Graduated from Yeungnam University as a Korean Literature major. He participated in "Bloody Beach" (directed by Kim In-soo) as a screenwriter, and also has field experience. He was the assistant director of "Asako in Ruby Shoes" (directed by E. J-yong), and took part in the production of "Tell Me Something" ( directed by Jang Yoon-hyeon). "Da capo" is his First Feature.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Death in Desert" 2016/03/19,
Do-kyeong (played by Kim Min-ki) is a doctor preparing to get married to the daughter of a colleague. Somewhat inconveniently, this happens simultaneously with his rekindling an old relationship with Ga-in (played by Ko Won). At the start of "Death in Desert", Do-kyeong passively aggressively calls the affair off after the extended opening sex scene while Ga-in increasingly pathetically begs for him to treat her like a partner rather than a sex toy. Rather tellingly, Do-kyeong manages to come off as the more sympathetic person in this situation even though he's the cheater,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2015/02/21, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Gi-Hwa": A childish father dying of cancer and his angry estranged son hit the road together. (02/26) ★★★★ "The Maidroid": A overworked man receives help around the house from an attractive bot. (02/26) ★★★★ "The Avian Kind": After searching years for his missing wife a novelist is contacted by a woman who says she can help. (02/26) ★★★ "Boarding House" : A freshman living in a boarding house with other women gets visited by his first love. (02/26),...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/07/26, K-Films Coming Soon:★★★★★ "Roaring Currents": A historical epic that depicts the legendary exploits of one of the world's greatest navel strategists, Admiral Yi Sun-Shin. (07/30)
★★★★"HARU": A psychiatrists whose marriage is waning has to treat his wife's daughter and begins to fantasise about about their relationship. (07/31)
★★★★"The Suffered": A woman visiting her sick father gets to close to a mysterious man with dangerous consequences. (07/31),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Total Messed Family" 2014/03/22,
Won-man (played by Son Byung-ho) makes a living filing frivolous lawsuits and bullying people into paying him to go away. He is hated by, well, pretty much everybody, especially his son Cheon-bong (played by Kim Min-ki), who straight up fled the household to avoid dealing with Won-man's abuse. But the time is reckoning at hand- having exhausted the patience of all his non-relatives, Cheon-bong returns home with his hugely pregnant girlfriend. By the way, they still have vigorous loud sex every night.
This is all very much to the consternation of Se-joo (played by Han Bo-bae), the daughter of Won-man and younger sister of Cheon-bong,...More
[HanCinema Report] JIFF: Day Seven 2013/05/01,
Due to the sheer quantity of artistic and experimental films, I think I may have been pulling punches a bit with my reviews. Now, to be perfectly clear, My Place and Dancing Woman are both absolutely brilliant and unlike anything I've ever seen before- but as I come more and more to the end, I see clearly that the Jeonju International Film Festival has had as many hits as misses.
My first film today, "Total Messed Family", typifies a lot of that. It's a comedy about the reactions a family has when their son, a runaway, returns home with his pregnant girlfriend,...More
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