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Breathless (BAFICI)

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/11/2009 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

A violent man learns compassion when he starts to care for a young woman in this independent crime drama. Song-hoon (Yang Ik-june) is a hired thug working for underworld kingpin Man-shik (Jeong Man-shik), whose money buys only so much of Song-hoon's loyalty. Song-hoon has a violent streak and he's not afraid to strike out against those who would turn against him or his boss, making him an enforcer to be reckoned with in the South Korean underworld. But Song-Hoon's life begins to change when he meets Yeong-jae (Lee Hwan), Man-Shik's newest underling. Yeong-jae has a teenage sister, Han Yeon-heui (Kim Gol-bi) who is as good-hearted as her brother is corrupt. Soon-hong and Yeon-heui get to know one another, and his affection for her brings out a compassionate side in his nature that he's never been willing to acknowledge before. As Soon-hong falls deeper in love with Yeon-heui, he begins considering leaving his old life behind, which is more difficult than he ever imagined. Ddongpari (aka Breathless) was the first feature film from writer, producer and director Yang Ik-june, who also stars as Song-hoon.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

New York Asian Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 New York Asian Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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