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PROGRAM

Whale Hunting

  • Korea
  • 1984
  • 110min
  • color
  • Fiction
Recognized as the ‘Spielberg of Korea’, hitmaker and a key figure of the 80s Korean cinema renaissance, Bae Chang-ho’s 1984 film Whale Hunting is a road movie following university students Byeong-tae and Min-u’s journey to the island of Udo, the hometown of Chunja, a prostitute they meet by chance. What did  Byeongtae, who wants to escape from his suffocating reality, mean whenever he cried ‘whale’? Through  Byeongtae’s struggle to protect Chun-ja as they flee through the winter cold as biting as the harsh social climate, and Chun-ja’s pimp coming after them and beating them down, the film seeks love and the precious whale that we all have in our hearts Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Mi-sook and Kim Soo-chul who also worked on the original soundtrack presents an interesting landscape of the 80s. (YOO Sun-hee)

 

Schedule

  • 2019-09-07

    19:00

    UMFF Cinema

    12 E   

  • 2019-09-08

    16:30

    Eonyang Theater 2

    12 E   

Director

  • BAE Chang-ho

    After graduating from college, he began acquiring on the set experience working as an assistant director to director Lee Jang-ho. He made his debut with People of Ko-bang Neighborhood and went on to make Whale Hunting, Deep Blue Night (1984), Hwang Jin-I (1986), Our Joyful Young Days (1987), The Dream (1990), and Love Story (1996). He has an affinity for long takes and is recognized for the lyrical melodramatic beauty of his films. He is considered to be part of the Korean New Wave of the 1980s. 

Credit

  • ProducerKang Dae-jin
  • Cast Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Mi-sook, Kim Soo-chul
  • Cinematography Chung Kwang-suk
  • Editor Kim Hyeon
  • Music Kim Soo-chul
  • Sound Kim Byeong-su, Kim Kyeong-il
  • Script Choi In-ho