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The Journals of Musan

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Year of participation 2011
Program Feature Competition

The Journals of Musan
Producer(s) Jinuk Lee
Director(s) Jungbum Park
Script Jungbum Park
Director of Photography Jongsun Kim
Sound Junyoung Moon
Edit Hyunjoo Jo
Cast Jungbum Park, Yonguk Jin, Eunjin Kang
Production company(-ies) Jinjin Pictures Finecut 4F Incline Bldg., 891-37, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-280, Korea Tel: +82 2 569 8777 , Fax:+ 82 2 569 94 66, e-mail: cineinfo@finecut.co.kr, www.finecut.co.kr
 

Synopsis

Seung-chul is from Musan city of North Hamkyung Province in North Korea. Unlike the meaning “rich” behind the city’s name, Seung-chul decides to defect to South Korea because he’s sick and tired of the famine there. He lives in a rented apartment with his friend, Kyung-chul and the life he lives in South Korea is not vastly different from his previous life in the North. The only happiness for Seung-chul is the church. A choir member at the church named Sook-young is like an angel to Seung-chul… Seung-chul keeps falling out of place in this capitalist society where it is even harder to take care of one’s self. What’s more frustrating is that the friendship between Seung-chul and Kyung-chul, which is the only thing they had in South Korea, begins to slowly break apart.

Awards
Grand Prix (Marrakech IFF, 2010), New Currents Award, FIPRESCI Award (Pusan IFF, 2010)

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