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Army

Korea201890minDocumentaryDCPcolor

DirectorPARK Kelvin Kyungkun

Korea is the only divided country in the world. Almost all men with South Korean nationality are required to serve in the military, according to the military service law in Korea. The same applies to Woochul. His friend who has already been in the army makes fun of him when he goes to the training camp, saying, "The country owns you for two years now!" The film records the two years from Woochul’s joining until leaving the army. Woochul, who has never been in a group life, tries to adapt himself at first, but he seems to be struggling and finally refuses to shoot for a while. The director just watches Woochul in silence.

 

Schedule

  • 2019-08-18

    11:00

    PIPFF 1

    12 E Free

  • 2019-08-19

    11:00

    Alpensia Cinema

    12 E Go

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Program Note

Army is a documentary film that intimately follows Woochul, a young, ordinary man with South Korean nationality from joining to leaving the military. By doing so, it reflects on how South Korean military culture affects individuals while they fulfill the compulsory military service for two years. The director shares his own experiences in the army through a voice-over, which creates synergy with those of Woochul. The camera captures Woochul’s facial expressions throughout the film, creating tension by deliberately showing shaky footage and inviting the audience to simultaneously experience how he feels.

Credit

  • ProducerPARK Kelvin Kyungkun
  • Cast LEE Woochul
  • Screenwriter PARK Kelvin Kyungkun
  • Cinematography PARK Kelvin Kyungkun, PARK David
  • Editor PARK David, SEOK Hein
  • Music Paulo VIVACQUA, TOM
  • Sound SAE

Director

  • PARK Kelvin Kyungkun

    He is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in the medium of film & video, photography, and installations. A Dream of Iron won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale.