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Han Gong-ju
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HAN GONG-JU

한공주

Directed by Lee Su-Jin
South Korea, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

After being involved in a traumatic incident, 17-year-old Gong-Ju is forced to change schools. Uncared for by her parents, her previous teacher arranges for her to hide away at his mother’s place. It takes time for her past to catch up with her, but when it does the revelation is devastating.

Synopsis

After being involved in a traumatic incident, 17-year-old Gong-Ju is forced to change schools. Uncared for by her parents, her previous teacher arranges for her to hide away at his mother’s place. It takes time for her past to catch up with her, but when it does the revelation is devastating.

Our take

Martin Scorsese presented this delicate debut film from director Lee Su-jin with the Golden Star for Best Film as jury president at Marrakech. Based on a shocking true story, Hang Gong-ju is a compelling narrative puzzle grounded by an outstanding, intimate performance from Chun Woo-hee.