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


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?


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


  • 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


  • 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.