The First Lap

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The First Lap (Cho-haeng)

Directed by Kim Dae-hwan

  • South Korea 2017; 101 min
  • Original version: Korean
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Upcoming Director - Locarno Festival

Synopsis

Su-hyeon, a teacher at a private art institute, and Ji-young, a contract worker at a small network enterprise have been living together for six years. To his surprise, Su-hyeon finds out that Ji-young is late for her period and, in view of the birth of his child, he seizes the opportunity to reunite with his family. The couple sets off for Samcheok, at the far end of the east coast.

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