Bleak Night

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London Korean Film Festival


Cutting backwards in time, the film follows three high-school boys as their relationships incrementally turn sour when minor slights escalate into major rifts. The problems start when charismatic Ji-tae (Lee Je-hoon) and introspective ‘Becky’ fall out as each of them inadvertently wounds the other’s pride. As the scheming Ji-tae’s anger turns to cruel bullying, the self-assured Dong-yoon (Seo Jun-young) gets involved, earning his former buddy’s ire in equal measure.


Expertly capturing the slowly mounting tensions and violent consequences that result when stubborn male pride gets in the way of emotional understanding, the film posits a bleak future for young men similarly trapped in silence.

BBFC rating
15
Year
2010
Running time
116 mins
Country
South Korea
Format
Disc
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Director
Yoon Sung-Hyun
Cast
Lee Je-Hoon, Seo Jun-Young, Park Jung-Min

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