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Gook (2017)

Unrated | | Drama | 19 January 2018 (Sweden)
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Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches ... See full summary »

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Kamilla
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Eli
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Keith
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Daniel
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Kirlew 'bliss' Vilbon ...
Bliss
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Ray
Domenique Batiste ...
Customer
Ignacio Bautista ...
Vato 2
Teaira T. Bryant ...
Shoe Store Customer
Sang Chon ...
Mr. Kim
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Doctor
Terence Dickson ...
Rioter 2
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Cesar
Xzavier Gray ...
Tagger 2
Sharyn Grose ...
Kamilla's Mom
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Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family. Written by Anonymous

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A heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots

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$27,044, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

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$250,130, 12 October 2017
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Director, writer, and lead actor Justin Chon wrote the role of Mr. Kim specifically for his father Sang Chon, but it took 3 months to convince his father to accept the role because of the nature of the film and the similarities to their own family history. See more »

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In multiple scenes throughout the film, you can see a mic taped under the shirts of various actors. See more »

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30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm extremely offended by the title of the movie. What if we named a movie "nigger" or "spic"/"wetback". Perhaps we should have a director write a movie about "chinks". All modern war movies should also have the name "towel heads". Who comes up with these titles? Too late now, movies published and out in the world, so we can't change the name, but how insensitive can these guys be.


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