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제16회 제천국제음악영화제

3rd(2007)
Dasepo Naughty Girl: Director''
Korea | 2006 | 103min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical

PROGRAM NOTE

In the ‘No Religion’ class at Musseulmo high school, when a student asks to leave early claiming to have contracted an STD, most of the class and their teacher go to the hospital. Why? Because there is a good chance that they might have the disease too. To phrase it nicely, the class ‘shares pleasure’. When a poor girl asks for an early dismissal to prostitute herself to support her family, the teacher compliments her for being ‘a good daughter.’ Even in this bizarre school, love blossoms like in any other schools. Poor Girl secretly loves hunk Anthony who has moved from Switzerland, while Anthony is struck by One Eye’s brother Two Eyes, questioning his own sexual orientation. The soccer team captain loves One Eye while One Eye has a crush on Bellflower, and so the love connections go on. In the meantime, a conspiracy to brainwash students is conceived in the principal’s room. Dasepo Naughty Girl is an adaptation of an internet cartoon, a teen school story with many sexual twists, however the film introduces a unique ‘karaoke musical’ style that is not part of the original cartoon. The film attempts outrageous experiments in both its story and style, yet it portrays taboos so matter-of-factly and in such a cheerful fashion. The color-changing subtitles that display song lyrics just like karaoke machines do and the vivid art direction give the film its charming look. A film that is very unique and rare. (Lim Bum)

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DIRECTOR

E. J. Yong

Born in 1965, E. J. Yong studied film at Korean Academy of Film Arts. After his short film received awards at festivals in San Francisco and Clermont-Ferrand, he made his feature debut in 1998 with . He directed (2000) and (2003), which was based on Choderlos de Laclos’ epistolary novel ‘Dangerous Liaisons’.