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A Tour Guide

트레일러 재생

KWAK Eun-mi

  • South Korea
  • 2023
  • 95 min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Hanyeong, a North Korean defector, obtained a tourist guide license in Korea by utilizing the Chinese language she learned while living in China. She is still adapting to the unfamiliar environment and trying to improve her performance in South Korea. However, her life continues to undergo constant changes amid the flow of time. 

PROGRAM NOTE

North Korean defector Hanyeong became a tourist interpreter for Chinese tourists in 2015 and now works as a guide in South Korea. She dreams of being rich, but life in South Korea is not easy. Her younger brother Inhyeok, who came to South Korea first, has not been seen since. She is having difficulties contacting his coworkers. For tourists, she is their first impression of Korea, but she's always a stranger here, always on the verge. So to speak, Hanyeong’s “Korea” should always be in quotes. A Tour Guide quietly observes the orbit of Hanyeong as her environment, conditions, and even her speech slowly change over time. The news talks about the unrest caused by the THAAD crisis or the peaceful atmosphere created by the summit at Panmunjom. Still, it doesn't make much of a difference to Hanyeong, just a minor individual. However, it's the other individuals that hurt her. The countless faces Hanyeong encounters are so busy serving their purpose and role that they often miss her out. Actor Lee Sul, who plays a young woman at a crossroads once again, following On the Sand House (2023), firmly holds the film's center of gravity. [LEE Bora]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
113 2023-08-25 | 16:30 - 18:05 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4 GV
323 2023-08-27 | 16:00 - 17:35 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5

Director

  • KWAK Eun-mi

    Born in 1981. Graduated from the Department of Business Administration of Kookmin University in 2005. She completed the 31st class of directing program at the Korean Academy of Film Arts in 2015 and the 15th class of feature film program with a focus on dramas in 2023.

     

Credit

  • Producer공지영 KONG Ji-young
  • Cast 이설, 오경화, 박세현 LEE Sul, OH Gyeonghwa, PARK Sehyun
  • Screenwriter 곽은미 KWAK Eun-mi
  • Cinematographer 최영기 CHOI Young-ki
  • Editor 최현숙 CHOI Hyun-suk
  • Production Design 손혜영 SHON Hye-young

CONTACT

Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) | KIM Heeyoung | hee0@kofic.or.kr