Action Boys (2008) Trailer
Anyone with an admiration for Asian action films knows that the genre's acrobatic stunt work is decidedly more realistic than the cushy, impressionistic green-screen stunts of Hollywood fare (workplace safety standards evidently aren't the same overseas). And no one knows this better than Jung Byung-Gil, a perpetual dreamer and movie junkie who is determined to become the next Stephen Chow. A delightfully sweet and self-deprecating look at one man's transition from film geek to stunt man, Action Boys follows Jung and several of his classmates as they audition for and attend the Seoul Action School. The grueling training program takes its toll (only seven of the 34 students who begin the program graduate) but the survivors earn spots in such cult Korean action pics as City of Violence and The Host. Action Boys is an endearing, tongue-in-cheek look at where your love for the movies can take you.