2009-03-16

TOP 10 Movies in Asia part 2 (Reading)

Top 10 Movies in Asia (Part 2)
LUST, CAUTION (CHINA/TAIWAN)
Based on a short story by Eileen Chang published in 1979, the film is a Chinese espionage thriller film directed by Taiwanese director And Lee. The director, an Academy Award winner, won his second Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival with this film. In its uncut form, the film features three episodes of graphic sex, with full-frontal nudity.
ONG BAK (THAILAND)
Released in 2003, the movie became Thai action star Tony Jaa's breakout film. The actor was hailed internationally as the next major-martial-arts star. The prequel, ''Ong-Bak 2'', was released in 2008.
SLUMDOG MILLIONARE (UK)
Although not exactly an Asian-produced film, it boasts of an all-Indian cast and won eight of the 10 categories
it was nominated in at the Oscars, including Best Picture.
RING (JAPAN)
Adapted from the novel of the same name, the film draw from the Japanese folk tale Bancho Sarayashiki. The film focuses on members of a divorce family, each cursed by a videotape. It is the highest grossing horror film in Japan at 15.9 billion yen (USD 137.7 million) and was remade in 2002 in the United State as ''The Ring''.
THE VERTICAL RAY (VIET NAM)
The third feature fil by Vietnamese-born French director Tran Anh Hung was released in 2000 and is the third film in what many now consider to be his ''Viet Nam trilogy''. The film is a family drama centering on three sisters Suong Khanh, and Lien.
The Jakarta Post


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