Korean Fantastic: Features

Risk Society

KIM Byung Jun|Korea|2023|107min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
204 6/30  10:30 - 12:17 CGV Sopung 4 15
523 7/3  16:30 - 18:17 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
822 7/6  17:00 - 18:47 Bucheon City Hall Fantastic Cube 15 GV
204 6/30  10:30 - 12:17CGV Sopung 4
15
523 7/3  16:30 - 18:17CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
822 7/6  17:00 - 18:47Bucheon City Hall Fantastic Cube
15  GV

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Program Note

Young-gil, a courier driver, wins a lot of money at a casino and proposes to Harim. After a while, he entrusts the truck to the pawnbroker Jeong-seop and returns to Seoul, losing even the 10 million won he borrowed. Young-gil eventually loses 10 million won borrowed from Harim's mother. Hitchhiking with a promise to get to Harim quickly, Young-gil gets into Jin-su's car. Yeong-gil rolls around Jin-su in the field to steal his handbag and car. Young-gil, who decides to drive to Samcheok as an apology and suggestion for Jin-su, finds the body of Jeong-seop in the trunk of his car.

Program Note

His dream was simply ordinary. To live in a comfortable apartment, waking up to a happy morning with his loved one. However, as he roams around a casino located in Gangwon Province, everything he had crumbles. Young-gil, who dreamed of a happy future with Harim, finds himself trapped in the temptations of the casino, sinking into an abyss with no bottom. He can’t escape the allure of the casino, losing his way in an unpredictable swamp.
Young-gil, who used to rely on his truck for his living, ends up pawning it, betting with the borrowed money from Harim’s mother instead of regaining the truck. He even spends the meager amount given by the village elder for the transport fare to the casino. His actions go beyond recklessness and into despair. Despite having several chances to escape the quagmire of misfortune, and encountering kindness from others, Young-gil ultimately fails to save himself. His image reflects a society where “money” has become of absolute value, portraying a risky and heartbreaking self-portrait. It feels even more precarious and poignant. (MO Eun-young)

Director

김병준

KIM Byung Jun

Born in Chuncheon in 1976. He graduated from Kangwon National University's Department of Philosophy and Hanyang University's Graduate School of Theater and Film (MFA). He directed four short films and Risk Society is his first feature film.

Credit

Producer Lee Sang In
Screenplay KIM Byung Jun
Cinematographer NA Tae Woong
Editor YOO Jimin
Sound KIM Changbae
Music Ohmbre
Production Design SON Kiju, JEON Hyunji
Cast PARK Woogeon, JANG Jun whee, HWANG Sangkyung