A North Korean spy films the everyday life of Buk-seong, Young-lim and Woo-seok, three young men belonging to South Korea’s most disadvantaged classes. Their story is filtered through the eyes of the spy, who hopes to favor the propaganda mechanisms of the north. Loyal to his harsh, visceral cinema, Lee Sang-woo offers us a glimpse of the most sordid corners of both Koreas.
A University of California, Berkeley graduate, he debuted with Tropical Manila (08). Films like Mother Is a Whore (09) and Father Is a Dog (10) have made him one of the goriest portraitist of life in Korea.
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