Tube (2003, KOR) C-112m. SCOPE *** D: Baek Woon-Hak. Starring Seok-Hun Kim, Sang-min Park, Du-na Bae, Oh-jung Kwon. Korean action thriller about a terrorist, who intends to kill an important politician in the subway system and a grudging cop's plan to stop him. Part of the complex story: A street girl who's in love with the cop and a subway worker, who's in love, too. Story set-up is filmed with style and elegance but halfway through film suffers from a lack of ideas and becomes overly melodramatic. No match for THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (1974) or SPEED (1994), but still a fairly good film. Korean title: TYUBEU.

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