Coin Locker Girl
A child abandoned in a subway coin locker is sold to a ruthless and calculating loan shark and gangster boss dubbed “Mother” (Kim Hye-soo), who runs an organ-harvesting ring in Incheon’s Chinatown. Named Il-Young (Kim Go-Eun), the baby girl grows into Mother’s loyal right-hand enforcer and is groomed to be her eventual successor. But when Il-Young’s loyalty to Mother wavers, the clash between the two unleashes a merciless tidal wave of blood-soaked retribution and strife.
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★★★★ review by MrJago on Letterboxd
Two great female leads, a very calm mood and a great colour design.
Really enjoyed watching this little Korean thriller.
★★★★ review by Krem on Letterboxd
Kim Go Eun never fails to amaze me with her acting, this is probably my fav movie by her so far. It was a heartwrenching story that captivated me from the first minute, the cinematography was dark and beautiful and the cast was a+
On a side note i want to congratulate Bogum because he won me with this movie, i've never been a fan of the it boys acting but he proved himself with this film and i'm gonna watch his dramas because of this.
★★★½ review by ghost on Letterboxd
mightve been a higher rating if yall didnt kill bogum :~)
★★★★ review by Oscar on Letterboxd
La Corea más brutal retratada bajo el lente y pluma de un novato Han Jun-hee quien no le tiembla el pulso a la hora de retratar el violento mundo de la mafia coreana en una historia de venganza que se ve sustentada por dos pedazos de actrices, Kim Go-Eun y Hye-su Kim con dos personajes maravillosos e interpretaciones que ponen los pelos de punta y que son el punto más fuerte de esta emocionante película.
★★★★ review by Lexa on Letterboxd
This is the second Kim Go Eun movie I've seen and I must say that she is an absolute star. Her very first scene was amazing.
I also want to give a little shout out to Go Kyung Pyo. Prior to watching this movie, I had only seen him act in Chicago Typewriter aka one of the best Korean dramas of this year (tied with Circle), and to suddenly see him play such a despicably low character was really shocking.
My only issue is that the development of Kim Go Eun and Park Bogum's characters seemed too unnatural.
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