Shin Sung-Il Is Lost

Film

Time Out says

This deadpan Korean comedy seeks to lay bare religious hypocrisy by performing a simple transposition of essential urges, substituting gastronomic Puritanism for the usual sexual Puritanism at a Christian orphanage where the well-fed teachers warn that food is sinful and the kids pray that God will forgive them their daily bread – which here takes exclusive form as ‘choco pies’. (The plump title character is conspicuous for having the slowest metabolism.) What might have made a decent five-minute link in one of Buñuel’s late-career daisy chains is stretched to feature length, to decidedly reiterative effect.

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Release details

Duration:
103 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Shin Jane
Screenwriter:
Shin Jane
Cast:
Cho Hyun-Sik
Ye Soo-Jung