Sun-Woo Jang

Sun-Woo Jang – Gilwe-eui younghwa (1995)

Library Synopsis
A personal consideration of the Korean cinema by director Jang Sun-Woo, looking at it’s history of outside influence and censorship. Includes film extracts from: MR PARK (Yu Hyun-Mok) , FINE WINDY DAYS (Lee Jang-Ho), DECLARATION OF FOOLS (Lee Jang-Ho), MANDALA (Im Kwon-Tack) and WHITE BADGE (Chung Ji-Young). Read More »

Sun-Woo Jang – Gojitmal AKA Lies (1999)

A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based, we see the crew at work, the actors talk about what’s going on. Y, a schoolgirl of 18, chooses her first lover (rather than wait to be raped, as were her two older sisters). After phone sex with J, a sculptor who’s 38, they begin an affair that, by the second meeting, includes spankings as foreplay. J brings a suitcase full of rods, hoses, and wires; Y gathers sticks to bring. Y’s brother discovers the affair. J’s wife, studying in Paris, calls him to join her. Will the lovers part? Will the violence get out of hand? When do the lies begin? Read More »

Sun-Woo Jang – Gyeongmajang ganeun kil AKA The Road to the Racetrack (1991)

R (MUN Seong-geun) returns from studying in France and reunites with J (GANG Su-yeon), whom he used to live with in Paris. For some reason, however, J refuses to have sex with R. Angered by her refusal, R travels to his hometown of Daegu. He sees his wife (Kim Bo-yeon) and children for the first time in years, but not only is he less than thrilled to be with them but he actually finds himself despising them. R’s head is filled with thoughts of having sex with J. He sees J every time he comes to Seoul on business, but she keeps resisting his demand for sex on the unconvincing pretext that they are not in France, and he begins to grow tired. Read More »

Sun-Woo Jang – Nappun yeonghwa aka Timeless, Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)


A semi-documentary concerning the violent lives of delinquent teenagers in Seoul, Bad Movie (나쁜 영화 – Nappeun yeonghwa) aka Timeless, Bottomless Bad Movie is an award-winning 1997 South Korean film directed by Jang Sun-woo. Read More »