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The Bad Utterances (양아치어조)

양아치어조 (Yang-a-chi-eo-jo)

Directed by Jo Beom-goo (조범구)

Screenplay by


104min | Release date in South Korea :


For the teenagers who live on the northern part of the Han River in Seoul, the southern area is the land of wealth and opportunity. Ik-soo and his two friends are high school students in the northern area who live without any special hopes. When his mother dies unexpectedly, Ik-soo receives a small inheritance. He and his two friends move to the southern part with hopeful dreams. The southern neighborhood, however, is heartless to them. Ik-soo falls in love with a woman and spends quite a bit of his inheritance on paying her debt. He also has to take care of his two friends whenever they get into trouble. Eventually, he spends all his money and moves back to the northern area.

International Film Festivals

2004 9th Pusan International Film Festival, Korean Panorama
KOFIC Production Support for Independent Digital Feature Films 2003
KOFIC Marketing Support for Art Films 2004


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 Produced by
 Jo Beom-goo (조범구)
Indiestory (인디스토리)
 Jo Beom-goo (조범구)
 Original idea
 Yoo Ji-tae (유지태)
 Production department
 Jung Yoon-suk (정윤석)
 Production department
 Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
104 min DV Panoramic (1.85)
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US$ 170,000
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/06/24

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