Sleepless Night

  • 65'
  • South Korea
  • 2012
Just as new feelings can drift to the surface during a stroll on hot summer night, intangible issues gradually take shape in this intimate study. Hyun-Soo and Joo-Hee have been happily married for two years, but in their innocent conversations on the sofa and in bed or in discussions with friends there are signs of discomfort. Minor irritations about unpaid overtime and of course the question of whether to have a child or not.
Although the film is fairly minimalist dramatically, we can feel that a lot is at stake. The physical contact between Hyun-Soo and Joo-Hee is still tender, but a lot remains unanswered. Apart from in dreams. Then a stolen bicycle provides unexpected insights.
In this film, made after his widely praised debut Eighteen (2009), Jang Kun-Jae incorporates his own personal experiences and those of his actors. Sleepless Night won the audience award at the Jeonju Festival in South Korea.


Director
Jang Kun-Jae
Country of production
South Korea
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
65'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Jam mot deuneun bam
Language
Korean
Producer
Kim Woori
Production Company
Mocushura
Sales
RAMONDAParis
Screenplay
Jang Kun-Jae
Cinematography
Kim Byung-Soo
Editor
Jang Kun-Jae, Lee Yeon-Jung
Sound Design
Jang Kun-Jae
Music
Kim Dong-Wook
Cast
Kim Soo-Hyun, Kim Joo-Ryoung