Deep in the woods, cutting through the fog, a man walks on carrying a fishing bag. He arrives at the edge of a river. The man goes about setting up his fishing rods and starts fishing. Hours later, night has fallen on the quiet riverside. The man hasn’t caught much fish and just sits, waiting. Just then, something big is caught on the fishing rod. It’s not something he can put on his dinner plate, but a mysterious young woman in white funeral dress crying in a little girl’s voice, calling him “daddy”.
Park Chan-wook (b. 1963 in Tanyan, South Korea) is one of the most famous filmmakers in South Korea. A virtuoso and a visionary, with "Old Boy" (2003) he won the Grand Prix at Festival de Cannes in 2004. He studied philosophy at Sugang University, where he founded a film club and developed a strong interest in film theory. His name took off in 2000 with the thriller "Joint Security Area", which became the highest-grossing film ever in Korea at the time.
Selected filmography: "Joint Security Area" (2000, released in Lithuania), "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (2002), "Old Boy" (2003, released in Lithuania), "Lady Vengeance" (2005, "Kino pavasaris"), "I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Thirst" (2009, "Kino pavasaris"), "Night Fishing" (2011, short, co-dir, "Kino pavasaris").
His younger brother Park Chan-kyong (b.1965, Seoul) debuted in feature-length in 2011 with "Anyang, Paradise City", which was selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Selected filmography: "Flying" (2005, short), "Sindoan" (2008, short), "Black Out" (2009, short), "Anyang, Paradise City" (2011), "Night Fishing" (2011, short, co-dir, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: South Korea
- Runtime: 33 min.
- Directors: Park Chan-wook, Park Chan-kyong
- Screenwriters: Park Chan-kyong, Park Chan-wook
- Actors: Lee Jeong-hyeon, Oh Kwang-rok, Lee Yong-nyeo, Kim Hwan-hee
- Producers: Wonjo Jeong, Park Chan-kyong, Park Chan-wook
- Cinematographer: Ju Seong-rim
- Company: Fine Cut Co.
- Dialogs: Korean
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T
- IMDB rating: 6.6