StoriesScenesMovies: Bunt (Narara Heodonggu)

Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6:30 PM

ImaginAsian Theatre
(239 East 59th St., NYC)

PARK Gyu-tae, Family Darama, 98 minutes


Going to school for an 11-year-old boy Dong-ku with an IQ of 60 is the greatest joy in life. For Dong-ku's father, Jin-gyu, who runs a fried chicken joint, nothing can make him happier than his son successfully finishing elementary school. All Dong-ku does at school is delivering water to his classmates, but he always looks happy doing it. But things turn for the worse when the school wants Dong-ku to move to a special school for disabled children. Then Jin-gyu learns that Dong-ku could stay in the elementary school if he joins the baseball team since they lack enough players to keep it intact. In spite of knowing nothing about baseball, Dong-ku starts his school life as a baseball player.  However, the coach gets frustrated with him as a match approaches. All Dong-ku can do is delivering water to his teammates. Meanwhile, the landlord of Jin-gyu keeps pressing him to move out when his son is just getting his way to school from home after having practicing for three long years. Dong-ku and Jin-gyu are faced with all these obstacles as they struggle to realize their earnest dream, which may appear modest to many: obtaining elementary school diploma.

This film is presented in Korean with English subtitles.

ImaginAsian Theatre (239 East 59th St., NYC, Tel: 212-371-6682)
Free Admission: RSVP to 212-759-9550

Miro Yoon