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Fiction ㅣ Jeonju Film School

The Burglars

KIM Taehwi
Korea 100min HD Color Fiction
Production StatusPost-Production
Goal of ParticipationWorld Sales, Film Festival Screening
Production budget100,000,000 KRW
Secured budget : 80,000,000 KRW · : 20,000,000 KRW
LOGLINE

An elderly woman, Eunja, who lives in the countryside teams up with Lee Palbok, the burglar, embarks on sneak-thieving empty houses.

SYNOPSIS

After being left as an outcast due to the power struggles within her small village, 70-year-old Eunja falls victim to a break-in during a village festival. Discovering an unidentifiable bag left behind by the thief, Eunja takes it upon herself to track down the culprit. Eventually, she uncovers that the burglar was the mysterious gentleman, Lee Pal-bok, who had gifted her with a cigarette just days prior. The growing sense of anger calms down soon and she finds curiosity fills up inside her about this man who seems to be a similar age as her... and about the work he is doing....

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

An adolescent drama of the elderly. Where do we find the liberation period and when does it begin? Should their time for freedom and deviation be only limited to the reminiscence of the past or even the waiting of the dusk that runs toward the end? As much as our moments, the present exists among the elderly and they have the freedom and deviation to break the present and outgrow it. Through their exhilarating experience, the film talks about a way of living that is not bound to the past or the future but one living to the fullest in the present and moving for oneself.

DIRECTOR
KIM Taehwi
Born in 1995, Jeungpyeong County, North Chungcheong Province, Korea. He graduated in 2021 from Jeonbuk National University College of Humanities, Jeonju, North Jeolla Province where he majored in History and French Studies. In 2018, he completed his studies at the Jeonbuk Short Film Production School, organized by the Jeonbuk Independent Film Association, and has since written and directed three short films based on Jeonju. In 2022, he directed his first feature film, The Burglars based on a scenario he developed at Jeonju Film School. He is currently working on the post-production.
Swimming Pool (2019), Sunrise (2020), The Sword Dancer (2021)
PRODUCER
CHEON Yujin
Born in 1990. Studied Theater Arts at the university. Started acting in theaters. Since her debut at The Villainess in 2017, she appeared in and produced multiple films.
Casually, for the Worse (2020), A Star of Disgust (2021), Waves (2021)
CONTACTteawhui540@naver.com
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