The Waikiki Brothers

Film

Time Out says

This has a great first line: 'Thanks for coming to see Waikiki Brothers. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this will be our last song.' Seems that since the introduction of karaoke machines, the market for lounge covers of 'La Bamba' has dried up all over Korea. As the band disintegrates around him, the taciturn, half-defeated Sung-Woo retreats to his home town, scene of youthful flirtations, hopes and dreams. An old flame proffers renewed hope, possibly, if only he could stir himself to make a move. Poignant, understated and bittersweet, but the drama is never as moving as you think it's going to be.

Details

Release details

Duration:
105 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Im Soon-Rye
Screenwriter:
Im Soon-Rye, Choi Soonshik
Cast:
Lee Uhl
Park Won-Sang
Hwang Jungmin
Oh Jeehae
Ryu Sungbum