Detour to the East: Asian Noir

Continuous work in progress. Suggestions welcomed.

Certain basic elements needed: A crime committed. Moral forfeiture and karmic comeuppance (per James Ellroy). A sense of fatalism but also a backbone of moralism (Imogen Sara Smith). Stylistic choices that express themes of alienation, guilt.

References:
-East Asian Film Noir: Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue (eds. Chi-yun Shin, Mark Gallagher )
-Hong Kong Neo-Noir (eds. Esther C.M. Yau, Tony Williams)
-2017 London Korean Film Festival: Special Focus on Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society (added 9/12/17)

  • That Night's Wife
  • Dragnet Girl
  • Police Officer
  • Aag
  • Drunken Angel
  • Stray Dog
  • The Angry Street
  • Pursuit At Dawn
  • White Beast
  • Awaara
  • Baazi
  • Andha Naal
  • The Hand of Destiny
  • I Saw the Killer
  • The Ruins
  • The Face
  • I Am Waiting
  • Tokyo Twilight
  • A Wicked Woman
  • Conflagration
  • Endless Desire
  • The Flower in Hell
  • Forever with You
  • Kalapani
  • Points and Lines
  • Rusty Knife
  • Stakeout
  • The Big Boss
  • The Third Dead Angle
  • Afraid To Die
  • The Bad Sleep Well
  • Black Line
  • Bombai Ka Babu
  • The Gun Like Lightning
  • The Housemaid
  • Intimidation
  • Jaali Note
  • Kala Bazar
  • The Lost Alibi
  • Shisha to no kekkon
  • Take Aim at the Police Van
  • The Wild, Wild Rose
  • A Wife Confesses
  • Aimless Bullet
  • Black Silk
  • Sexy Line
  • Zero Focus
  • Black Test Car
  • Tokyo Bay
  • High and Low
  • Youth of the Beast
  • Black Hair
  • Cruel Gun Story
  • Love and Greed
  • Pale Flower
  • A Fugitive from the Past
  • Cash Calls Hell
  • A Colt Is My Passport
  • Branded to Kill
  • Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands
  • The Story of a Discharged Prisoner
  • The General's Mustache
  • I, the Executioner
  • The Man Without a Map
  • A Cause to Kill
  • Woman of Fire
  • The Castle of Sand
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • The Incident
  • The Killing Game
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • The Execution Game
  • The Last Witness
  • Call from Darkness
  • Yokohama BJ Blues
  • The Dropout
  • Suspicion
  • Cabaret
  • To Sleep So as to Dream
  • The Lady in a Black Dress
  • The Big Heat
  • The Moonchild
  • On the Run
  • Web of Deception
  • General's Son
  • The Most Terrible Time in My Life
  • Rules of the Game
  • Shinjuku Triad Society
  • The Stairway to the Distant Past
  • Beyond Hypothermia
  • The Trap
  • Cure
  • Green Fish
  • Black Angel
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Detective Riko
  • Pornostar
  • Satya
  • So Close to Paradise
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