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11st
Korean Short Films Competition
HARD-BOILED JESUS
Director_ Jung Young-heon
Korea 2009 50min HD color shorts
Review

The film has touches of Andrei Tarkovsky right from the beginning. Bach’s Matthaus Passion which was used in the opening of The Sacrifice is playing as a minister’s wife, who is also a missionary, gets into a car accident. The minister panics and rushes to the scene. He is a truly devoted minister who gave up everything to come and preach in the countryside. His wife was intoxicated and pregnant (although the minister is unable to impregnate anyone). What is he to do? His heart won’t let him forgive her but his status won’t let him not forgive her. What is more tragic is that his wife had been volunteering at a rehabilitation center for alcoholics. The director purposely brings in Tarkovsky’s world of cinema. Tarkovsky is well known for portraying the question of God and the salvation of man through uniquely elegant images, and this film captures the minister’s inner conflict between God’s will and his in a stylish manner. Suddenly, the film takes a sharp turn and starts saying that God’s grace cannot change everything about man. Thus the story walks down a hardboiled path, which is unexpected yet implied by the title. This is truly one of those “Oh, My God” moments.

CREDIT
  • DirectorJung Young-heon
  • ScreenplayJung Young-heon
  • EditorJung Young-heon
  • ProducerKim Bo-ra
  • CinematographyLee Jin-keun
Art DirectorSong Hye-jin
DIRECTOR
Jung Young-heon
Graduated Korean Academy of Film Arts, Jung Young-heon participated in several commercial features as an assistant director and worked as a director of cinematography on several pictures. His short Hard-boiled Jesus won Best Director Prize at Korean Short Film Competition of 2012 Jeonju IFF.
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