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제15회 제천국제음악영화제

5th(2009)
Modern Boy
Korea | 2008 | 121min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama

PROGRAM NOTE

Living at the high end of the upper class and working at the secretariat in the colonial Japanese government, Lee Hae-myung is a modern boy who is absorbed in enjoying romanticism and love with the times behind him. One day, he goes to a secret clubhouse with his best friend Shinsuke, a Japanese prosecutor in the colonial government, and meets Cho Nan-shil, a dancer. It is love at first sight. Hae-myung decides to bet his entire life on her. Hae-myung uses any and all means possible and eventually succeeds in starting an ideal relationship with Nan-shil. While he falls completely head over heels for her, Nan-shil unexpectedly steals everything in his house and disappears without a trace. On top of that, the innocent looking lunchbox that Nan-shil carefully packs for Hae-myung ends up being a bomb that explodes inside the government building Hae-myung works in, putting him in grave danger.
Unable to overcome his shock, confusion, longing, and anger towards Nan-shil, Hae-myung combs Kyung-sung searching for her. He later finds out that she is a very enigmatic woman with several names, several different jobs — even several different men. When he hears a rumor that she has a husband named Terror Park, Haemyung becomes engulfed in jealousy and rage. With the help of a private detective named Baek Sang-huh, he finds a clue to Nan-shil’s whereabouts and races over to find her. 1937, Kyung-sung. A deadly chase, unpredictable happenings... What else is in store for Hae-myung in the uncontrollable whirlwind of the times? ​

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DIRECTOR

JUNG Ji-woo

Jung Ji-woo, born in 1968, graduated from the Department of Theater & Flm of Hanyang University. He caught the attention of film critics early on with his short films Sa-ro (1994) and A Bit Bitter (1996), which he made with Generation Blue Films. In 1999, he made his first feature debut with Happy End, for which he garnered the Best New Director at the Korea Film Critics’ Association Awards. He went on to direct Blossom Again (2005) and Modern Boy (2008), and wrote the script of Moss, which is directed by Kang Woo-suk.
Producer
: Kwak Sin-ae
Cast
: Park Hae-il Kim Hye-soo Lee Han
Screenwriter
: Jung Ji-woo
Cinematography
: Kim Tae-kyeong
Music
: Lee Jae-jin