Tag Archives: Laborer

Nowhere Special (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Before he dies

“Nowhere Special” is a mildly poignant drama film about a decent guy who simply wants his young son to have a good life after he is gone. Although it thankfully avoids sappy sentimentality as earnestly rolling its story from one … Continue reading

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Chun Tae-il (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): One plain lad who fought for other workers out there

South Korean animation film “Chun Tae-il” is a plain but sincere presentation of one young real-life laborer who came to bring more public attention to workers’ rights via his tragic early death. As a guy who does not know that … Continue reading

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A Leave (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His day off from protest

I could not help but feel worried as observing the plain ordinary working-class here of South Korean independent film “A Leave”. While he may not be that smart, he is a good man who has simply struggled to do his … Continue reading

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Underground (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A calm and thoughtful observation of subway workers

South Korean documentary film “Underground” simply observes a bunch of various subway workers who have devoted themselves to making their public system work everyday for millions of citizens out there. Although it does not explain that much to us as … Continue reading

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The Workers Cup (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The League of Their Own

Although I do not have much interest in soccer or World Cup, I observed documentary film “The Workers Cup” with considerable curiosity and empathy. Here are a group of foreign low-wage laborers trying to do their best in their soccer … Continue reading

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