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With a Girl of Black soil

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La Petite fille de la terre noire

With a Girl of Black soil

(Geomen tangyi soneyeo oi)

by Jeon Soo-il

South Korea


La Petite fille de la terre noire

Director: Jeon Soo-il

Script: Jeon Soo-il, Jung Soon-young

Cinematography: Kim Sung-tai

Editor: Suh Yong-duk

Sound: Lee Sung-chul

Music: Gae Soo-jung

Cast: Yu Yun-mi, Park Hyun-woo, Jo Young-jin

Production: Outside the box Production, Dongnyuk Film

Zootrope Films
81 Bd de Clichy
75009 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033

Year: 2007

35 mm, B & W and Colour, 89 min, 
OV Korean with French Subtitles

Venise Film Festival 2007

In a mining village from the Kangwon region, Young-lim is a nineyear- old girl living with her father and brother. She likes to sing nursery rhymes, to dance in front of the TV and to play with her elder brother who is a little retarded. When her father loses his job because of his health, her whole world is shuttered. She is now alone to look after her brother and their home. She manages to do it in her own way. Life is both hard and tender in this single-parent family.
Avoiding falling into melodrama, Jeon Soo-il succeeds to move us with a very well crafted photography where black and white is lit with patches of colors. He has cast an outstanding girl, Yu Yun-min, whose presence is full of reflection, courage and liveliness, and who is a remarkable performer.


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