IN THE DARK
Production Le Fresnoy (France)
Coproduction Song-Lee Production (Korea)
Participations JM FAMILY Association, Dongseo University, Some Rental, BFC Busan film Commission, Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency
Supported by Region Nord-Pas de Calais and Ministry of Culture
55 min / Fiction / HD / 2009
Cast Tae-Sung Park, Emilie Lacape, Dong-Hwa Kim, Dong-Ha Park, Ik-Nam Paik, Yun-Hee Lee
Director Jero Yun
Director of Photography Jin-Yeul Song
Executive Producer Han-Bit Park
Art Directors A-Bong Jeong, Eun-Ju Jang
Screenplay Jero Yun
Music Mathieu Regnault
About the film :
"IN THE DARK" tells of a story inspired by the testimony of a prostitute in South Korea. The film has an atmosphere of anxiety and worry. The atmosphere leads to nowhere. We are lost in the image of these characters who always remain unidentified. We will probably see that the traces of these individuals continue to live.
Some scenes may be shocking, some are confusing and could cause a sensation of disgust. It is my intention, however, to give great importance to a "physical" feeling.
The relationship between the "Filmer" and the "Filmed" is essential. In the karaoke scene, for example, I wanted to add a sense of the subjective camera. By using the technique of the uncut, long take, the camera imposes its own look and expression. I've tried not to change the camera angle by not using the "shot reverse shot" technique often used in the cinema or television. The choice of the hand-held camera has allowed me to experiment more freely and give the sensation of the two characters being followed. I also gave a significant value to the light that eliminates the identity of these individuals. These contrasting lights and shadows show a confused feeling and fragmented memory, more or less lost over time.
The film does not judge the motivation and the political or social system in this country, it only shows the existence as it is. This film does not address anyone directly.