Drama | Running Time: 138 minutes
2022 / Korean dialogue
Country: South KoreaDirected by: July Jung
She studied at the Department of Imaging at Sungkyunkwan University, then studied the academic characteristics of video media, before attending Korea National University of Arts, majoring in filmmaking. Her first feature, "A Girl at My Door" (2014), was screened at the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes, gaining praise from international media.
ProducerKim Dong-Ha, Kim Ji-Yeon
CastBae Doona, Kim Si-Eun
Sohee (Kim Si-eun) is studying pet care and is a talented dancer, full of life and determination, but when her college tells her she should be honoured to get an irrelevant placement in a call centre – which she must complete for her diploma – she is keen to do her best. Even at her initial interview, she realises her new employers have no interest in her; for the company scooping up cheap labour, the school and government funding bodies, these “externalship” programmes are all about their balance sheets. Halfway through July Jung’s slow-burning but genuinely angry film, there is a suicide, and the story is taken up by Detective Oh Yoo-jin (Doona Bae). She defies her superiors’ indifference and the obstructions thrown in her way by Sohee’s employers to discover where the responsibility lies. A stunning and unexpected film that looks into how systems thrive off of suffering and despair.