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Bleak Night
7.7
/10
276 Ratings

BLEAK NIGHT

Pasuggun | Pasookkoon | 파수꾼 | 把守꾼

Directed by Yoon Sung-hyun
South Korea, 2010
Drama

Synopsis

After the suicide of high school student Ki-tae, his father starts to retrace his son’s school life, trying to understand what led him to this act. He learns about his son, his two best friends and the cracks which formed in their friendship until they reached a point of no return.

Synopsis

After the suicide of high school student Ki-tae, his father starts to retrace his son’s school life, trying to understand what led him to this act. He learns about his son, his two best friends and the cracks which formed in their friendship until they reached a point of no return.

Our take

In this arresting debut, director Yoon Sung-hyun tackles the emotionally complex subject of a teenage bully’s suicide. Through its time-hopping structure and insightful script, Bleak Night questions the power dynamics that dictate boys’ lives, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.