Bleak Night

Bleak Night

  • Original Title: 파 수 꾼 / Pasuggun
  • DVD (Region 1)
  • Street Date: 1/22/2013
  • Feature Runtime: 117 minutes, exclusive of bonus material
  • Genre: Drama
  • Suggested Rating: 16+
  • Country of Origin: South Korea
  • Year of Production: 2011
  • Audio: Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: On/off English subtitles and English on-screen translations
  • Video: 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
  • Suggested Retail: $24.99
  • Photos & Trailer

About BLEAK NIGHT

Press Release (pdf)

The Acclaimed Directorial Feature Debut of YOON Sung-hyun

A grieving father (CHO Seong-ha, The Yellow Sea) seeks to understand the circumstances that led his teenage son, Ki-tae (LEE Je-hoon, The Front Line), to commit suicide. The discovery of a photo prompts him to seek out the young man's friends, Dong-yoon and Hee-june. Before viewers' eyes, a complex picture of the dynamic between them develops: Friends and foes. Bullies and victims. Brothers and strangers.

What could have pushed the bond between the three young men past its breaking point?

Features:

Director and cast bios, director's statement, and original South Korean trailer, plus 5 Points Pictures trailers.

“complex and devastating…
A superb film from emerging talents
which is not to be missed.”
- Pierce Conran, Modern Korean Cinema

Awards

  • 15th Busan International Film Festival
    • New Currents Award
  • 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival
    • FIPRESCI Prize (International Critics' Association Award)
  • 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards
    • Best New Director: Yoon Sung-hyun
    • Best New Actor: Lee Je-hoon
  • 48th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards
    • Best New Director: Yoon Sung-hyun
    • Best New Actor: Lee Je-hoon
  • 3rd Film of the Year Awards
    • Best New Actor: Lee Je-hoon
  • 2011 Asia Pacific Awards
    • High Commendation for Best Screenplay
  • 2011 Geneva (Switzerland) Black Movie Film Festival
    • Young Jury Prize

Festivals:

  • 2010 Busan International Film Festival
  • 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Tiger Award Competitor)
  • 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • 2011 Taipei Film Festival
  • 2011 Fantasia International Film Festival
  • 2011 Korean Film Festival In Paris
  • 2011 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2011 Munich International Film Festival
  • 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • 2011 Fukuoka International Film Festival
  • 2011 Franco-Coréen du Film Festival
  • 2011 Korean Cultural Service/Subway Cinema Korean Movie Night Film Series
  • 2012 Korean Cinema Today in Berlin
  • 2012 Korean Film Festival in Australia

Bleak Night © 2010 Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). All Rights Reserved.