Saturday, April 23, 2011

he's on duty

banga banga


banga (kim im-kwon), an illegal bhutanese, hasn't had much luck on the employment front, but has just started working at a chair factory. after initially being shunned by the illegal immigrants who also work there, because he's so inept, banga gradually becomes accepted by the group, including rose (bin shin-hyon), but starts to worry that they're soon going to find out his secret: he's actually a korean, but this was the only way he could get work...

having been a fan of 'she's on duty', i thought i'd give this a watch, thinking it maight be in some way related. well, it is a mildly similar concept, but this is nowhere near as good a film or as much fun. thankfully, it's not 'driving miss wealthy' on the 'is this actually rather racist?' front, drawing most of its humour from human oddity and ineptness, but i'm sure there's still a couple of mildly questionable moments. still, it kept me relatively entertained on a long flight, so every cloud...

okay, at best...

the will probably be a korean dvd some time in the future, probably nothing more.

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