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PROGRAM - Special Focus - SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit

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DIRECTOR IM Kwontaek SONG Gil-han, The Writer of Cinematic Spirit구분없음
Nation Korea 1986108min35mmcolor Fiction
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Overview

Ji-sook who owns a ticket-selling teahouse in Sokcho takes three ladies from a job agency. Ms. Yang and Ms. Hong are skilled to seduce men but Se-young who has a boyfriend rejects customers’ demands.

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    Ji-sook, who owns a cafe that offers coffee as well as prostitution, hires three female workers from a job agency: Ms. Hong who has to pay her dad’s hospital bills, Ms. Yang who wants to be an actress, and naive Se-young who takes care of her family and her boyfriend’s tuition.
    This seemingly common film with a twist of social criticism contains serious, dark insights. The survival method that these characters take cannot be easily understood by common moral standards. The humane sentiments push them into corners. They are not unhappy because they are poor: they are unhappy because of the human flaws that make them greedy due to the poor circumstances. They are the disadvantaged who only have immoral choices. Director Im Kwontaek ruthlessly depicts the bare facets of humanity while screenwriter Song Gilhan sees it with cold eyes. [KIM Youngjin]

  • Credit

    Director IM Kwontaek
    Screenplay SONG Gil-han
    Producer KIM Jimi
    Cinematography GU Jungmo
    Art Director WON Giju
    Editor PARK Sundeok
    Sound KIM Byeongsu, KIM Gyeongil
    Music SHIN Byeongha
    Cast KIM Jimi, AHN Soyeong, Myeonghui, LEE Hyeyeong, JEON Seyeong

Director

IM Kwon-taek

Born in 1934. He worked from 1960´s to 2010´s. His most notable films include <i>Farewell Duman River</i> (1962), <i>Testimony</i> (1973), <i>Mandara</i> (1981).