Looking for North Koreans

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    Looking for North Koreans

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    65 min

    • French
    • Korean


    The dual nature of North and South Korea, forcibly divided by the Soviet Union’s power plays, continues to aff ect the lives of both countries’ inhabitants to this day. Every year, more and more people leave the totalitarian north; every year, more families and lives are torn apart. Kidnappings, extortion, human trafficking, threats of extermination, and hundreds of missing are the order of the day. A dark shadow looms over neighbouring China as well, where the trail of most traffickers and their victims comes to an end. The film goes searching for North Koreans who have disappeared, interviews victims and traffickers, and explores the grey zone of these political twins.



    Jero Yun
    Jero Yun
    Virginie Véricourt
    Mathieu Regnault
    Jéro Yun

    Jéro Yun

    South Korea

    It is my intention, however, to give great importance to a "physical" feeling.

    Born in Busan, Jéro Yun studied Art and Cinema in France. After his short film, PROMISE (2011), won Grand Prize at the Asiana International Short Film Festival 2011, he produced and directed several more short films. Two of his movies were selected at Cannes Film Festival 2016; MRS. B, A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN (2016) in the ACID, and HITCHHIKER (2016) in Directors′ Fortnight. That same year, he won Best Documentary at both the Moscow International Film Festival 2016 and Zurich Film Festival 2016 with MRS. B, A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN (2016). His feature film documentary, LETTERS (2017), co-directed with Marte Vold, and co-produced with Norwegian production company Mer Film, was in competition at Busan International Film Festival 2017, Göteborg Film Festival 2018, and CPH:DOX Film Festival 2018. He has just finished feature film, BEAUTIFUL DAYS (2018), starring famous actress Lee Na-young, to be released in Korea this year and produced by Peppermint&company; production company of THE WITCH (Park Hoon-jung, 2018), V.I.P (Park Hoon-jung, 2017), and I SAW THE DEVIL (Kim Jee-woon, 2010).

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