The best Korean gangster epos there is. Not a lot of styles on menswear in this weeks choice; A Bittersweet Life is all about cinematographic style.
The cinematography in Dalkomhan Insaeng is pure art, beautiful shots are put together by very smooth camera motion. Ji-Woo Kim has got an eye for composition, the decors – especially the interiors – and lots of very cool items. Have a look at the fully automatic penholder aside the lighter at the desk and the antique hourglass on the table. But what really makes the film is Byung-Hun Lee, by far the best Korean actor out there, in his black and white suit showing off incredible Taekwondo skills. Since it’s a gangster film there’s a lot of mean looks to be found on the character’s faces. And I shouldn’t forget to mention the great cello soundtrack