Director Lee Don-ku scheduled to attend | June 5 & June 6
South Korea | 2012 | 103 minutes | Lee Don-ku
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.
June 5, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
|4:00 PM||Date has passed|
June 6, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
|9:45 PM||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.
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
|Principal Cast:||Nam Yeon-woo, Yang Jo-a HongJeong-ho, Kang Ki-doong, KIm Hee-sung|
|Premier Status:||North America|
|Running Time:||103 minutes|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|International Sales:||Finecut Co. Ltd.|