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Did You Win Award-Winning Drama GOOK On DVD?

Justin Chon's powerful drama Gook is on UK DVD and VOD now, and we've got a DVD to give away.

Set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, writer/director Justin Chon's Gook explores the friendship between two Korean-American brothers and a young African-American girl amid a climate of racial tension.

Courtesy of Kaleidoscope, we've got a DVD copy of Gook to give away to one lucky UK reader.

The winner is:

Emma Farrugia, Hove

April 1992: South Central Los Angeles. Eli and Daniel, two Korean-American brothers, struggle to keep their late-fathers shoe store in business in the LA neighbourhood of Paramount. Two months behind on rent and indebted to various gangs, the job is only made better by the store’s unofficial third employee, Kamilla, a streetwise 11-year-old African American girl with whom the pair have formed an unlikely friendship.

Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses over the shop, and Daniel seemingly has his head in the clouds. It's just another typical day until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. As chaos moves towards them and tensions escalate, the trio are forced to defend the store, witnessing events that will make them contemplate both the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

Gook provides a fresh and vital take on the LA riots, relocating from South Central LA, to focus on the effects of the chaos on the surrounding communities and examining these pivotal events from a Korean-American point of view.