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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Random Recommendation: Monga (2010)

[not kdrama related...
...but totally worth dishing]

Gangster film...and much, much more
Sometimes…a piece of art comes along…that just blows your mind! Some time ago, I was fortunate enough to have been allowed the opportunity to see this stormy yet beautiful Taiwanese film called “Monga” and it stayed with me. I could write paragraphs and paragraphs of praise, but I think the official trailer would do better to show its greatness than my effusive rambling. I was so touched by this film…I’m even compelled to write about it on a Korean drama blog. Heh. If you ever have the chance to see this, please do, you won’t regret it.


  1. oh.. so ur in tw stuff too? lol.. i am too! for me, it's k/j/tw/ch stuff! but i dont understand enough chinese so it's annoying to wait for subtitles sometimes... anyways, ive seen this movie and i liked it very much too! altho i didnt call it work of art... XD

  2. I'm no way an expert in Taiwanese works, but I like to see all type of stuff! =)

  3. Hi...I like your selections and enjoy reading your reviews...Thank you for sharing your insights and humor.

    I'v seen MONGA (w/o subtitles) and liked it too! I thought Ethan Ruan, Mark Chao and Rhydian Vaughan played their socks off. Taiwan has selected MONGA to compete for the Best Foreign Film title for the Academy Awards (an honor for the film).

  4. Hi, thank you for the kind words! It means a lot. And I'm with ya, the actors in Monga were truly amazing bringing their characters to life. And I really hope Monga does well in its bid for get a nom for the golden statue, too!


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