Sung-wook runs a karaoke business and hires Ha-suck, a twenty-year-old girl addicted to videogames. But when things start to go well, they found out a serial killer is on the loose in the city.
No summon can fairly describe Kim Sang-chan’s second film, which is built around one of Korea’s favorite hobbies: karaoke. A film with a very unlikely content, inexplicable, broken, and ghostly characters who are yet luminous. Kim Sang-chan takes the necessary time to develop them and show us how they spend their days and nights. Through an atmospheric and estranged setting, the film finds a tone that can range from comedy straight to darkness. The dramatic use of alcohol reminds us of Hong Sang-soo’s films: characters get loose –thanks to soju– and confess, and yet remain as strange and mysterious creatures. Welcome to Sung-wook’s unique karaoke. EMDA
D: Kim Sang-chan G: Park Ji-hong F: Jang U-young E: Moon In-dae DA: Jin Kyung-hee S: Lee Seung-cheol M: Lee Hyo-jeong P: Na Hyun-joon PE: Hwang Phil-seon CP: Aram Pictures, Redhill Pictures I: Lee Moon-sik, Bae So-eun, Kim Na-mi, Bang Jun-ho
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He was born in South Korea in 1970, and graduated form the University of Dongguk in 1997. In 2007 he co-directed his first film, Highway Star.