Many writers only become famous after their death. That also applies to a certain extent to the 27-year-old Shin-hyo, who in the first part of the film, shot in black-and-white, tries to become a successful writer. His books do not manage to find an interested audience, however. He seeks solace in the advice of a writer who is already successful, turns to excessive drinking and women, but all in vain. In the end he gives up and tries to commit suicide. But even that is a failure.
The disappointed author ends up in a coma but recovers from his vegetative state 27 years later. Then he discovers that a book attributed to him, The Russian Novel, has become very popular and thus he is world-famous. As a result his life - shot in the second part in colour - is anything but orderly. It is more reminiscent of a Russian novel: long, complex and with many characters.

Original title
Reosian seoseol
Filmmaker
Shin Yeon-Shick
Premiere
International premiere
Country
South Korea
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
140’
Language
Korean
Producer
Shin Yeon-Shick
Sales
Shin Yeon-Shick
Writer
Shin Yeon-Shick
Cinematography
Choi Yong-Jin
Editor
Kim Jeong-Hoon
Production Design
Choi Yong-Jin
Sound Design
Kim Chang-Hoon
Music
Kim Seen-Eel
Cast
Kang Shin-Hyo, Kyoung Seong-Whan