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Barking Dogs Never Bite
Directed by Bong Joon Ho • 2000 • South Korea
Starring Lee Sung-jae, Bae Doona, Kim Ho-jung
Bong Joon Ho’s entertainingly warped feature debut teems with the genre-bending tonal shifts, pitch-black humor, and astute social commentary that have become his trademarks. Ko Yun-ju (Lee Sung-jae), an unemployed grad student living with his pregnant wife, is driven to distraction by a yapping dog located somewhere in his sprawling apartment complex. Determined to eliminate the annoyance, he takes extreme action against his canine tormentor—the beginning of a startling chain reaction that will come back to haunt him. The brilliant Bae Doona costars in one of her earliest roles.