January 17, 2012

Breathless (2008)

Directed by: Yang Ik-Joon
Country: South Korea

Plot: A violent man learns compassion when he starts to care for a young woman in this independent crime drama. Ddongpari (aka Breathless) was the first feature film from writer, producer and director Yang Ik-Joon.
Quick comment: A violent drama with substance. Hard to watch at the beginning, slowly we're able to get the point of view of the dynamic director, writer and actor Ik-Joon in his impressive debut.
Relevant Awards: Best Foreign Film and Director at Kinema Junpo Awards, Japan; Audience Award at Tokyo Filmex, Japan

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