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Failan (파이란)

파이란 (Pa-i-lan)

Directed by Song Hae-seong (송해성)

Screenplay by , ,

Drama

110min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Kang-jae is a third-rate thug whose only joy in life is playing games at the local arcade. Unlike his buddy who is now the head of a local organization, all he has to show for his life of petty crime is a small video store. Kang-jae is a push-over and gets pushed around by neighborhood punks. One day, he is offered a deal he cannot refuse. To the hope-filled Kang-jae, a letter arrives. It reads: Dear Kang-jae. Thank you for giving me a chance to live in Korea. Everyone here is so nice. But you are the nicest of them all for marrying me. Marriage... Wife... Failan...? Kang-jae had a wife, a wife he had forgotten that he had married. In fact, he had married her for a measly amount of money in exchange for Korean residency. A contractual marriage. A simple letter will make Kang-jae realize the meaning of life, love and fate.

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Failan | HanCinema Reviews

  • [Guest Film Review] "Failan"

    2017/01/14
    Based on Jiro Asada's novel "Love Letter", "Failan" unfolds in two axes. Kang-jae is a pathetic individual, a low-grade criminal of a minor organization, who has seen his childhood friend, Kyeong-soo becoming the leader of the gang, while he was merely endowed with a small video shop for his contributions to organized crime. The new members of the syndicate do not respect him, and his shop barely makes enough for him to live. If that was not enough, when his boss kills a member of another gang in a fit of rage, he suggests that Kang-jae takes the blame, which will leave him for about ten years in prison. Kang-jae reluctantly agrees,...More

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  • [Guest Film Review] "Failan"

    2017/01/14
    Based on Jiro Asada's novel "Love Letter", "Failan" unfolds in two axes. Kang-jae is a pathetic individual, a low-grade criminal of a minor organization, who has seen his childhood friend, Kyeong-soo becoming the leader of the gang, while he was merely endowed with a small video shop for his contributions to organized crime. The new members of the syndicate do not respect him, and his shop barely makes enough for him to live. If that was not enough, when his boss kills a member of another gang in a fit of rage, he suggests that Kang-jae takes the blame, which will leave him for about ten years in prison. Kang-jae reluctantly agrees,...More
  • Kang Hye-jung to make screen comeback in 'My Wife' co-starring Park Shin-yang

    2016/05/31, Source
    Kang Hye-jung is making her screen comeback through film director Song Hae-seong's new movie. "My Wife" directed by Song Hae-seong, previously well-known for 'Failan' and 'Our Happy Time'. The movie depicts the desperate fight of a husband who tries to save his wife kidnapped during travelling in South Asia,...More
  • Choi Min-sik, to attend the Firenze Korean Film Festival in Italy

    2014/03/20, Source
    Actor Choi Min-sik has been invited and will be attending the 12th Firenze Korean Film Festival in Italy, which starts on the 21st of March. The one and only Korean Film Festival, Firenze Film Festival arranged a special exhibit for Choi Min-sik. He plans to interview with local media and communicate with the audience,...More
  • [Guest Post] Daniel Tudor on Korean cinema

    2012/11/09, Source
    I'm not a true cinephile by any stretch of the imagination. I've always been the archetypal casual fan, who knows what he likes, but doesn't really like it enough to remember every line of the script. People ask, "have you seen [insert name of genius film here]?" and I honestly reply "yeah, I saw it a few years back, it was great". But then I'll be unable to back that up with any enlightened commentary on that scene with the uninterrupted shot that goes all the way around the bar and back again when all the mobsters are being introduced. Or even who was in it, sometimes. But when I first moved to Seoul in 2004, Korean cinema got to me. In some way it was a stroke of luck to be here while a golden era was still in swing,...More
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 Produced by
 Ahn Sang-hoon-I (안상훈)
Production
Tube Entertainment (튜브 엔터테인먼트)
Distribution
Tube Entertainment (튜브 엔터테인먼트)
Staff
 Hwang Woo-hyeon (황우현)
 Production department
 Hwang Jae-woo (황재우)
 Production department
 Kim Sang-chan (김상찬)
 Production department
 Jeong Se-gyo (정세교)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Kim Hyo-seok (김효석)
 Directing department
 Lee Taek-kyeong (이택경)
 Directing department
 Lee Deok-hee-I (이덕희)
 Assistant director
 Lee Jae-jin-III (이재진)
 Score composer
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editor
Technical Information
110 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
www.failan.co.kr...
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Airing dates : 2001/04/28

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