan
Year: 2006

Twelve-year-old Chatree is miserable and lonely after his transfer to an all-boys boarding school. His teacher does little to make him feel welcome and his peers bully him with tales of drowned boys and hanged girls. Chatree begins to feel his life...

Dorm

Eagle Shooting Heroes

Eagle Shooting Heroes

Director: Jeffrey Lau

Executive produced by Wong Kar-Wai, Jeffrey Lau's "absurd 1993 masterpiece" (Austin Chronicle) Eagle Shooting Heroes is a fast, funny, flamboyant, and wildly imaginative martial arts farrago.

Eagle Shooting Heroes

Ex-Drummer

Ex-Drummer

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
Year: 2007

Ji-won, played by the popular Korean actress Kim Ha-Neul (My Tutor Friend, The Duelist, and the hit Korean TV show Damo) is a bright young student, but something happened to her that left her with a blank memory. She has very little recollection of...

Ex-Drummer

Face

Face

Director: Sang-Gon Yoo
Year: 2002

A serial killer is burning away the flesh of his victims with acid leaving only the bones behind. The police turn to Hyun-min, a former forensic sculptor adept in reconstructing faces by examining and interpreting skulls. With the victim's bones in...

Face

A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Director: Lharigtso, Donagh Coleman
Year: 2014

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

H

H

Director: Jong-hyuk Lee
Year: 2002

Shin Hyun (Cho Seung-woo) walks into the local police station toting the mutilated bodies of six missing women, confesses to the murders and accepts his fate. A psychopathic serial killer is caught and the case closed. Or is it? One year later, the...

H

The Heirloom

The Heirloom

Director: Leste Chen
Year: 2006

Twenty years ago, an inexplicable unsolved mass suicide occurred in the millionaire Yang household. Only one heir secretly survived and years later he inherits the family mansion and returns there with his fiance. Mysterious and deadly events begin...

The Heirloom

Heroic Duo

Heroic Duo

Director: Benny Chan
Year: 2005

Tough cop Ken Li (Ekin Cheng) is at the top of his game but still needs some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesnt even remember committing. Li seeks out Jack Lai (Leon Lai), a former psychologist, now...

Heroic Duo

Himalaya: Remastered Edition

Himalaya: Remastered Edition

Director: Eric Valli
Year: 2000

Academy Award nominated HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world's most extraordinary places.

Himalaya: Remastered Edition

Hit Man File

Hit Man File

Director: Sananjit Bangsapan
Year: 2005

Equal parts violent and sensual, HIT MAN FILE is a flashy new Asian action film with a distinctive Thai identity.

Hit Man File

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