Gook (2017)

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Two Korean-American brothers run their family’s shoe store on the day of the 1992 LA riots. The day starts in their struggling business as they hang out with their friend – an 11-year-old African American girl – Kamilla. The Rodney King verdict is announced 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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    USA, Canada
  • Details

    • Starring

      Curtiss Cook Jr., Justin Chon, Simone Baker
    • To Watch When

    • Genre

      Drama
    • Sub-genres

    • Directed by

      Justin Chon
    • Written by

      Justin Chon
    • Rating

      Unrated
    • Language

      English

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