Chungmuro Express: Gagman
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM
(239 E. 59th St., NYC)
LEE Myeong-se, 123 minutes
ChungMuRo Express: Classic Korean Cinema presents Gagman (Gaeg-eu-maen)
Lee Jong-se (AHN Sung-ki), a stand-up comedian at a third-rate cabaret, dreams of becoming a movie director. Mun Do-seok (BAE Chang-ho), who owns a barbershop on the outskirts of Seoul, has always fantasized about being an actor. Jong-se offers Do-seok a part in his directorial debut, and Do-seok sells his barbershop to tag along with Jong-se. One day at the movie theatre, Jong-se receives a kiss from a woman who happens to be sitting next to him. The woman, named Oh Seon-yeong (HWANG Shin-hye), is being chased by a group of gangsters. She follows Jong-se to his house, where they are joined by Do-seok, and the three of them bond together to make a movie.
This film is in Korean with English subtitles.
Film Curator Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will introduce the program and lead a discussion after the screening.
ImaginAsian Theatre (239 E. 59th St., New York, NY, Tel: 212-371-6682)
Free Admission: RSVP at 212-759-9550