The Weight

de Jeon Kyu-Hwan


Jung has found his place in the world working at a morgue. His coexistence with corpses and blood seems to go by with a very strange naturalness. While Jung struggles against tuberculosis and arthritis, the dead start to become his only friends. The director, Jeon Kyu-hwan, does an authentic balancing act on the thin line separating delirium from reality. Dancing bodies, humans that feel like monsters and an unease depicted with the now classic oriental poetics that don’t understand pain without beauty. The weight of existence captured in a true visual wonder.


Jeon Kyu-Hwan

Seoul, 1965. He debuted with what he called the Town Trilogy: Mozart Town (08), Animal Town (09) and Dance Town (10). His filmography is completed with From Seoul to Varanasi (11) and The Weight (12).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Original language: Korean