The blurb on the DVD case tossed together the words "food," two women, thriller and so on....a Korean film named "301/302," by Chul-Soo Park. We perused the blurb, noted the grim faces of the stars, and decided that this could well be a foodie thriller, and therefore worth having a look at.
Well. The moody shots of high tech, high end Korean apartment interiors were elegant, the flashbacks a bit daunting but acceptable, and when ringing phones ignored by one main character began to feature, hey--is this a French film? All it needed was a car scene in the rain with a tight and very lengthy shot of the windshield wipers.
But no,back to the food--it was gorgeously Korean--brightly colored, made from squeakingly fresh ingredients--the "loach" or what looked like eels, had just emerged from the water until our heroine, the crazed cook, tosses them into a bowl and adds a handful of salt. The other main character is her neighbor, across the hall, an anorexic with a painful past.
Suffice it to say that the crazed cook, newly divorced and struggling with her weight, attempts to entice her standoffish loach-thin neighbor with dishes. Big trouble ensues.
A detective comes around when the anorexic disappears......
Look for long shot of dead canines in a market.......( duh... foreshadowing) Adorable Fluffy the dog plays a pivotal role in the film.
Remember the musical, "Sweeny Todd?"
Yes, this is a foodie thriller indeed. Bon appetit.
Tell us about any other foodie films you know of in this category, please.