Our Tisted Hero
(Urideului ilgeuleojin yeongung)
by Park Chong-won
Script : Park Chong-won, Chang Hyun-so after Yi Munyol's novel
Script: Chung Kwang-suk
Editor: Lee Kyung-ja
Music: Song Byung-jun
Cast: Hong Kyung-in, Ko Jung-il, Choe Min-sik, Lee Jin-sun
Production: Dae Dong Heung-up Film Co. Ltd
35 mm, Colour, 119 min
OV Korean with French Subtitles
Young Audience Award - Laon Film Festival
Han Byung-tae is teaching in a private school. He remembers his own school days, thirty years ago, in the countryside. At that time, his father, a civil servant in Seoul, had just been posted in a rural area. As soon as he arrived, young Han had a clash with Um Suk-dae, the class prefect. The two children soon start fighting, until their relationship get back to normal and Han becomes a devoted subordinate. Kim Chong-won, a new teacher, teach the children equality, justice, truth, courage and democracy.
This is a story of the dreams, quarrels and friendship of a group of adolescents seen through their school days in the fifties-sixties, just before the Korean economical boom. Pak Chongwon has successfully portrayed the relationships of these adolescents with a very truthful social background.