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Opening Film

  • Tears
  • Family
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 100min
  • World Premiere
  • G

Synopsis

Abandoned dog Moong-chi runs into a dog called Jjang-ah and his pack, which hide in a derelict re-development area. Moong-chi wants to believe his owner’s last words to him, “Wait for me!” but finally accepts the reality of being abandoned and gets used to living with Jjang-ah and his pack. One day he comes across another lead dog called Bam-i and his pack, which live wild in the woods. Jjang-ah’s pack are used to the convenience of the city but Bam-i and his lot try to stay wild; both are dogs with different lifestyles and they go on adventures to ‘The Place’ where every dog can live happily away from the demolition and brutal dog hunters. Crossing busy roads, jumping barbed wire fences and hiding from the tenacious dog hunters, they slowly head north. Will they arrive in ‘The Place’ which is full of beautiful fields and fireflies without any danger?
As the title suggests, this film delivers both deep emotions and a sense of fun through a group of alienated characters in their journey to find a beautiful world together. The Underdog showcases a new realm of Korean feature animation both in subject matter and expression. The dogs’ journey to their utopia, and the scenery they witness on the way foresee the recent reality that war has ended and is heading for peace.

Director

OH Sung-yun
OH Sung-yun
The Underdog (2018) is the second project that LEE and OH collaborated after their first project Leafie, a Hen into the Wild (2011) which marked a record high box office in Korean animation history.
LEE, known for Nudeulludeu 2 (1999), Goindol (2000) participated as animation director and OH as director who has produced A Little dinosour doolie - The Adventure of Ice Planet (1996) where he took part in from development stage.
 
LEE Chun-baek
LEE Chun-baek
The Underdog (2018) is the second project that LEE and OH collaborated after their first project Leafie, a Hen into the Wild (2011) which marked a record high box office in Korean animation history.
LEE, known for Nudeulludeu 2 (1999), Goindol (2000) participated as animation director and OH as director who has produced A Little dinosour doolie - The Adventure of Ice Planet (1996) where he took part in from development stage.