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3th
Korean Shorts: Critics Week
Suicide Tape
Director_ Choi Yang-hyun
Korea 2001 22min DV color shorts Fiction
Review

is a shocking report about suicide by a young director. The subject matter might be old, but this film is a one of a kind experience. And perhaps something like this will never be seen again here in Korea. Of course this film is very provocative and sensational. But in the inside, exists a discomforting unbalance between lightness and heaviness that is one of the charms of this movie. To watch this film is to log on to a ´Suicide video game´ devised by the director. Two men meet at Daejon station and are walking together. ´I´ follow them with my camera. The two men drink soju at a motel room, and it looks like they are about to commit joint suicide. ´I´ can´t capture them too well because of hesitance and anxiety. The film asks us a violent question. Would you be able to take the place of ´I´ ? But if you get caught up in the shrewd director’s pace, and reveal any flattering moral values, you´ve already lost the game. The film pushes us into chaos by leaping back and forth from reality and surreality. Amidst this chaos, we once again ponder on what is ´seeing´ and ´recording´ in films.

CREDIT
  • DirectorChoi Yang-hyun
  • CastLee Sang-un, Kim Young pil
  • ScreenplayChoi Yang-hyun
  • CinematographyChoi Yang-hyun
EditorChoi Yang-hyun
DIRECTOR
Choi Yang-hyun
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