Korean Fantastic: Features

Abroad

Giovanni FUMU|Korea, USA|2023|85min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
232 6/30  19:30 - 20:55 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
513 7/3  13:30 - 14:55 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
707 7/5  11:00 - 12:25 CGV Sopung 8 15
232 6/30  19:30 - 20:55CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
513 7/3  13:30 - 14:55CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
707 7/5  11:00 - 12:25CGV Sopung 8
15

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Program Note

Taemin and Minji, a couple of Korean tourists, travel to the Northern part of the United States to see the Aurora Borealis for the first time. But, after Minji mysteriously disappears, Taemin becomes the main suspect, turning the desperate search of his girlfriend into a fight to stay alive.

Program Note

A boyfriend, who can barely speak English, embarks on an overseas trip with his girlfriend, who takes charge of planning everything and even handles communication on his behalf. However, their journey turns into a nightmare when they barely make it to their accommodation, and strange knocking sounds start emanating from the room. To make matters worse, the girlfriend disappears while taking a shower, and the police immediately suspect the boyfriend. With meticulously crafted initial ominous situations, such as the flight delays, the rental car agency closing its doors, and a major traffic accident experienced shortly after getting into the car, audiences are easily drawn into the protagonist’s intense quest to find his missing girlfriend. Despite the language barrier, he manages to evade the relentless investigation of the local police and skillfully uncovers clues. Unexpected obstacles keep appearing one after another, propelling the story forward without a moment to catch your breath. At the climax of the confusion, when the full truth of the incident is revealed, and viewers are met with a shocking revelation that leaves them gasping in astonishment. (PARK Got)

Director

지오바니 푸무

Giovanni FUMU

Giovanni is a director and writer born in Italy. His short film Good News (2016) was selected in Venice Film Festival and it has been screened in other important festivals worldwide. Abroad is Giovanni’s debut feature film and he is currently developing his second feature film Sida Lives.

Credit

Producer Kimbo KIM, Maximilian SELIM
Screenplay Giovanni FUMU
Cinematographer Bo Hakala
Editor Eric S. Dow
Sound Tom Hambleton
Music Frédéric Alvarez
Production Design Mark Wojahn
Cast JANG Seongbeom, LIM Youngjoo, Chris Carlson