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CAFÉ NOIR

  • Director
    JUNG Sung-il
  • Year
    2010
  • Nationality
    Korea
  • Genre
    Melodrama
  • Status
    Release(December 30, 2010)
    HD | 1.85:1 | Color | Stereo
  • Starring
    SHIN Ha-kyun, KIM Hye-na, JUNG Yu-mi
  • Running Time
    197min
  • Festival & Review
    • 2009 Venice International Film Festival 24. International Film Critics Week

      2009 Pusan International Film Festival

      2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival

      2010 Trondheim International Film Festival

      2010 Hong Kong International Film Festival

      2010 CPH:PIX 2010 Barcelona Asian Film Festival

      2010 Transilvania International Film Festival

      2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival

      2010 Filmfest Muenchen

      2010 ERA NEW HORIZONS

      2010 Inverness Film Festival

      2010 Minneapolis-St. Paul Asian Film Festival

      2011 New York Korean Cultural Service

      2011 Singapore International Film Festival


  • A musical variation of Goethe's (The Sorrows of Young Werther) or Dostoevsky's (White Nights)

    • SYNOPSIS
      On Christmas Eve in Seoul. Young-soo falls in love with Mee-yeon who is his student's mother. This extramarital love affair cannot continue because her husband is back. One day, Young-soo receives a birthday invitation card from his student – Mee-yeon's daughter. He has determined to kill her husband and save Mee-yeon but it didn't work out. In a full of despair, he jumps into Han River to suicide. After all the troubles, he survives and suddenly a girl shows up. Sun-hwa is waiting for her boy friend who promised to come back in one year. She tediously talks about her love story in a café. Young-soo finds himself being attracted to her for some reason and suggests to pass her letter to him. But he has no intention to do it and Sun-hwa, tired of long waiting, asks him to go somewhere with her. Can Young-soo start a new relationship? Isn't Mee-yeon coming? Why hasn't Sun-hwa's boy friend come back?
    • DIRECTOR INFO
      • JUNG Sung-il Born 1959 in Seoul. He has formerly served as Concurrent Assistant Professor at the Korean National University of Art's School of Film, TV, and Multimedia, and also has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Korea Film Academy. He has been an honorary member of the editorial committee for the weekly magazine Cine 21, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the monthly film magazines Road Show(89-92) and Kino(95-00). JUNG is also author and compiler of Kim Ki-duk, Wilderness or Scapegoat(2003, Haengbokhan Chaekilkki) and the Japanese edition of Kim Ki-duk, Wilderness and Scapegoat(2005, Byakuya Shobo). He coordinated the workshop with Jia Zhangke at the Korean Film Academy in 2000 and in 2007 and with Hou Hsiao-hsien at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2005, and the Seoul Film Collection in 2006.
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