Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.
"Chon’s dense, ambitious, and observant film is full of impressive craft and insight, capable of wringing at least five different meanings of “f— you,” setting a dance sequence to Hall & Oates’ “Maneater” that reaches pure joy, and showcasing a flurry of sneakers falling in slo-mo that’s as powerful and visually distinctive as anything this year." - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap
"Nodding to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Kevin Smith's Clerks, this sophomore feature exemplifies the grunge and angst-ridden energy of the 90s, with a humorous streak as frank as its racially charged title." - Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader
"With Gook, Chon combines his innate talent for building immediately likable and relatable characters with natural chemistry amongst his cast to tell a more socially substantive story." - Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine
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