Aimless Bullet

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Director: Yu Hyun-mok
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Choi Moo-ryong, Seo Ae-ja, Kim Hye-jeong
Cert 18, 112mins, 1961

Aimless Bullet is Yu Hyun-mok’s most exem­plary work and a key piece of Korean realist cinema. The film captures the collective anxiety of post-war Korea through clerk Cheol-ho and his family. A commercial failure upon its ini­tial release, it was soon banned by the military government, finally receiving its due recognition when presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1963. Since then the film has gained legendary status in Korea as a clas­sic awaiting rediscovery.

Edinburgh Filmhouse, 18 Nov 2019 8:20 pm

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