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12th
Korean Feature Film Competition
Pong Ddol
Director_ O Muel
Korea 2010 90min HD color feature
Review

Pong Ddol is a ruthless director with an indomitable will to make a film without any money. Not only is he penniless, but he also lacks a script and cameras. He settles himself in a director’s chair in a demolished building and puts ads up, searching for actors. During a trip to Jeju Island, Seong-pil, who doesn’t even speak the Jeju dialect or know how to act, starts shooting a film with Pong Ddol. He even covers the production cost. Pong Ddol tries to film the process of fishing Dotdom, the legendary fish. Pong Ddol doesn’t require anything other than Seong-pil, the main actor, and the co-director who acts out Dotdom. The absurd scenes Pong Ddol insists on and how the actors respond to it brings out laughter, but the actors couldn’t be more serious. The pain and suffering of creating which is normally seen in films have no part in Pong Ddol. The director Pong Ddol just goes for it. He enjoys the process of film-making without getting stressed out over it or feeling responsible for the results. A friendship builds up while they work together and a sense of happiness they hadn’t expected settles in, sometimes bringing tears for no reason. Dotdom is a legendary fish that supposedly saved the country and isn’t easily caught, but show up at small stores at times when least expected. The film is like a Dotdom that could mean nothing to one person, but a goal that is impossible to reach no matter how relentlessly he strives for it to another. Also, films should be accessible and enjoyed by anyone, unlike a piece of art you agonize over. This is the cinematic view Pong Ddol and O-Muel share. You can experience Jeju Island’s dialect and scenery first-handedly through Pong Ddol, a unique film full of comical and enjoyable scenes. (Cho Young Kag)

CREDIT
  • DirectorO-Muel
  • ScreenplayO-Muel
  • ProducerSeo Hyang-mi
  • CinematographyCho Eun, Lee Soo-you
  • EditorKo Kyong-man, O-Muel
CastLee Min-hyuk, Lee Kyoung-jun, Seong Min-chul, Cho Eun
DIRECTOR
O Muel
As a representative of Terror J, a independent culture project team based in Jeju, and co-representative of Jeju Independent Film Association he has been directing films that adopts Jeju as their background setting, Putting on Lipsticks Thickly (2003) and Nostalgia (2009). Flower for a Head (2003) was screened in several film festivals, receiving Minister of Culture Award. Also, his first full-length debut film, Nostalgia (2009) received Judges’ Special Choice Award at Jecheon International Music& Film Festival.
Jeonju Office

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Seoul Office

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

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T. +82 (0)63 231 3377