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Film Info
Stateless Things

Film Information

Exhibition Title Stateless Things
Original Title Chultak dongsi
English Title Stateless Things
Director Kim Kyung-Mook
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 115'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Paul Lee, Kim Sae-Byuk, Lim Hyung-Kook, Yeom Hyun-Joon
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Kim Kyung-Mook
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Kang Kook-Hyun
  • Edición / Editing: Kim Kyung-Mook, Shin Yejin
  • Producción / Producer: Park Jin-Weon
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Alive Pictures
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One of the brightest talents in Korean indie filmmaking (his shocking debut feature Faceless Things is one of the great films maudits of our time), Kim Kyung-Mook is going from strength to strength. Stateless Things cross-cuts between the stories of two dissimilar young men in present-day Seoul. Jun is an illegal immigrant from North Korea whose lack of an official ID limits him to the very lowest rung of the employment ladder. He works under an abusive boss in a filling station and hands out flyers in his free hours, although he eventually drifts into male prostitution. Hyeon, by contrast, is the kept boy of a married businessman, who has installed him in an upscale apartment near the government buildings in Yeouido. More and more he chafes under the constraints of his situation, and the rows with his sugar-daddy grow increasingly vehement. Within this tormented scenario, these two young men –boys, actually– will eventually meet through an internet site in a traumatic attempt to regularize their ‘stateless’ conditions.


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