Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • Doomsday Book
  • 03.06.2012

  • Title (Korean): <인류멸망보고서> (In-ryu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo)
    Year: 2011
    Length: 120 min.
    Format: 35mm/HD
    Aspect: 2.35:1
    Color/BW: Color
    Audio: N/A
    Director: KIM Jee-woon, YIM Pil-sung
    Cast: KIM Kang-woo, RYOO Seung-bum, SONG Sae-byeok
    Genre: Science fiction
    Release Date: April 5, 2012
    ZIO Entertainment Inc.
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    In three chapters, two acclaimed Korean directors probe the state of human compassion in the era of high technology. The first installment concerns questions of artificial intelligence, following the travails of a robot that attains consciousness and its confrontation with the engineer (Kim Gang-woo) who created it.
    Part two explores a world in which humankind is displaced at the top of the food chain after a researcher (Ryoo) discovers that a strange virus is overtaking Seoul, turning its inhabitants into zombies. The final chapter follows a young girl who faces the end of the world while holed up in her reclusive uncle’s (Song) basement and her decisions regarding survival. These vignettes thematically offer an alternative definition of humanity that the world may very well need to embrace in the near future.
    KimJee-woon made his directorial debut with his own screenplay for 1998’s <The Quiet Family>. Through his successive features – which include <The Foul King> (2000), <A Tale of Two Sisters> (2003), and <A Bittersweet Life> (2005) – he has firmly established himself as a blockbuster director. His 2008 <The Good, The Bad, The Weird> took in nearly 7 million admissions domestically.
    Yim Pil-sung started making short films in 1997, with his <Brushing> (1998) going to the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand short film festival and <Baby> (1999)screening in the Venice Film Festival. He made his feature debut with 2004’s <Antarctic Journal> and also directed the 2007 fantasy drama <Hansel and Gretel>, both of which went to the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival and many others.
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