After his negligence causes serious injuries to the small child of a girlfriend, a young activist sought by the police flees to the provincial town of Paju. The vicissitudes of fate continue to affect him there. The woman he marries dies in a gas explosion, after which he becomes entangled in an complex relationship with her little sister. In the opening shots, she returns after a lengthy absence to Paju, after which the emotionally charged yet subtly portrayed psychological drama unfolds in a series of flashbacks. The clash between the riot police and criminals gives this story about crime and punishment a feeling of urgency and topicality.
This second feature by Park Chan-Ok was one of the hottest films at the Pusan Festival. Her debut, Jealousy Is My Middle Name, received a Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2003.



Filmmaker
Park Chan-Ok
Premiere
International premiere
Country
South Korea
Year
2009
Medium
35mm
Length
110’
Language
Korean
Producer
Kim Ju-Kyung
Production Company
TPS Company
Sales
M-Line Distribution
Writer
Park Chan-Ok
Cinematography
Kim Woo-Hyung
Editor
Kim Hyung-Joo
Production Design
Kim Joon
Sound Design
Kim Suk-Won, Park Ju-Kang
Music
Jang Young-Kyu
Cast
Lee Sun-Kyun, Seo Woo
Website
http://www.mline-distribution.com/