On that note, some find themselves entirely swayed by the aesthetic edge of the man’s work. It has been remarked that Park is some kind of Asian Quentin Tarantino. There’s an abundance of irony in that classification, not least of all considering where Tarantino finds most of his best ideas. Beyond that there’s a very different undercurrent to Park’s films- a spark of insight that reminds us that one is a philosophy graduate while the other graduated from a video store. His work is often violent, sometimes pushing boundaries that send casual viewers running for the exits, but it is also steeped in a cautious affection both for people and cinema itself. Park is always looking to unveil more, to dig deeper into both his characters and us.