Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aja aja, ajosshi!

Hats off to Korean cinema's character actors.  These are the fellows with crazy hair, messed up teeth, and tacky printed shirts.  They're often playing the thug, henchman, shop owner, or some entry-level policemen.  Their offbeat characters are so authentic, Korea's quirky side springs to life in front of you.  A permed Kim Soo-ro, pictured above, stole the spotlight as a small-time crook in the 2004 movie Windstuck.