Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. + (0)63 288 5433 F. +82 (0)63 288 5411

Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999) 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 231 3377

COPYRIGHT © JEONJU International Film Festival ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

로고

이전 이후
10th
Korean Cinema
BANDHOBI
Director_ Shin Dong-il
Korea 2009 107min 35mm color feature Fiction
Review

Min-seo is a troublemaker who is frequently absent from school, runs away from home, and even prostitutes herself to make money. But she is also an ordinary high school student who thinks that she should learn English for the future. One day, she is caught in the act of stealing the wallet of an immigrant worker whose name is Karim. Their strange relationship begins when she promises to get his delayed wages for him. Accompanying Karim, she comes to see Korean society from the point of view of the Other for the very first time. Korean society seen from his viewpoint is very different from the society she has seen until now. She becomes irritated with Karim, who cowers before Heinge, an English lecturer. Reflecting upon herself, however, she gradually opens her heart and truly accepts him for who he is. The scene is somewhat obtrusive in which she proposes to Karim so that he can stay in Korea. Although Min-seo’s feelings for Karim are understandable, they seem to be exaggerated to some degree. But the film does not take the easy solution that marriage can magically solve every problem. Karim is forcefully deported from Korea, but Min-seo finds that she undergoes true changes in her mind. In the last scene, Min-seo eats food with her hands at an Indian restaurant, which implies that now she understands other cultures and is a true friend to Karim.

CREDIT
  • DirectorShin Dong-il
  • ProducerKim ll-kwon, Shin Dong-il
  • CinematographyPark Jong-cheol
  • EditorMoon In-dae
  • SoundPark Jong-geun
  • MusicKim Jong-keun
CastMahbub Alam, Baek Jin-hui, Lee ll-hwa
DIRECTOR
Shin Dong-il
Born in 1968. He graduated from Korea University majoring in German Language & Literature, and studied at Korean Academy of Film Arts. He debuted with his short The Holy Family(2001) which was invited in Short Film Competition at Cannes Film Festival. In 2006, his later film Host & Guest was screened at Berlin Film Festival. He directed My Friend & His Wife (2006), and Bandhobi is his third feature.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 288 5433 F. +82 (0)63 288 5411

Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

JEONJU Cine Complex

(54999) Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 231 3377