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Entangled

Entangled

Original Title: Hyeon-gi-jeung
Director: Lee Don-ku
South Korea | Korean
2014 | 94min.
Subtitles: Arabic and English
Format: DCP
Theme: A
18+
Lee Don-ku’s second and latest outing is a blistering and powerful family drama. The story takes place in a household where two daughters live with their mother, along with the eldest daughter’s husband. When the wife gives birth to her long-awaited first child, the entire family is jubilant. However, the parents’ happiness is quickly snatched away as a tragic accident at the hand of the matriarch costs the newborn its life. The tension quickly escalates among the family members. The couple moves out, unable to continue living under the same roof as the matriarch. With an unyielding, unwaveringand uncompromisingly stark vision, Lee Don-ku offers up an exciting yet disturbing portrait of a family in pain thatexplores themes of alienation and isolation as each family member is left on their own to cope with their problems. Kim Young-ae gives a superb performance as the matriarch who struggles through the guilt of causing the death of the baby as her Alzheimer’s rapidly escalates. Meanwhile, her youngest daughter, still a teenager, must deal with bullying and sexual coercion at school. She struggles as she tries to handle the situation on her own. As the mother’s confusion and guilt build up, the family comes together for a reunion dinner that culminates in a terrifying denouement. —Lydia Tohkwa

Director,  Lee Don-ku

Director,  Lee Don-ku

Born in Gongju, South Korea, in 1984 Lee Don-ku majored in acting at Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts. His graduation short I Solve Everything Whatever (2006) won the Netizen Award at the INDIE Boom online Independent Film Festival. Then followed the shorts Life of Dog (2009) and Help (2009). He built his acting career on stage in plays like Hohwanmama and Grandfather’s Case. He also worked at Cube Entertainment leading the media division. After two years of development, he wrote and directed his feature debut Fatal.

Cast and Crew

Director
Lee Don-Ku
Co-Production Company
HANIYAGI ENTERTAINMENT
Cast
Kim Young-ae, Do Ji-Won, Song Il-kook, Kim So-eun
Sales Contact
Finecut
Music
Kim Cheol-hwan
Producer
Jeong Hak-kwon
Screenwriter
Lee Don-ku
Editor
Mun In-dae
Cinematographer
Kang Moon-bong
Sound
Kino Post
Production Designer
Lee Seung-han
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