"Missing Person" (2008) 2012/03/03, Source, "Missing Person" : Film overview with analysis by CBCasey
This dark Korean drama explores how people can become both a victim and a perpetrator by following the actions of a Korean real estate agent Won-Yeong and the actions of the people Young has relationships and dealings with. Aside from Yeong's two extramarital affairs Yeong also has dealings with a mentally handicapped man named Gyoo-nam. Yeong's treatment of Gyoo-nam is physically abusive, but more symbolically characterized like that of a dog to it's master. The first scene of the film opens with Gyoo-nam meeting Yeong in a boiler room. In this scene Yeong puts a dog leash on Gyoo-nam and beats him while referring to him as "bitch" and referring to himself as "master" or "daddy" creating himself in the image of dominance using Gyoo-nam as the image of sub ordinance. In later scenes Yeong meets Gyoo-nam in the boiler room and beats Gyoo-nam. In each of these instances Gyoo-nam represents other people in effigy that Yeong hates. Gyoo-nam effigies a potential buyer that backed out of buying a home by wearing a red scarf similar to that of the potential buyer,...More
10th JIFF Draws to Close 2009/05/18, Source, A Whole Host of Winners at JIFF 2009
Jeonju Film Festival Closes with Great Expectations
By Matthew Love
Associate Editor & Writer
Sherad Anthony Sanchez's "Imbrunal" winner of this years JIFF Woosuk Award for International Film
The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) ended its nine day,...More
10th Jeonju Film Fest Wraps with Awards 2009/05/15, Source, The 10th anniversary edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), wrapped up May 8, with record attendance and awards for a slew of exciting new films. Ticket sales were up 5,500 from the previous year with total admissions at 70,762, averaging a 77.6% seat occupancy rate.
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