Na-neun gon-kyeong-e cheo-haet-da! / I’m in Trouble!
So Sang-min, Republic of Korea
2009, 98 min
13 February 2010
Delphi Filmpalast, Berlin
Cast: Min Sung-wook, Lee Seung-jun, Jeong Ji-yeon, Kim Joo-ryung
Director So Sang-min studied religion before taking up film directing, which shows in his attention to character and the virtues of faith, love, and loyalty.
In his first feature-length film, So Sang-min explores the lives of young professionals and office workers in Seoul through the misadventures of a vulnerable man stuck between poetry and the law exam.
At one point, the constantly drunk Sun-woo walks around naked in the unisex section of a rest house, until an attendant rushes to cover him. This mediocre event fairly sums up his relationships. After a street altercation, a cabbie pegs him pretty well – “A well educated man like you shouldn’t act like that.” And yet when real chaos hits, Sun-woo responds with true courage, both physical and moral.
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