• Gook (2017)


Release Date: August 18th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.

Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, Curtiss Cook Jr., David So, Chris Jai Alex, Isaiah Jarel, Cesar Garcia, Trinecia Moore-Pernell

Director: Justin Chon

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Birthday Soup Films

Keywords: Sacrifice, Moving, Friendship, Emotional, Brother, Pursuit, Los Angeles, 1990s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Chon’s dense, ambitious, and observant film is full of impressive craft and insight. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gook rises above message-movie mediocrity, enjoying its characters too much to use them as political mouthpieces. show more

  • 75
    Oktay Ege Kozak Paste Magazine

    It’s a major step up for the filmmaker in both narrative and technical terms. show more

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