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The Coast Guard

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Year of participation 2014
Program Retrospectives

The Coast Guard
Producer(s) Seung-jae Lee
Director(s) Kim Ki-duk
Script Kim Ki-duk
Director of Photography Baek Dong-hyeon
Production designer Yun Ju-hun
Music by Jang Yung-yu
Edit Kim Sun-min
Cast Jang Dong-gun, Kim Jeong-hak, Park Ji-a, Yoo Hae-jin, Jeong Jin
Production company(-ies) LJ Films 41/ 2400 A Paramara Road Ernakulam North. Kochi, India 18
 

Synopsis

At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high. PFC Kang  and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking youths jeer them. Two nights later, Kang follows orders, opening fire at a person who has infiltrated the border zone. It proves to be a young man, one from the earlier encounter, on a drunken tryst with his girlfriend, Mi-yeong. Kang is commended, yet horrified. Mi-yeong is unhinged. Kim tries to hold onto friendship, duty, and his humanity. While Kang retreats into bizarre behavior and violence, Mi-yeong becomes easy prey to soldiers. Sickness is all.

Awards
FIPRESCI Prize, NETPAC Award, Town of Karlovy Vary Award, Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech, 2003

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