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10th
Korean Cinema
MISSING PERSON
Director_ Lee Seo
Korea 2008 95min HD color feature Fiction
Review

There is a master and his subservient slave. Living with a dog in a deserted house, Gyu-nam makes her living by pasting fliers for missing puppies on the street. Won-young, who runs a real estate agency, forces Gyu-nam to keep his work and treats him cruelly without any guilt. In-ae neglects her crying daughter, and only cherishes her pet puppy. She has been having an illicit love affair with Won-young. In their neighborhood, puppies and people keep disappearing without a trace. Fliers for missing puppies pasted on the walls begin to be replaced by ones for missing people. In Missing Person, people are unfeeling and callous. Living in a jungle here the strong prey upon the weak, they wield as much power as they have. They arrange reasonable compromises with the power whose logic is to be weak to the strong and strong to he weak. Gyu-nam, located at the end of this chain of predator and prey, is like a dog that wags its tail even when kicked by its owner. People do violence to other people, without any distinction between good and evil and for no good reason. The film follows these people with subtly oscillating eyes. Point of view shots, ambiguous between restless and impatient, amplify the tension of the film. With our own eyes, we see what creates this sense of tension. We also observe that the chain of violence and domination continually moves in a circle. In this way, Missing Person lays bare the desolate inner landscape of contemporary people who turn away from uncomfortable things and ignore them.

CREDIT
  • DirectorLee Seo
  • ProducerSon Sun-ok, Lee Jae-hoo
  • CinematographyLee Doo-hun
  • EditorKim Hung-joo
CastChoi Myeong-soo, Kim Gyu-nam, Kim Ki-yeon
DIRECTOR
Lee Seo
Born in 1973. After graduating from Howon University majoring in Food Engineering, he studied Media at Korea National Open University. His short Slope Spider(2004) was screened at Puchon Fantastic Film Festival in 2004 and Mise-en-scene’s Short Film Festival and Lee’s later film Dalsoo and Soojin’s Story(2007) was premiered at New York Korean Film Festival.
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