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West 32nd

An ambitious but naive young lawyer (John Cho of Harold & Kumar fame) takes a pro bono case representing a 14-year-old boy who's accused of having murdered the manager of a “room salon,” or prostitution club, in New York's Koreatown. The attorney sets out to prove the teen was framed, but his investigation quickly leads him into the middle of a power struggle between rival gangsters. Director Michael Kang works wonders with a limited budget, displaying a flair for atmosphere, yet the characters are flat and their relationships are never developed enough for one to care what happens to them. In English and subtitled Korean. 86 min.


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