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JANG-GAE: The Foreigner

CHANG Chih-Wei
Taiwan 2020 107min DCP color Fiction 12 Korean Premiere
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
401 2021. 05. 02 10:00 Jeonju Cine Complex
HKE12ON
728 2021. 05. 05 16:00 Jeonju Cine Complex
HKE12
Overview

A troubled mixed-race teenager who suffers from discrimination and bullying, wins a scholarship to study abroad, while also discovering his father has been hiding cancer and has only days to live.

Review

Gwangyong is born in Seoul between a Taiwanese father and a Korean mother and has a nickname ‘Jang-Gae’ for the whole life since a kid. Although he doesn’t talk with his Dad much, who is a conservative workaholic, he could overcome all of those discriminations thanks to his mother who gives full support and endless warm love to him. The racism and bullying at the school get even worse after he moves from a Chinese school overseas to a public middle school in Korea due to his father. He studies even harder to stay strong and win over the discrimination. One day, Gwangyong is so thrilled after hearing from his teacher that he is going to be selected to study in the U.S. But soon he’s fallen into another misfortune.
This is the debut feature film based on the autobiographical story of director Chang Chih-Wei, who was also born to a Taiwanese father and a Korean mother, similar to the main character Gwangyong. (CHUN Jinsu)

CREDIT
  • ScreenplayCHANG Chih-Wei
  • ProducerJames C. LIU
  • CinematographyCHOI Min-ho
  • GafferSEO Chang-Hwan
  • Production DesignLEE Seok-Jae
  • MusicJohn JIANG
  • EditorTom Hsin-ming LIN
  • SoundCHOU Cheng
CastKIM Jae-rok, LEE Hang-na, Joey YU, HO Yeh-wen, KIM Yea-eun
FILM SOURCE
Joint Pictures Co., Ltd. / james@j-ent.com.tw
DIRECTOR
CHANG Chih-Wei
Chang Chih-Wei made his feature debut with JANG-GAE: The Foreigner, based on his short film Jang-Gae (2012).
Sponsor
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)63 288 5433 F. +82 (0)63 288 5411

Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)2 2285 0562 F. +82 (0)2 2285 0560

JEONJU Cine Complex

(54999) JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)63 231 3377

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