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This!

This!

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oseam

“Oh my god… this one’s a real tear-jerker. This movie is THE proof that the Koreans can do more than just produce pretty graphics á la Wonderful Days.” – psgel

Like Mari Iyagi, Oseam is a miracle that sprang forth from the creative hands of Korean animators. Google for reviews and you’ll find it universally acclaimed by fans like psgels. Since he did such a splendid job describing the awesome that is Oseam, I will skip the reviewing part and offer a  translation of Lee Jung Ho’s (producer) commentary as he has some really interesting stuff to say. But before that, a brief introduction to the original fable that inspired this wonderful film is due, by yours truly.

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To get over my denial of Kim Yu-na’s demise at the hands (or feets) of her arch nemesis friendly rival yesterday, I thought I’d introduce an esoteric Korean animation directed by Lee Sung-Gang, My Beautiful Girl Mari. Here is my short summary of the film before we go on:

It has been years since Nam-woo and his childhood friend Jun-ho met together. During their conversation of good old times, Jun-ho gives Nam-woo a small marble, their childhood memento. Looking at it, Nam-woo is transported to the memories of his childhood, of his school, of his days with his mother and Nam-woo. And of that wonderful girl Mari and wonderful land of fantasy.

Typical dinner scene; drinking Soju, sizzling Korean BBQ with rice and free side dishes

Typical dinner scene; drinking Soju, sizzling Korean BBQ with rice and free side dishes

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