5th DMZ Docs(2013)
I AM DOCU
Festival director CHO Jae-hyun planned and directed the 5th festival’s trailer. He wanted to cast a non-actor for the main character, so he asked the Korea Senior Citizens Association-Gyeonggi for help. Coincidently, they found an old man named KIM Sung-soo, who happened to t the concept of the trailer video. He makes a living by picking up cardboard boxes, and his wife is a displaced person. The process of the production was obviously an unfamiliar experience to KIM, yet he enables us to fully empathize with his beloved wife and feel the pain of the divided nation. His emotional expressions moved director CHO Jae-hyun as well. Through this trailer of KIM’s daily life, CHO hopes the younger generation in this era of the divided nation would appreciate the meaning of peace.
Through Passion Portrait directed by KWAK Ji-kyoon, he made his debut on Korean film. He has appeared in countless TV series, films theatres. TV series such as Piano, New Heart and Scandal increased his popularity. He is commonly dubbed “director KIM Ki-duk’s persona” since He has starred in almost all the films directed by Director KIM from Crocodile to Moebius. He is also the chairman of the Gyeonggi Film Council since 2009 and the executive festival director of the DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival. His Special Day (2013)
PRODUCTION COMPANY Gyeonggi Performing Arts & Film Commission