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9th
Cinema Palace
Action Boys
Director_ Jung Byoung-gil
Korea 2008 110min Digi-Beta color feature Documentary
Review

Being slapped and kicked is definitely painful, yet stunt men. They are always being punched, beaten and knocked down. However, the reason that stunt men are skilled at performing physical action without sparing themselves is not because they feel less pain or they are braver than any other people, but because of their harsh training and passions for the sake of action. Action Boys is a documentary film about the people who graduated from Seoul Action School in 2004. It focuses on eight graduates out of fourteen, the only ones who finished out of the class of thirty-six. It follows them, from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, trying to catch their distress and dedication to stunts. But it doesn´t describe them as being unlucky even though the status of stunt men is low. On the contrary the film shows the reality that stunt men realize by themselves through the irony; the more they have passions about work, the more they face against danger. Their movements are extraordinary. Therefore, live actions that they film cannot be compared with digital technology because it comes from their life experiences. So their analog performances can really outshine. They are the real action stars.

CREDIT
  • DirectorJung Byoung-gil
  • EditorJung Byoung-gil
  • ProducerLee Yong-hui
  • ScreenplayJung Byoung-gil, Jung Byoung-sik
  • CinematographyJung Byoung-gil, Jeanne Lee
  • MusicLee Hyeoun-ho
CastKweun Gui-duck, Kwag Jin-suk, Shin Seung-il, Jeun Sei-jin
DIRECTOR
Jung Byoung-gil
Born in 1980, Korea. He studied at the 8th Seoul Action School. His film, Standing on the Edge of Knife(2004) was screened at various film festivals, he is also the producer of Why Mr.Taesuk?(2003), Excuse Me, I Am Poor(2006), and Three Important Things for Rock’n Roll(2006) which was premiered at the 8th JIFF. Action Boys(2008), Jung’s feature debut film was acclaimed by many film festivals including New York Asian Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival and was awarded JIFF Audience Award and so on.
Jeonju Office

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Seoul Office

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T. +82 (0)2 2285 0562 F. +82 (0)2 2285 0560

JEONJU Cine Complex

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