Koreanisches Kino im DAZ
The Host, A Bittersweet Life, Blossom Again
05. Juli 2008 - 13. Juli 2008
Im Rahmen der Ausstellung “MEGACITY NETWORK –Zeitgenössische Architektur in Korea” zeigt das DAZ drei koreanische Spielfilme, die spannende und unterhaltsame als auch architektonisch besondere Einblicke in das Leben in der Megacity Seoul bieten. HWANG Doojin, Architekt der Ausstellung und Filmkritiker, hat für das DAZ die Filme “The Host” von BONG Joon-ho, “A Bittersweet Life” von KIM Jee-woon sowie “Blossom Again” von Jung Ji-woo ausgewählt und reszensiert.
Samstag, 05.Juli 2008, 15.00 Uhr The Host
Samstag, 05.Juli 2008, 17.00 Uhr A Bittersweet Life
Sonntag, 06.Juli 2008, 15.00 Uhr Blossom Again
Sonntag, 06.Juli 2008, 17.00 Uhr The Host
Samstag, 12.Juli 2008, 15.00 Uhr A Bittersweet Life
Samstag, 12.Juli 2008, 17.00 Uhr Blossom Again
Sonntag, 13.Juli 2008, 15.00 Uhr The Host
Sonntag, 13.Juli 2008, 17.00 Uhr A Bittersweet Life
Alle Filme werden in Koreanisch mit englischem Untertitel gezeigt.
Der Eintritt ist frei.
Directed by BONG Joon-ho
2006, 114min, 35mm, 10829ft, 1.85:1, Color, Dolby SRD
As it has for ages past, the Han River continues to pierce the very center of the capital city Seoul. But one day in 2000, through an “unfortunate incident”, a mysterious creature is conceived in the waters of the river. As the creature slowly starts to grow in the depths of the river, people fail to sense signs of an impending disaster, devoting themselves to the Korean-Japan World Cup soccer finals, the presidential elections, and to their everyday lives. Then one day in 2005, in front of countless citizens taking a stroll and enjoying the weekend on the banks of the Han River, the creature reveals itself in a shocking display of horror.
HWANG Doojin: “Many scenes in the Host came to the Seoulites as a shock. There is an alienating power in the director Bong's screenplay. Seoul in this film doesn't seem like the same mundane place its citizens know; it is mysterious, grotesque and eerily enchanting.
Director Bong is a favorite among many architects in Korea; his rather short filmography, with 3 major films so far, has nevertheless demonstrated his ability to make ordinary places seem magically complex. Do not miss the scene in which Namju, an woman archer, crawls out of a box girder of one of the grand bridges of the Han river, in her pursuit for a river monster which has taken her little sister away.”
A Bittersweet Life
<달콤한 인생> Dal-kom-han In-saeng
Directed by KIM Jee-woon
2005, 120min, 35mm, 10800ft, 2.35:1, Color, Dolby Digital SRD
Sun-woo is a decisive, cold, capable hotel manager. He is the right-hand man to Boss KANG in a world where there are only commands and obedience. Suspicious that his girlfriend, Hee-Soo, has another man, Boss KANG orders Sun-woo to investigate and, if it’s true, deal with it. After three days, Sun-woo catches Hee-soo with another man and attacks them. But for reasons he can’t understand, he lets them go.
Before he can figure out why, he is brutally attacked by the gang and nearly killed. Now Sun-woo finds himself in a war. His momentary compassion for Hee-soo is no longer what is driving him. Step by step he gets closer to Boss KANG…
HWANG Doojin: “ If you think a true gangster movie can only be made in cities like LA, Hong Kong or Tokyo, wait until you see this one. The plot, based on betrayals and revenges within a gangster 'organization', is full of violence and gore, set against various scenes of cities in Korea. Note how everyday places, such as busy streets, narrow back alleys, bars and restaurant, appear to be potent with urgency of danger and fear. “
Directed by JUNG Ji-woo
2005, 115min, 35mm, 10350ft, 1.85:1, Color, Dolby SRD
Thirty year-old teacher In-young(KIM Jung-eun) falls in love with her own student, Suk(LEE Tae-sung). What attracted her to the boy was the fact that he resembled her first love in every way, and even shared the same name. But with the sudden return of her long-lost love, and the appearance of a cute high school girl who confesses her love towards the boy Suk, In-young finds herself lost among the two first loves…
HWANG Doojin: “The background of this film is Bukchon, one of the oldest residential areas in Seoul, known for the Korean traditional timber-structure houses, hanoks. Another noteworthy location featured in the film is Heiry Art Valley, a smorgasbord of Korea's most up-to-date architectural styles.
The stark contrast in architectural realities of these two places are perhaps a key to understanding the rather complex storyline of this film, that evolves around the idea of memory, maturity and reconciliation.”