24.9. - 3.10.2020

The Weight South Korea 2012 | 107 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

rated for 0 + years
Jung works in a mortuary, preparing the dead for burial. At times, he seems to be closer to the dead than to the living, as he flits like a hunch-backed, coughing ghost through the corridors. But Jung applies the same devotion that he dedicates to the dead also to the living, in particular to his adopted brother, who dreams of being a woman. And when the weight of the real world threatens to crush him, he escapes into his own fantasy worlds. A quiet, intense film full of poetry about outsiders, despair, dignity and dreams.
Orig. Title: The Weight
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Korean
Section: Asia Express
Director: Kyu-hwan Jeon
Screenplay: Kyu-hwan Jeon
Cast: Jae-hyun Cho, Zia
Producer: Mi-ae Choi
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Dae-kwan Choo
Director of Photography: Kim Nam-kyun
Production Design: Seok-jin Chang
Editor: Mi-young Kim, Hae-oh Park
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Finecut
Production: Treefilm


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