How can we describe 27-year-old Musoon KWON? A part-time employee at a franchise store? A musician in a band? A boxer? Or unemployed? Musoon introduces himself in front of the camera. His family broke apart in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis and he barely managed to graduate from college, but... Musoon says that his identity is not something that can be defined with a word or two. And he stands on the road one day. Musoon, Across the Universe is a visual record of an 11-day journey from Busan to Seoul by Musoon and his friend PARK Taewon, who run 470 kilometers between the two cities. Walking the distance is difficult enough, so why are they running? It is not an attempt to prove or accomplish something; rather, it is simply an act of propelling their body forward. On the road, Musoon and Taewon experience conflicts, get lost, enjoy nature, and meet new people. Arranging the scenes of their physical activities and interview in a rooftop apartment, director NAM Seung-suk paints an achromatic portrait of a youth who refuses to be easily defined. A small light that penetrates the darkness in the opening and the ending scenes leave a long afterimage for the viewers. (KANG Sowon)
His Nomadic Project aiming to shoot films in five cities on five continents, commenced in 2002. Now three features, Kiki+Godot (Chicago, 2008), Nina (Paris, 2009), and Jeehae(Seoul & Paris, 2008) are complete. In 2017, he produced the documentary Ha Dong Chae Bok: A Song of Two Humans (2017) mainly around interviews.