Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back, Nae cheongchun-ege goham
Date: 2006
Parts: 4
Language: Korean
Subtitle: English

Synopsis: Youth is always the best and worst of times, disarmingly confusing yet beautifully meaningful. Kim Young Nam, assistant director on Hong Sang Soo’s Woman is the Future of Man, presents three stories about young adults reaching turnings point in their lives in his creative debut film, Don’t Look Back. Along with Kim himself, the acclaimed film features some of the best new faces in the business. Don’t Look Back won the NETPAC and FIPRESCI Awards at the 59th Locarno International Film Festival in August 2006. In the first story, 21-year-old dancer Jung Hee (Kim Hye Na – Flower Island and Into The Mirror) finally reunites with her father after years of separation. She experiences a maelstrom of emotional conflicts ranging from affection to the temptation to reject him. The second story follows a 25-year-old telephone mechanic (Lee Sang Woo – Almost Love) who falls in love with a woman whose phone call he eavesdrops on. In the final story, a 30-year-old soldier (Kim Tae Woo – Woman is the Future of Man) comes home on leave and realizes how much his wife has changed since he left. Kim Hye Na as Jung-hee Lee Sang Woo as Keun-woo Kim Tae Woo as Sergeant Kim In-ho Baek Jeong-rim Jung In-gi Kim Jin-hyeok Lee Han Yang Eun-yong Ye Soo-jung Yu Ha-jin

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