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Address Unknown

(Suchwiin bulmyeong)

by Kim Ki-duk

South Korea


Adresse inconnue

Director: Kim Ki-duk

Script: Kim Ki-duk

Cinematographer: Seo Jung-min

Editing: Ham Sung-won

Sound: Ahn Sang-ho

Music: Park Ho-jun

Cast: Yang Dong-kun, Ban Min-jung, Kim Young-min, Bang Eun-jin, Myeong Gye-mam, Lee In-ok, Cho Jae-hyeon, Mitch Mahlum

Production: Tube Entertainment, L/J Film

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

Year: 2001

35 mm, Colour, 117 min, 
OV Korean with French Subtitles

Venise Film Festival 2001

A woman writes letters to an Afro-American soldier. Each time, she joins a photo of Chang-kuk, their mixed-race son. Her only wish is to go and join her lover in United States. For years, her letters have come back with the mention “unknown address”. Mixed-race son Chang-kuk, one-eyed college girl Eun-Ok, and shy Jihun become companions in misfortune. The trio tries to survive to the rift of the war in a zone controlled by the American army, at the boarder of North Korea.

"Mixed-race people are still not well thought of in Korea. They are not considered pure. People think that they have been contaminated by United-States." Kim ki-duk.

Unknown Address is partly an autobiographical film and reflects Korea in total mutation. A feeling of humanity dominates in the film where the characters are the victims of taboos (mixed-race children born in sin, disabled …).

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