The Jang Sun-Woo Variations (2000)

The Jang Sun-Woo Variations
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords film criticism
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jang Sun-Woo Actor n/a 1 1000001
Park Joong-Hoon Actor n/a 1 1000002
Moon Sung-keun Actor n/a 1 1000003
Tony Rayns Narrator n/a 120790 1000004
Tony Rayns Director n/a 2 2000001
Park Ki-yong Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Tony Ko Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Tony Rayns Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kwan Jae-Hyun Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Kim Woo-hyung Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Kim Sun-Min Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lee Min-Seok Sound n/a 120816 14000001
An intimate portrait of Jang Sun-Woo, Korea's most iconoclastic director, as he prepares two new films: the live-action cyber-action thriller "The Resurrection of the Little Match Girl" and the animated buddhist/shamanist feature "Princess Bari". Divided into chapters, the documentary examines Jang's career and films from many different angles and includes the voices not only of those who have worked with Jang but also of numerous ordinary Koreans who have been touched/shocked/excited/offended by his work. Individual chapters are devoted to such topics as Jang's idiosyncratic hairstyle and the controversy surrounding his previous feature "Lies". The documentary tries to place Jang and his work in the widest possible social context, not only in the context of Korean cinema. At its heart is a series of remarkably candid and revealing interviews with Jang himself.