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Characters (캐릭터)

캐릭터 (Kae-rik-teo)

Directed by Son Kwang-Ju (손광주)

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A once-emerging writer, Soo-Yeon is now making a living by working as an assistant scriptwriter for a great box-office hit maker, Moh. Despite repeating cheesy stories full of stereotypical characters, Moh wants to constantly believe his film to have something new and to be based on the reality. That makes Moh as well as Soo-Yeon feel exhausted. Soo-Yeon carefully dreams to emancipate characters from story, but she realizes that her dream is only treated as a ‘feminine’ vanity in reality.

Clever and moving play with double mirrors. A melancholy female scriptwriter is working with a narcissistic director on a new script. A personal ode to ambition and perseverance in the creative process, but also an ironic deconstruction of the vain laziness with which scripts are often made. - IFFRotterdam

2011 Jeonju International Film Festival (KR)
2011 Festival International Films de Femmes de Créteil (FR)
2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)
2009 KOFIC Independent Film Production Support


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    Public ravenous for stars from their midst as reality TV shows saturate market Kim Yong-bum, chief producer of "Superstar K3", said the popularity of eliminator TV shows here is a welcome development, but one that makes his job more pressurized. By Kwon Hyeok-jae After the third episode of Mnet's reality show "Superstar K3" aired on Aug. 26, online portals were brimming with postings trying to guess the secret of one of its contestants, American Chris Golightly. During the preliminary rounds of the eliminator show, which promises to produce Korea's next singing star, clips from Golightly's past were shown from his time as a contestant on another show, "American Idol",...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Characters": First Thoughts (Psychoanalytical Feminism)

    "Characters" made its international debut in January of this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and recently competed at JIFF 2011 for best Korean feature film. It's a fascinating postmodern metafilm that raises a lot questions about the nature of film narratives and the characters that occupy filmic dreamscapes.,...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "Characters"

    2011/05/13, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "Characters"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • Korean Presence at Rotterdam International Film Festival

    2011/01/26, Source,
    The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) describes itself as offering "a quality selection of independent, innovative and experimental cinema, video and media art". Celebrating its 40th edition this year, IFFR will run January 26-February 6. Rotterdam's Bright Future section, featuring "first or second films by filmmakers from whom the festival expects a lot in the future" is comprised of 80 titles selected from 38 countries this year,...More
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 Son Kwang-Ju (손광주)
100 min HD Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2011/11/17

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