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Bandhobi

2009, Color, 107', Live Action
Dir: SHIN Dong-il
Keyword: Drama, Youth, Rights, Romance, Family
Release: 2009-06-25

 

Film Awards
The 18th Open Doek Film Festival (2010,Belgium)
The 8th Florence Korea Film Fest (2010,Italy)
The 12th Udine Far East Film Festival (2010,Italy)
The 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival (2010,USA)
The 23th Castellinaria International Festival of Films for Youth (2010,Swiss)
The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival, udience Critics’ Award, CJ CGV Distribution Support Award (2009,Korea)
The 14th Independent Film & Video Makers' Forum (2009,Korea)
The 11th Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Audience Award (2009,Korea)
The 8th Jeju Film Festival (2009,Korea)
The 3rd Tanabe Benkei Film Festival, Jury's Special Award, Cinematic Jury's Award (2009,Japan)
The 10th Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival (2009,Japan)
The 31th Festival des Trois Continents (2009,France)
The 4th International College Peace Film Festival (2009,korea)
Synopsis
Min-suh is a lonely high schooler. Her single mother is busy dating younger men and her friends are busy preparing for university. She takes care of herself through a part-time job that doesn’t cover the bills. Sick of her mother’s love affairs, she sometimes runs away from home.
One day Min-suh encounters a migrant worker named Karim; and ends up stealing his wallet, despite knowing better. Karim catches her but agrees not to involve the police so long as Min-suh grants him a wish to help him collect his delayed paycheck, which he is unfairly being denied by his Korean employers.
Min-suh agrees to help Karim. In the confusion of the moment, Min-suh has become Karim’s money collector.

Director's Note
What was it that I wanted to reveal in this film by portraying such odd friendship, or romance between these two lonely souls? I believe that the ‘subversive imagination’ indispensable in a society where prejudices and misunderstandings are prevalent. Hopefully this little adventure will capture a kind of delicate sensibility that the audience omitted and missed for a long time, and bring everyone enjoyment. As my earlier works, I’d like to dedicate this film to all of those who dream of another world, especially to the teens like Min-suh.
Director's Bio / Filmography
- SHIN Dong-il
Born in Korea,1968.
Majored in German Literature and Language at
Korea University. Also graduated from the Korea
Academy of Film Arts. He has worked as an assistant director for feature films such as " Corset " (1996, directed by JUNG Byeong-gak), " Poison" (1997, directed by PARK Jae-ho) and he also worked for several TV drama and culture programs.
He attended Cannes Residence Program in 2003 

2001 [The Holy Family] 35mm, color, 11min.
        Paris Cinema (2003, France)
         Cannes Film Festival (2001, France)
         Jeonju International Film Festival (Korea)
          New York International Independent Film Festival (USA)
         Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan)
2005 [Host & Guest] 35mm, color, 92min. 
          IndieForum, Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum (2007, Korea)
          Best New Director-Grand Jury Prize, 32nd Seattle International Film Festival (2006, USA)
          Forum, 56th Berlin International Film Festival (2006, Germany)
          41st Karlovy Int’l Film Festival (2006, Czech Republic)
          30th Hong Kong International Film Festival (2006, HongKong)
          53rd, Sydney Film Festival (2006, Australia)
          42nd Chicago International Film Festival (2006, USA)
          33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent (2006, Belgium) 
          10th Pusan International Film Festival (2005, Korea)
2006 [My Friend & His Wife] 35mm, color, 111min.
          IndieForum, Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum (2008, Korea)
          44th Chicago International Film Festival (2008, USA)
          31st Hong Kong International Film Festival (2007, HongKong)
          42nd Karlovy Int’l Film Festival (2007, Czech Republic)
          33rd Seattle International Film Festival (2007, USA)
          56th Melbourne International Film Festival (2007, Australia)
          11th Pusan Int’l Film Festival (2006, Korea)
2009 [Bandhobi] 35mm, color, 107min.
         23rd Castellinaria Int’l Festival of Films for Youth (2010, Switzerland)
         11th San Diego Asian Film Festival (2010, USA)
         12th Udine Far East Film Festival (2010, Italy)
         18th Open Doek Film Festival (2010, Belgium)
         8th Festival of Korean Cinema In Italy (2010, Italy)
         State of the World, State of the Cinema (2010, France)
         4th International College Peace Film Festival (2009, Korea)
         Best Film Award, 31st Festival of 3 Continents of Nantes (2009, France)
         Korean Film Showcase, 10th Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival (2009, Japan)
         Jury's Special Award, Cinematic Jury's Award, 3rd Tanabe Benkei Film Festival (2009, Japan)
          8th Jeju Film Festival (2009, Korea)
          Audience Award-Discovery of Korea Coming-of-Age Film, 11th Seoul Int’l Youth Film Festival (2009, Korea)
          IndieForum, Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum 2009 (2009, Korea)
          Audience Critics’ Award, CJ CGV Distribution Support Award,  10th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2009, Korea)
2010  [Her Story Taking-an episode of If You Were Me 5] 35mm, color, 143min. (28min.)
          10th Florence Korea Film Fest (2012, Italy)
          36th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2010, Korea)
          15th Pusan Int’l Film Festival (2010, Korea)
Staff
Director : SHIN Dong-il
Production : Bandhobi Production Committee
Co-production : Cinema Dal, Biashin Pictures
Present : KT &G Sangsangmadang
Production supported by Korean Film Council

Executive Producer : Stanley KWAK, KIM Il-kwon, CHO Young-kag, KIM-JHO Gwang-soo
Producer : KIM Il-kwon, SHIN Dong-il
Screenwriter : LEE Chang-won, SHIN Dong-il
Cinematography : PARK Jong-cheol
Editor : MOON In-dae
Gaffer : JANG Won-uk
Production Designer/Costumes : KIM Sun-mi
Composer : KIM Jong-keun
Recording : PARK Jong-geun
Sound : LEE Seung-cheol
Make-up : KIM Jung-mi
Cast
Mahbub Alam as Karim
BAEK Jin-hui as Min-suh
LEE Il-hwa as Eun-ju
PARK Hyuk-kwon as Ki-hong