The First Lap

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London Korean Film Festival

Closing Night Gala


Twenty-somethings Su-hyeon (Cho Hyun-chul) and Ji-young (Kim Saebyuk) live together in financial and emotional insecurity. They seem somehow stuck in life. When Ji-young tells Su-hyeon that she may be pregnant, pressure mounts on them either to commit or split up.


The couple embark on road trips to their respective parents’ homes. Ji-young’s middle-class parents are frustrated by her seeming inability to follow a conventional family life. Su-hyeon’s barely existent relationship with his alcoholic father and embittered mother is even more strained. Their parents live in opposition to each other, love at best a distant memory. Is this the future facing Sy-hyeon and Ji-young?

BBFC rating
12A
Year
2017
Running time
101 mins
Country
South Korea
Format
DCP
Director
Kim Dae-hwan
Cast
Cho Hyun-chul, Kim Saebyuk

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November 8th