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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

Man on High Heels

Hai-hil
South Korea 2014, 125’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Jang Jin
screenplay: Jang Jin
cinematography: Lee Seong-jae
editing: Jang Jin, Yang Dong-yeop
music: Kim Jung-woo
cast: Cha Seung-won, Oh Jung-se, E Som, Song Young-chang, Kim Eung-soo, Ahn Gil-kang, Go Kyung-pyo, Lee Yong-nyeo, Lee El, Park Sung-woong
producer: Jang Cha, Jang Jin
language: Korean
colouration: colour

Film description

Ji-wook is a detective to whom other officers can't even compare – extremely fit, intelligent, and deadly effective. Add a gloomy look, betraying a broken soul, and you get a classic hero of police action cinema with a strong touch of the noir. But Ji-wook's mystery is not a typical trope in this convention. The extraordinary police officer feels that he is a woman trapped in a perfect male body. The director dared to choose a risky generic mixture – high quality action cinema and psychological drama. The effect is more than interesting – it is a stylistically refined, touching picture with a subversive message.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Jang Jin

Born 1971. Actor, playwright, screenwriter, film and stage director. He specializes in comedies and scripts combining popular themes with social satire. He made theater plays and TV programs, gathering a wide group of fans who appreciate high-quality auteur entertainment.

Filmography:

1998 Gimaghin Sanaedeul / The Happenings
2001 Killerdeului Suda / Guns&Talks
2004 Aneun Yeoja / Someone Special
2006 Georukhan Gyebo / Righteous Ties
2007 A-deul / My Son
2009 Good Morning, President
2011 Romaentik Hebeun / Romantic Heaven
2014 Hai-hil / Man on High Heels

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