Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Nov 2011
North Korean defector Seung-chul tries to live a quiet and reserved life, distributing fliers for a living and going to church. There he develops a crush on Sook-young, but cannot bring himself to talk to her as he feels he is beneath her. Kyung-chul, who lives with Seung-chul, is a broker who sends other North Korean defectors' money to their families who are still on the other side of the border, through his uncle in China. But Kyung-chul later gets conned by his uncle and he asks Seung-chul to bring him the money that's he's hidden away.
A hugely successful film, The Journals of Musan has won awards all around the world, introducing a fantastic filmmaker and actor in Park Jung-bum to the world.
Dir. Park Jung-bum, South Korea 2011, 127mins, Subtitled
Cast: Park Jung-bum, Jin Yon-guk, Kang Eun-jin