Archive of films Too Young To Die / Jukeodo jo a

South Korea
2002, 67 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

A man and a woman: he is 73, she is 72. One day, destiny brings them together and love sweeps them away. The film’s protagonists are real people, re-enacting episodes from their actual relationship; the reconstruction includes a very open sex scene.


A man and a woman: he is 73, she is 72. Both lost their spouses, and both experienced loneliness and isolation. One day, destiny brings them together. Two old people who thought their life had lost its passion long ago, are swept away by the fire of love for the first time. The woman moves into the man’s place and, thus, a new life begins. With their days numbered, watching the clock tick away mercilessly, they don’t want to lose what is possibly their one last chance. The old couple find out that they can even enjoy sex, a pleasure long forgotten. They learn that sex is the most wonderful way to express mutual care, forgiveness, compliment and gratitude. The film is based on a true story, and its two protagonists are real people, re-enacting incidents and episodes from their actual relationship. Somewhat surprisingly, this reconstruction even includes a very open sexual act.

About the director

Park Jin-pyo (1966, Seoul) studied film and worked as a producer-director of documentaries for SBS-TV and I-TV. In 1999 he was awarded the Korean Broadcasting Commission Grand Prix. After two short student films (Escape from Seoul, 1987, and Learning the World, 1988) he directed many TV documentaries, such as We Want to Know, The Third Eye, Dangerous 55 Minutes, Report on Rebellion in the Ant World, Angel or Devil: The Korean Twin-Sisters Homicide in Los Angeles, The Pacific Deadline. The protagonists of his first feature, Too Young To Die, appeared in his three-part documentary Love (2001). 


Mirovision Inc.
1-151 Shinmunro 2 Ga, Chongro-Gu, 110 062, Seoul
Korea (Republic of)
Tel: +82 2 737 1185
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E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Park Jin-pyo
Screenplay: Lee Soo-mee
Dir. of Photography: Jung Yong-woo
Music: Park Ki-heon
Editor: Moon In-dae
Producer: Kim Hong-baek
Production: May Films, eStars
Cast: Park Chi-gyu, Lee Sun-ye
Contact: Mirovision Inc.


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