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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
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