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  • Romance Joe
  • by Zachary R. Hooker / 10.06.2011

  • 로맨스 조 Ro-maen-seu jo
    2011 l 115min l HD l 2.35:1 l Color l Dolby SRD
    First feature
    Director LEE Kwang-kuk
    Cast KIM Young-pil, SHIN Dong-mi
    Genre Drama
    Release date Nov. 2011
    International film festivals
    2011 Busan International Film Festival
    Production Bori Pictures
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    email : yiseungtaek@naver.com
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    In this anti-narrative meta-comedy about filmmaking, a director with writer’s block encounters a coffee shop waitress who promises him a good story. One day, by knocking on the wrong door, she accidentally found a man committing suicide. After helping him, he tells her all about his first love from high school. Feeling better about life, he decides to visit his hometown, where he retraces the memories that are now rushing back to him.
    Director Lee Kwang-kuk worked with HONG Sang-soo on many of his films, including Woman on the Beach (2006), Like You Know it All (2008) and Hahaha (2010).  Romance Joe received an Asian Cinema Fund Post-Production grant in 2011. The film will make its world premiere at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival’s Korean Film Today: Vision section.
    Oct. 6, 2011
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