서브메뉴

Home BIFF Archive Archive search

Archive search

A Day Off

Director
이만희/Man-hee LEE
Country
Korea
Entry Year
2017
Running Time
73min
Format/Color
Unencrypted DCP / B&W
PROGRAM NOTE
The film never made opening night and was forgotten until rediscovered as one of director Lee Manhee’s best films. It’s the story about a poor, young couple’s Sunday. Shin Seong-il appears as penniless Heo Uk, the image of the despair and futility of the era. Unable to make the money he needs for his girlfriend’s abortion, Heo Uk resorts to stealing from a friend. He is able to pay for the abortion, but Heo Uk wanders about throughout the surgery. A Day Off is one of the most highly praised Korean films of the 1960s today, for amazing cinematic expression and filmic tension unseen at the time.(NAM Dong-chul)
DIRECTOR
Director
LEE Man-hee
Born in 1931 in Seoul, Lee Man-hee produced films including The Marine Never Returned(1963), Black Hair (1964), The Devil’s Stairs(1964), The Market Place(1965), Full Autumn(1966), Homebound(1967), A Day Off (1968), 4 o’clock, Nineteen Fifty(1972), and The Road to Sampo(1975). He made various genre movies in addition to quite a few works that are compatible with contemporary Eastern European Modernism.
CREDITS
credits.
DIRECTOR LEE Man-hee
CAST Seong-il Shin 신성일,Jiyeon JEON 전지연,Seongok KIM 김성옥,Suncheol KIM 김순철
CINEMATOGRAPHY Suk-kee LEE 이석기
EDITOR Dongchun HYEON 현동춘
MUSIC Jongkun JEON 전정근
WORLD SALES Korean Film Archive

Tel: 82 2-3153-2047
Fax: 82 2-3153-2080
kofa@koreafilm.or.kr