2011. South Korea. Jeon Jal-hong. 121 min.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. South Korea. Directed by Jeon Jal-hong. Screenplay by Kim Ki-duk. With Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Gyu-ri, Kim Jong-soo, Han Gi-jung. Jeon was an assistant to filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who wrote and produced this emotionally violent film and whose influence is at once palpable and subordinate to Jeon’s own talent. Poongsan, who does not speak, carries messages back and forth between separated families in North and South Korea. When he is enlisted to smuggle the mistress of a high-ranking North Korean defector out of the North, passion intervenes, and an unexpected, “crazy” love threatens political chaos. In Korean; English subtitles. 121 min.