EXCAVATOR

  • Feature
  • 2017
  • 110 Minutes
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Language: Korean

Kim Gang-Il was a paratrooper and he was sent to Gwangju to suppress the Gwangju Democratization Movement in May, 1980. After his release from the military, Kim Gang-Il has worked as a forklift driver. Due to an incident, he traces an uncomfortable truth which has been hidden for the past 20 years.

Director: Lee Ju-Hyoung

Screenwriter: Kim Ki-Duk

Production Company: Kim Ki-duk Film


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Awards

2017: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Official Selection, Best Director

2018: KOSMORAMA Trondheim International Film Festival, New Directors / Bengaluru International Film Festival, Asian Cinema Competition


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Kim Ki-Duk

DOP / Camera: Choi Seong-chel

Editor: Choi Hee-young

Music: Son Yeol-Mae

Sound: Lee Junho

Producer: Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Dong-Hoo

Cast: Um Tae-Woong, Kim Kyung-ik, Shim Jung-wan


Director

Lee Ju-Hyoung

LEE Ju-hyoung made the short animation in 2009, which was invited to screen at the Japanese Film Fest and Indie Anifest. His next work was the mid-length , which came in 2010 and screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. He moved onto his first feature film under the mentorship of KIM Ki-duk in 2013. Written, edited and executive produced by the enfant terrible of indie Korean cinema, had its debut at the Tokyo International Film Festival, where it earned the distinction of receiving the Audience Awards. A comedy-drama about a group of North Korean spies posing as a family in the South, which stars KIM You-mi, JUNG Woo and SON Byong-ho. also screened in the Göteborg and Torino Film Festivals.

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