Watch This: Misfortune befalls a crooked detective in this South Korean black comedy
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This month: The A.V. Club atones for its sins of omission, recommending the best movies of the year that we didn’t review.
A Hard Day (2014)
A feature-length pileup of increasingly harried, harrowing predicaments, South Korean crime thriller A Hard Day more than ably lives up to its title via the story of homicide detective Ko Gun-su (Lee Sun-kyun), whose ordeal begins when he leaves his mother’s funeral and, while trying to avoid a dog in the middle of the road, accidentally strikes a civilian dead. With a patrol car approaching the scene of this crime, Gun-su decides to hide the body in the trunk of his car—a cover-up that only leads to further trouble when he’s then stopped at a drunk-driving check point (where he’s harassed for …