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Jo Nan-ja-deul

South Korea | 2013 | 99 minutes | Noh Young-seok

Slowly building menace until tensions reach the boiling point, Noh Young-seok’s follow up to Daytime Drinking (SIFF 2009) follows a writer to a cabin in the snowy woods, where he erroneously thinks he’ll find quiet time to finish his screenplay.

May 29, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11  
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June 4, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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With his follow up to Daytime Drinking (SIFF 2009), director Noh Young-seok crafts a quirky mishmash of absurdist comedy and slow-burn mystery-thriller. Screenwriter Sang-Jin needs a quiet place to work past his writer’s block and put the final touches on his latest script. His producer offers his family’s mountaintop bed and breakfast. With the lodge closed for winter, Sang-Jin believes he has found the perfect spot, free from distractions. However, his solitude is short-lived as one unexpected guest after another arrives at his doorstep, including his police officer brother, two hostile poachers, a group of party-hungry skiers, and a murdered body. Now with the snow falling hard and the telephones dead, Sang-Jin’s secluded getaway becomes a darkly farcical ordeal. Imagine if Jim Jarmusch and Agatha Christie collaborating on a version of The Shining, the resulting film would be Intruders—a comedy of errors where every misstep slowly builds menace until tensions reach an apocalyptic boiling point.

Director Biography

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Noh Young-seok was artistically inclined from a young age, majoring in ceramic art at Seoul National University and nurturing a love for music composition. Daytime Drinking (2008) was his previous and first film, and won him several festival awards.

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Director: Noh Young-seok
Principal Cast: Jun Suk-ho, Oh Tae-kyung
Country: South Korea
Year: 2013
Running Time: 99 minutes
Producer: Choi Sun-hee
Screenplay: Noh Young-seok
Cinematographers: Park Jae-In
Editors: Park Soo-dan
Music: Noh Young-seok
Awards: Hawaii International Film Festival 2013 (Best Narrative Feature)
Filmography: Daytime Drinking (2008)
Language: Korean
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Format: DCP
International Sales: Finecut Co.
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