26.9. - 5.10.2019

The First Lap South Korea 2017 | 101 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Kim Dae-hwan

KIM DAE-HWAN (*1985 studied film and media design in Seoul. His debut feature End of Winter won the prize for young talent at the Busan festival. The First Lap is his second film and won the prize for best young director in Locarno.


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Ji-young works at a TV channel, her boyfriend Su-hyeon lectures in art. They've lived together for six years and are fundamentally happy in their more or less stable relationship. This changes when Ji-young senses that she's pregnant and the question of starting a family comes up. The pair set out together to visit their families, Ji-young's bourgeois parents and Su-hyeon's dysfunctional clan in the provinces. The First Lap portrays the couple's search for the core of their relationship and in almost naturalistic pictures examines the growing self-confidence of a young generation in terms of traditional family ideals, but without losing its light touch.
Orig. Title: Cho-haeng
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Korean
Section: Asia Express
Director: Kim Dae-hwan
Screenplay: Kim Dae-hwan
Cast: Cho Hyun-chul, Kim Sae-byuk
Producer: Jang Woo-Jin,Lee Im-Gul
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Camera: Son Jing-Young
Set Designer: Jung Bo-ran
Cutter: Kim Dae-hwan
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: M-Line Distribution
Production: Bomnaefilms
contact: Jamie Seo, M-Line Distribution:


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