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Juvenile Offender (Beom-joe so-nyeon)

Juvenile Offender (Beom-joe so-nyeon)
  • 2012
  • South Korea
  • 108 min
  • Directed by: Yi-kwan Kang
  • Written by: Yi-kwan Kang, Joo Young Park
  • Cast: Won-tae Choi, Rae-yeon Kang, Jung-hyun Lee
  • Language: Korean

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Juvenile Offender (Beom-joe so-nyeon)

Is there a future for the family?

A young high-school dropout, released from reformatory in the custody of a mother he has barely known, learns that his girlfriend has given birth to his child and given it up for adoption. Battling his own heritage of familial neglect, the young man tries to create a more stable life for his new family. This gritty and ultimately moving film represents the artistic strength and social significance of contemporary Korean cinema.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013: Korean Cinema

7 Jun 2013

EIFF 2013 exploration of South Korean cinema promises to enlighten

When Bong Joon-ho’s The Host screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2006, audiences applauded the Korean director’s deliriously unpretentious monster movie as a breath of fresh air. His English-language debut Snowpiercer (recently shot…

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