Director HAN ji-seung was graduated from Hanyang University. HAN worked as an assistant director for < Our Twisted Hero > (1992) and < Sunset on the Neon Lights >(1995) and made his feature debut with < Ghost Mama > (1992). Since then, he has been directing < Tie a Yellow Ribbon > (1998), < A Day > (2000) and TV drama ‘Alone in Love’ (2006).
[HanCinema's Film Review] Papa 2012/07/01, Film: "Papa - Movie"
Director:Han Ji-seung ("Venus and Mars" and "Alone in Love")
Stars: Park Yong-woo, Ko Ah-ra and Son Byeong-hoReview Score: 6/10
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I flagged this film as soon as I saw the film poster for it a few weeks before its release in Korea. It looked like such an unusual, as well as a highly unlikely film, that bravely nose dives into the, sometimes sticky, issue of multiculturalism in Korean culture. Han Ji-seung's efforts here, as something relatively new and rather bold, unfortunately did not translate into a remarkable performance at the local box office. The film received very little attention, and generally slipped under the radar in terms of admissions. A shame really, because although it's all a little to neat and tidy for my liking, the film itself offers a unique counter-narrative to mainstream Korean cinema as a light-hearted comedy that finds an uncanny middle ground between the Korean comedy genre films we all know and love, and this films irregular inclusion of suburban American culture,...More
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