A Night at the Movies: Five is Too Many

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Korean Cultural Service NY

AHN Seul-gi, 82 minutes

Runaway child Dong-kyu (KIM Do-kyun) wishes to make money by reporting on companies that use illegal disposable goods (in Korea, there are regulations on how disposable cup, plastic spoons, etc. are used in restaurants). One day Dong-kyu takes a picture of a regulation violation at a takeout counter where Si-nae (CHO Si-nae) works. As he runs away, Si-nae throws a stone at him, knocking him to the ground. When Dong-kyu regains consciousness, he claims he can’t remember anything, and immediately takes shelter at Si-nae’s place. Five is Too Many is a witty film that handles the serious subject of domestic tensions within a family with a disarming sense of humor and humanity. AHN Seul-ki is currently a high school mathematics teacher. He runs his own film production company, The CR Film. Five is Too Many is his feature debut.

Miro Yoon