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Gook 2017 / Now On Netflix


Two Korean-American brothers run their family’s shoe store on the day of the 1992 L.A. riots. The day starts as they hang out at their struggling business with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla. Then the Rodney King verdict is in the news and violence breaks out.

Written, directed, and starring Justin Chon, it’s a tight 94 minutes of impressive film-making that speaks volumes about America’s intra-minority race relations. It’s a work that elicits sympathy and manages to uplift the violent event to a human level. An amazing movie.

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  • Genre

  • Mood

    Challenging, Character-driven, Emotional, Smart, Sunday, Thought-provoking, Thrilling, Well-acted
  • Starring

    Curtiss Cook Jr., Justin Chon, Simone Baker
  • Directed by

    Justin Chon
  • Written by

    Justin Chon
  • Runtime

    94 minutes