Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno

Jung Yoonsuk

IFFR 2017

Bright Future

  • 120'
  • South Korea
  • 2017
“Whereas other bands smash up expensive guitars, we use rubbish”, says one of the members of controversial duo Bamseom Pirates while picking up an old printer lying amongst the junk in an abandoned university building. They prefer to play here rather than in Seoul’s hip concert venues. With heavy irony, they announce their 'relaxing' music: a blast of noise called grindcore. They play bass and drums, but use also anything they can get their hands on to make music. Their angry punk attitude is aimed against the established order in South Korea. Many of their numbers have led to controversy and rows, which they warmly welcome.
In his debut Non-fiction Diary, filmmaker Jung expanded an infamous real-life murder from the 1990s into an analysis of stumbling faith in progress in Korea. His second film starts as a noisy musical portrait, growing into a statement on youthful resistance against the capitalist powers that be. 
Director
Jung Yoonsuk
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
South Korea
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
120'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Bam Seom hae jeok dan Seoul bul ba da
Language
Korean
Producer
Jo Sona / OPOT Pictures
Production Company
OPOT Pictures
Sales
M-Line Distribution
Screenplay
Jung Yoonsuk
Cinematography
Jung Yoonsuk, Heo Chulnyeung, Jun Sangjin
Editor
Jung Yoonsuk
Sound Design
Pyo Jongsu
Music
Kwon Yongman, Jang Sunggun
Cast
Kwon Yongman, Jang Sunggun, Park Junggeun