by O Muel
Director: O Muel
Screenplay: O Muel
Cinematographer: Yang Jung-hoon
Editing: Lee Do-hyun
Sound: Lee Sang-min
Music: Jeon Song-e
Cast.: Sung Min-chul, Yang Jung-won, Oh Young-soon, Park Soon-dong, Moon Suk-bum, Jang Kyung-sub, Hong Sang-Pyo, Uh Sung-wook
Production: Japari Film
Tel: 82 2 722 6051
Fax: 82 2 722 6055
DCP, B & W, 109 min,
OV Korean with English and French electronic subtitles
World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival & 3 awards at Busan International Film Festival 2013.
April 3rd 1948. A riot getting out of hand on Jeju Island is suppressed by the government. The military invades a calm and peaceful village. Running away from the army, the villagers shelter in a cave. They try to survive in their hiding place, but hope seems as dark as the cave itself. As time passes, the refugees start suffering from illness and hunger. The situation does not seem to change. One day, a farmer worrying for his pigs wants to return to his farm, but the others hold him back. In a constant state of concern and anxiety, people wonder if they should move out to shelter up in the mountain, or remain in the cave.
“By telling the story of people who lived on Jeju Island and tried to survive in a dark and cold cave, I wanted to sooth the pain we feel in our hearts being alive today, and pay a tribute to those who died on April 3rd 1948 during the riot on Jeju Island.” O Muel