LKFF Opening Gala 군도: 민란의 시대 (Kundo: Age of Rampant) – Photos, Q&A and Other Musings

9 thoughts on “LKFF Opening Gala 군도: 민란의 시대 (Kundo: Age of Rampant) – Photos, Q&A and Other Musings”

    1. Didn’t you see them already?

      It occurred to me in the middle of the Q&A that I should film a bit, but of course I had never tried the film function on my DSLR so….. that didn’t happen.

      Still wishing we could have gotten a group interview, I’d have taken even better pictures there!

  1. Sung-min Lee is a very very versatile actor. Whether serious melodramatic roles or comic acts he is fluent and very watchable. Misaeng is good you say? Was not getting a good read @ it so was wondering. Will give it a watch now as far as the episode subs are out.

    And what size coat is Dong-won Kang is swimming in? He is a handsome guy, one of the few who I’d say is manly even though his features are delicately sharp. He plays bad-ass that’s give one shivers. I did not mind this good , happy ending. A brute of a king gets his end more often than not.

    Am off to check out Misaeng now.

    1. Misaeng is a very unusual k-drama – it’s a slice-of-life workplace drama. Completely atypical, more like some Japanese dramas (though I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it on Japanese television either). None of the usual k-drama characters, no stock characters but three-dimensional people. Real conflicts, not contrived ones.

      It’s pretty bleak, too, but it’s one of the best I have seen (eight episodes in – but I’m hopeful as it’s based on apparently very successful webtoon and supposedly following it closely). Of course, to enjoy it you’d have to enjoy this kind of genre, but slice of life has always been my favourite kind of genre (probably why I generally watch more Japanese than Korean dramas). Lee Sung-min plays a fantastic character and anyone who didn’t take notice of him before, after this drama certainly will have.

      Kang Dong-won’s coat does look too big for him, doesn’t it? He can do evil wonderfully. I wasn’t surprised his Master Jo had to die, what did he have to live for? Nothing really.

      1. Thanks for the Misaeng recco. Am def’ly on it.
        I’ve just dipped my fingers into the world of Jdrama. Am watching Kyou wa.. (the drama with the lead as a 30 year old timid girl starring Haruka Ayase) and it is so much better than the three K dramas I watched and regret spending my time on. Have come to realize that to like a K drama one needs a different mindset. Ah well, its good I came off it. Better late than later as they say 🙂 . Am keen to explore engaging J dramas though, in time.

        1. J and K-dramas are very different. I’m more inclined towards Japanese dramas (though not all types), but occasionally a Korean one works – like Misaeng, It’s Okay It’s Love, or Nine. Otherwise, it’s often too shiny and perfect and too many love triangles for me. Korean films, fortunately, are much more diverse and daring in their approach (some, not all, of course).

          I’ve heard of Kyou wa…., and some people seem to be enjoying it, but I’m just not fond of that kind of premise (love triangle again…) so I haven’t tried it. I’m too busy to be watching anything at the moment (and there’s a film festival going on too!), but the recently finished Wakamonotachi was good.

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