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South Korea, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Park Jung-Bum


For a North Korean in South Korea, the grass isn't always greener.

Having escaped the oppressiveness of North Korea, Jeon Seung-chul is determined to build a better life for himself amidst the freedoms of the South. However, introverted and ill-suited to Seoul society, Jeon begins to find his new home to be a cruel and unfeeling place.

An assured and much-awarded feature film debut by writer, director and lead actor Park Jung-bum (former assistant to revered Korean director Lee Chang-dong), Journals of Musan was inspired by the experiences of one of Park's close friends as he struggled with the harsh realities of acclimatising to South Korean society. An acutely observed character study of a man forgotten by the world, Journals of Musan is a confronting indictment of humanity's capacity for indifference.

D/S Park Jung-bum P Lee Jinuk WS Finecut L Korean w/ English subtitles TD HD Cam/2010

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