Avenger
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Director CHO Seungyeon
Country Korea
Year 2004
Running Time 25'23"
Color/B&W
Genre Fiction
Premier Status World Premiere
Introduction
A high school girl swears to avenge her father's death on them. Her superman-character father has killed right in front of her eyes by a greedy creditor. The movie, borrowing the icon from Superman to the present time, longs it, twists and pays a homage to the great movies like Matrix, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, kill bill and Save the green Planet at the same time. Moreover, based on a symmetrically arranged movie equation, it also shows the unique and well-balanced ways of a storytelling. A little bit too much colorful and sensuous action, photography, editing and sound reveal the director's desire to break through the situation. Especially, when the action explodes, the cohesive editing and acting that unites the rage and anxiousness are pretty impressive. The movie that has a strange power, which built by a crude, scanty make-up and Mise-en-scene and comedy we're familiar with from the various TV show and comics. (Kim Yun-Kyoung)
Director
CHO Seungyeon