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Upstanding Man (일어서는 인간)

일어서는 인간 (il-eo-seo-neun in-gan)

Directed by Kim Mi-yeong (김미영)

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87min | Release date in South Korea :

Jinho, an ex-actor and a would-be poet, writes his own play now. The theater company prepares for a new stage with Jinho's play. Sora, an actress and his ex-girlfriend, resists the play because she thinks it insinuates their past. Whatever past, whatever Sora and other members of the theater thought, Jinho believes that the stage will exceed to his humble everyday situation. Now Jinho, Sora and other members have no choice but to practice the play every day in their roles to put it on the stage. As the play begins, Jinho keeps doing as usual even though the play doesn't seem to be significant for him any more but at the end of the stage something strikes him. There is the other side of his play. The play is showing that clearly more and more under the stage lighting.


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    When watching a performance, we're not supposed to be privy to the real thoughts of the actor. "Good" acting means that the performer convincingly inhabits the persona of a character which in theory has no relation to his personality, although in practice this is almost never true. One argument Orson Welles made when people accused him of egotistically taking larger-than-life roles was simple. If the commanding actor had ever tried to take a role that wasn't huge, it would simply look strange,...More

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Airing dates : 2016/03/28

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