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12th
Korean Cinema Showcase
The Unjust
Director_ RYOO Seungwan
Korea 2010 120min 35mm color feature
Review

Change was inevitable. In his former film, Ryoo Seung-wan sentenced his action work to burn at the stake. Still, The Unjust with its reduced ruggedness and added smoothness still leans toward the world of men. If I were to put a name on the genre of The Unjust, it would be an ‘experts noir’. Gloomy noir founded on the miserable life of riffraff has occasionally been seen but few had characters on the frontlines spurting out the true tragedy of the city. Ryoo Seungwan portrayed the triangular composition of power and evil based on the disgraceful situation where the most prominent figures share drinks with gangsters in a secret room, making The Unjust resolutely shake off the inferiority complex of the genre. Having discarded the MacGuffin of serial murders, an investigator, prosecutor, and a former gangster-turned-realtor go at it in a ring where proxy fights are not permitted. This is a neighborhood where you cannot hate someone unless you have at least been involved in a fistfight, and everyone is always ready to pick on the faults of others and commit dirty dealings. Even though this is true, we cannot ridicule them; not just because it reflects our lives but because they are struggling so hard in the myre of life. Ryoo Seung-wan rocks the triangle, which is the perfect, stable, and fundamental frame of relationships. Furthermore, he knows how to squeeze it without breaking it, right up to the conclusion. His mature touch lays out a huge rough sketch, mixes the characters, and penetrates reality. Only a few movies have reached the stage where tragedy is hidden in scorn and grace isn´t lost in the myre. The Unjust has accomplished this. It is the role model for Korean thrillers. This is the time to applaud. (Lee Yong-cheol)

CREDIT
  • DirectorRyoo Seung-wan
  • ScreenplayPark Hoon-jung
  • ProducerKim Yoon-ho, Koo Bon-han
  • CinematographyChung Chung-hoon
  • Art DirectorChoi Ji-youn
  • EditorKim Sang-bum, Kim Jae-bum
  • MusicCho Young-wuk
CastHwang Jung-min, Ryoo Seung-bum, Yoo Hae-jin
DIRECTOR
RYOO Seungwan
Born in 1973. His first debut film Die Bad was successfully released and as a 'cine kid of Chungmu-ro', he has built his own cinematic values. Through the films ''Arahan Jangpung Daejakjeon''(2004), ''Crying Fist''(2005), ''The City Of Violence''(2006), he has sought many experimental attempts. In 2010, the film The Unjust was acclaimed by public and critics. ''After The Berlin File''(2012), he directed Ghost one of the omnibus films, ''MAD SAD BAD''(2014). Recently, he was awarded Best Director from the 36th edition of Blue Dragon Awards which made him achieve a box office hit as well as an honor of direction. Currently, he is in the middle of new production, Gunhamdo.
Jeonju Office

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

T. (063)288-5433 F. (063)288-5411

Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

JEONJU Cine Complex

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

T. (063)231-3377