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12th
Korean Short Film Competition
Double Clutch
Director_ Ahn Gooc-jin
Korea 2011 34min HD color shorts
Review

When a prisoner on death row is sentenced to death, the audience cheers as if Park Ju-yeong scored during the World Cup. The conflict between this misfortune in the form of death penalty and happiness expressed through cheer represents the mood of the entire film. The prisoner feels suicidal in his cell, but he finds hope through an interview with his lawyer. The first glimmer of hope is from a letter his daughter wrote and the second is from the lawyer’s words that he may be able to live by taking advantage of the loopholes in laws. The flashback in the movie briefly explains why the prisoner had to break up with his ex and the sketch comically describes how he hesitated to admit the fact that he had a daughter. The strength of this film is in how serious issues are balanced out with light issues and how the characters’ emotions are depicted in aesthetic language. The daughter gives her dad a reason to live and the prisoner starts training himself to endure 3 hours of hanging by the neck. The outcome of his training can be heard after the closing credits. A double clutch is a basketball term when the player fakes to shoot one way, but goes to the other way and shoots with the opposite hand. This technique forms a parallel with the prisoner’s effort to fake his death by controlling his breath. (Moon Hak-san)

CREDIT
  • DirectorAhn Gooc-jin
  • ScreenplayAhn Gooc-jin
  • EditorAhn Gooc-jin
  • ProducerSeo Young-doc
  • CinematographyBaek Seog-bin
  • Art DirectorSon So-il
  • MusicKim Jin-ju, Kim Jin-ah, Kim Ji-won
CastSong Sam-dong, Kwak Byung-kyu, Kim Kyu-nam, Kim Tae-young
DIRECTOR
Ahn Gooc-jin
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