JUVENILE OFFENDER (범죄소년)

Directed by: Kang Yi-kwan 2012 | 107 min.

Section: Spotlight on Korea

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

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Ji-gu is a 15-year-old juvenile offender under probation who lives with his ailing grandfather. When he is caught committing a crime, he is sent to the juvenile reformatory. Upon his grandfather’s passing, Ji-gu is reunited with his mother — whom he believed to be dead. Together they set out to make up for lost time. 

The film is a joint effort of director Kang Yi-kwan and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea,  bringing to life a quietly touching and moving drama about the problems and issues faced by the youth of South Korea. Underneath the veneer of a youth crime, this is truly a profound film. It poses many questions about humanity and society, particularly about who are deemed as having ‘made mistakes’ and how they are treated by society's moral institutions. Director Kang provides a delicate balance and never veers for sentimentality or falsehoods. 

세상은 나를 ‘범죄소년’이라고 합니다.

 

보호관찰중인 범죄소년 장지구(서영주)는 죽음을 앞두고 있는 할아버지와 단 둘이 살아가고 있습니다. 그의 유일한 희망은 낙천적이고 귀여운 여자친구뿐.
나쁜 친구들 때문에 어쩔 수 없이 빈집털이에 가담한 지구는 절도죄로 체포되고
그를 구제해 줄 가족이 없다는 이유로 1년 동안 소년원에 가게 되었습니다.
그 곳에 있는 동안 할아버지가 세상을 떠났다는 사실을 뒤늦게 알게 된 지구.
세상에 혼자 남겨졌다고 생각한 그 때, 죽은 줄만 알았던 엄마가 나타납니다.
엄마와의 만남 이후로 지구는 행복을 찾은 것 같았지만
곧, 충격적인 삶의 파란이 찾아옵니다.

 

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Screenings

Thursday, October 17 9:00 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed
Sunday, October 20 5:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kang Yi-kwan
Screenwriter Kang Yi –kwan, Park Joo-young
Producer Park Joo-young
Executive Producer Kang Yi-kwan, Hyun Byung-chul
Cast Seo Young-ju, Lee Jung-hyun, Jun Yejin
Cinematographer Byun Bong-sun
Editor Park Yoo-kyung, Kim Jin-hee
Music Director Kang Minkook

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