Barking Dogs Never Bite

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Doors open at 7pm / Film starts at 7:30pm

Our second screening in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre is the brilliant debut feature by director Bong Joon-ho! (Memories of Murder, The Host, Snowpiercer)

Barking Dogs Never Bite is a strange, entertaining and darkly comedic take on the 19th century novel 'A Dog of Flanders', about a lecturer taking drastic action to silence the yapping of a nearby dog…

This film announced the arrival of two of modern Korean cinema's major talents: Bong Joon-ho and Doona Bae.

In a peaceful middle-class apartment, part-time lecturer Yoon-ju is becoming hyper-sensitive to a dog's barking coming from somewhere nearby.

In an attempt to find the source, he puts his ear to the floor or listens carefully to the sounds from ceiling. Then one day, returning from his recycling ritual, he discovers a puppy standing in front of his neighbour's door. Convinced that it is the culprit that has been bothering him, he dognaps the puppy and imprisons it in the basement.

Meanwhile, the apartment custodian Hyun-nam searches for the puppy with its young owner. Satisfied of being rid of the dog, Yoon-ju returns to his apartment only to hear the barking again. He rushes to the basement, but the puppy is nowhere to be found…

South Korea, 2000

Bong Joon-ho


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