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Mozart Town (모차르트 타운)

모차르트 타운 (Mo-cha-reu-teu Ta-woon)

Directed by Jeon Kyu-hwan (전규환)

Drama

90min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Mozart Town should be Salzburg, but in this film it happens to be the capital of South Korea, Seoul. In the title, "Town" has more significance than Mozart, because the film is foremost about the city, and the interwoven lives of its denizens.
Young director Jeon Kyu-hwani's debut work is certainly his own unique vision. It's not a big-budget masterpiece done with expensive equipment, but instead offers a taste of the Korean film world, where glamour and major studios don't yet play a big role. What we can say of this film is that for the sake of keeping the city stories authentic, the actors are all amateurs.
One remarkably straightforward character is Ji-Won, who runs a small newspaper stand and whose hobby is to secretly photograph passersby. Also in town is the pianist Sara from Slovakia and the Africans Etoo and Ayo, who are engaged in earning illegal money.
The people of Mozart Town are rather sad and lonely, seeking their places in the world. But will they ever find them? In filming them, Jeon Kyu- Hwan has used simple methods which bring the sad notes of the city to the fore.

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  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Mozart Town": A Daring and Dreamy Debut

    2014/06/28,
    In the Spotlight this Week: Jeon Kyu-hwan's "Mozart Town": Life in a metropolis can be unforgiving and cruel. The buildings are imposing and the diversity of being is impressive, if not uncomfortably humbling; and it becomes all too easy, perhaps even necessary, to go about one's business bearing blinders and minding your own matters. But collisions are inevitable, uncomfortable and random, and sometimes--if the conditions are just right--multiple lives merge and travel together for a time, only to eventually fork off out into the cityscape. Enter "Mozart Town", a discerning debut that poetically peels back the concrete curtains of big city life to reveal, for better or worse, life under the log. These 'Humans of Seoul' that are found wriggling, are put under Jeon's lens and followed, their dreary existence exposed, and their flaws magnified under the leering light of cinematic attention and focus,...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] Jeon Kyu-hwan's "Mozart Town"

    2014/06/28,
    Before Jeon Kyu-hwan braved the director's chair he was but a humble talent manager behind the scenes. It was only when this crafty storyteller found funding for his stunning debut "Mozart Town" that Korean cinema realised they had a promising new auteur breaking out through the backdoor. The film's 90 minutes are raw and grinding, but skilfully guided by a soft and subtle poetry that is as captivating as it is cruel. Already Jeon has followed up this fantastic first feature with five others (with another soon to arrive), but it was his efforts here in "Mozart Town" (the first of three "Town" films he's made) that cinephiles were pleasantly introduced to Jeon's eclectic style and stance. Enjoy! [SPOILERS],...More
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Airing dates : 2011/09/15

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