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Fatal

Director Lee Don-ku scheduled to attend | June 5 & June 6

This hard-hitting South Korean drama centers on a 28-year-old man who, ten years earlier, participated in a violent act against a classmate. Attempting to seek forgiveness without confessing his role in her adolescent trauma, guilty Sung-gong forms a relationship with his victim, with unexpected consequences.

Schedule
June 5, 2013
Wednesday
4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
June 6, 2013
Thursday
9:45 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

A brutal crime from the past still holds its grip upon victim and perpetrator alike in this stark thriller. Sung-gong (Nam yeon-wo) is first seen being taunted and tossed into the adjoining room by fellow high-school students. But this is no mere display of school bullying; in the next room lies Jang-mi (Yang Jo-a), drugged unconscious and raped by each boy in turn. Sung-gong has refused to participate, but his cohorts are not having that as an option. Ten years later Sung-gong insists to himself that he did nothing more wrong that day then stay silent. Whether because of that silence or a greater complicity he refuses to acknowledge, his guilt weighs heavily enough upon him that a chance meeting with street missionaries sends him scurrying to their church, hoping for some consolation. There he reencounters Jang-mi, and painfully becomes aware that the cruel harm done to her is a debt still needing to be paid. This uncompromising look at a man hoping for redemption and learning of its limits, marks first-time director Lee Don-ku as one of South Korea's most promising young voices.


Director Biography
Don-ku Lee worked as a bathhouse attendant and street vendor handing out flyers to raise the micro-budget (approximately $3,000) for Fatal, his debut feature film.

Sponsored in part by Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Delta Air Lines, Comcast Xfinity

Director: Lee Don-ku
Principal Cast: Nam Yeon-woo, Yang Jo-a HongJeong-ho, Kang Ki-doong, KIm Hee-sung
Premiere Status: North America
Country: South Korea
Year: 2012
Running Time: 103 minutes
Producer: Kim Hee-Sung
Screenplay: Lee Don-ku
Cinematographers: Kang Moon-bong
Editors: Lee Don-ku
Music: Park Hee-sun
Website: http://www.finecut.co.kr/renew/library/synopsis.asp?num=163
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Yes
Format: HDCAM
International Sales: Finecut Co. Ltd.
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