Director: Lee Chang-dong
Script: Lee Chang-dong
Cinematographer: Choi Young-taek
Editor: Kim Hyun
Music: Lee Jae-jin
Costumes: Cha Sun-youngl, Lee Sung-cheol
Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Ahn Nae-sang, Ryoo Seung-wan, Chu Gui-jeong, Kim Jin-jin, Sohn Byung-ho
Production: East Film
Les Grands Films Classiques
49, avenue Théophile Gauthier
Tel: 0033 126.96.36.199.24
35 mm, Colour, 132 min
OV Korean with French Subtitles
Critics' Week Cannes Film Festival 2003
Jong Du, a simple minded young delinquent, spent several years in jail for having run over a man and then run away. In fact, it was Jong Il, his own brother, who was responsible for this accident. Once free, Jong Du wants to meet the family of the victim who died, a street cleaner. He meets his daughter Gong Ju "Princess", who, although she suffers from cerebral palsy, has been abandoned by her brother and left her at her neighbours' care. Jong Du is fascinated by the young disabled girl and visits her in secret. Gradually, their tender bond turns into a real passion, though platonic. When they start to openly live their relationship deviating from the norm, people cannot bear it...
To be born handicapped and exist under other people’s eyes...