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Your Time Is Up.

NU-GUNA JE MYEONGE JUKKOSHIPDA

South Korea

Turning nearly every scene into a blood-soaked melee, "Your Time is Up" is a concussive Viewing experience. A crazed yarn about a fraternal fracas catalyzed by a femme fatale, this bludgeoning exercise in machismo and misogyny will have its champions, who'll hail it as an unflinching reflection of the violence inherent to South Korean society. But such films are a dime a dozen in the country's rich repertoire, and while festival and quasi-arthouse ancillary markets will lap it up, one hopes first-time helmer Kim Sung-hyun's notable talent can be applied to more thematically satisfying projects in future.

CREDITS: Directed, written, edited by Kim Sung-hyun. Reviewed at Busan Film Festival (New Currents, competing), Sept. 8, 2012. Running time: 85 MIN.

With: Choi Won-young, Kim E-jung, Kang Ho, Kim Won-sik, Shin Hyun-tak.

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Author:Lee, Maggie
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 5, 2012
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