Popular Asian Movies
No. 1. Guilty of Romance (aka Koi no Tsumi)
Writer: Sion Sono
Starring: Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka
Plot: On a rainy day, a woman’s dead boy is found in an apartment. Female detective Kazuko is in charge of the case. Although Kazuko has a happy life with her family, she can’t disconnect her relationship with her lover. While trying to unravel the mysterious murder case, Kazuko finds out the secret of university assistant professor Mitsuko and Izumi who is a devoted housewife. Her husband is a popular novelist.
2. Penny Pinchers (aka Many a Little Romance)
Even though Ji-Woong is a college graduate he still calls his mother for money. Ji-Woong doesn’t have a job and it’s not easy for him to find a job with his lackluster resume. He lives in a cheap rooftop apartment in a low income area and is five months behind on his rent. Yet, Ji-Woong isn’t despondent over his life and, in fact, he lives his life like a playboy. Ji-Woong likes women and he doesn’t mind wooing women with lies if he thinks it will get their attention.
3. Life Without Principle (aka Dyut Meng Gam)
What do a bank teller, a small-time thug and a police inspector have in common? Nothing. Not until a bag of stolen money worth $5m crosses their paths and forces them to make soul searching decisions about right and wrong and everything in between on the morality scale.