Chilsu and Mansu

Film
Park's first film begins like a buddy movie - it's the story of two billboard painters: Chilsu is a youthful romantic and a bit of a dreamer; Mansu is older, quieter and hard-drinking. The tone shifts subtly with the progress of Chilsu's courtship of a pretty student, and gradually this portrait of a generation obsessed with Western culture takes on a political dimension: when the two friends stand atop one of their own billboards, discussing their frustration with the fledgling democracy down below them, the police mistakenly assume they are staging a protest, with potentially dangerous implications. An estimable film, funny, provocative and very well acted.

By: TCh

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Park Kwang-Su
Cast: Ahn Song-Gi
Park Joong-Hun
Bae Chong-Okk
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