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JUNG Woo-sung: The Star, the Actor, the Artist

Beat

  • 미남
  • 미녀
  • 로맨스
  • 액션

Korea|1997|113min | |

Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
103 7/13  15:30 Bucheon City Hall, Main Theater(2F) 18 EVENT
1032 7/22  20:30 CGV Sopoong 6 18
103 7/13  15:30Bucheon City Hall, Main Theater(2F)
18  EVENT
1032 7/22  20:30CGV Sopoong 6
18

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Synopsis

This film follows a teenager drifting around an unjust society created by adults. Typical of actor Jung Woosung, it is seen as an icon of Korean society in the 90s – a Korean version of Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

Program Note

In 1997, young people in Korea were known as the X-generation; a new generation that couldn’t be defined by existing terms. Facing their own hardships, Beat (1997) became the Korean equivalent of Rebel Without a Cause. Hong Kong action films a major influence and Beat never hid the fact it was affected by this genre. It had the newest, most outstanding mise-en-scène for the time, with the director attempting to combine youth film, school movies and romance in the film. Beat follows the lives of Min (Jung Woo-sung), his girlfriend Romi (Ko So-young), his friends Hwan-gyu (Im Chang-jung) and Tae-soo (Yu Oh-seong), from high school into their early twenties; an account of the X-generation’s frustrations at the time and a realization of powerful fantasy. Beat was the first film director Kim Sung-soo made together with actor Jung Woo-sung, they also teamed up on City of the Rising Sun (1998), Musa-The Warrior (2001) and Asura: The City of Madness (2016). (JEONG Han-seok)

Director

김성수

KIM Sung-soo

Born in 1961 and mastered in film production at Dongguk University after earning a bachelor degree in English Literature at Sejong University. Actor Jung Woo-sung, known as Kim’s persona, starred in more than half of Kim’s filmographies starting from 1993 that includes Beat (1997), City of the Rising Sun (1998), Musa-The Warrior (2001) and Asura: The City of Madness (2016).

Credit

Producer
Tcha Sung-jai

Screenplay
Sim San

Author of the Original Work
Huh Young-man Park Ha

Cinematographer
Kim Hyung-koo

Editor
Kim Hyeon

Music
Kim Jae-won

Production Design
Kim Ki-chul

Cast
Jung Woo-sung, Ko So-young

Sales
Sidus

Star Rating full_starfull_starfull_starempty_starempty_star  6.67