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IF YOU WERE ME

South Korea, 2004 (MIFF 2004, Regional Focus)

If You Were Me (Yeoseot gae ui siseon)South Korea

A dynamic collection of six shorts from some of South Korea's hottest directors, dissecting the vices of Korean society.

Face Value Director Park Kwang-su (Uprising, 1999) offers an innovative take on the notion of 'Don't judge a book by its cover'.

Crossing From Yeo Kyun-dong, 13 short episodes of a young man with cerebral palsy who walks the city streets with a mission.

N.E.P.A.L.Explosive filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Joint Security Area, MIFF 2001; Old Boy, MIFF 2004) looks at the rights of low-waged foreign workers in Korea by observing the real case of a Nepalese woman.

The Weight of Her Waikiki Brothers (MIFF 2002) director Yim Soon-rey tackles widespread discrimination against women.

Tongue Tied The shocking occurrence of parents who have their children undergo tongue surgery in order to pronounce the English 'R' is explored by Park Jin-pyo (Too Young to Die, MIFF 2003).

The Man's Affairs Director Jeong Jae-eun (Take Care of My Cat, MIFF 2002) questions the rights of sex offenders, as the identity of a former prisoner is revelead to his neighbours.

D/S Park Kwang-su, Yeo Kyun-dong, Park Chan-wook, Yim Soon-rey, Park Jin-pyo, Jeong Jae-eun P Lee Jin-sook WS Indiestory L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/Col/2003/110mins

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