The President's Barber
October 28, 2004 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
Baek-yeop Seong, Drama, 116 minutes
The Korean Cultural Service New York is proud to continue its "Night at the Movies" film series with the 2004 film The President's Barber.
The President's Barber (Hyojadong Ibalsa) tells the story of an ordinary man affected by tumultuous times. In the 1960s and '70s, barber Han Mo Seong is lucky enough tto attract the most important client around: the President. Even as he recalls some of Korea's most earth-shaking political events, director Chang-sang Im leaves enough room for humor and humanity in this comical take on history.
The President's Barber has been compared with America's Forrest Gump for its humor and improbable modern hero. Korean film aficionados will recognize star Gang-ho Song from the tremendously successful film Memories of Murder. So-ri Moon costars.