Archive of films Crack of the Halo / Haetbit Jaleuneun Ayee

South Korea
1997, 17 min

Section: New Korean Cinema
Year: 2001


A girl remains in a locked room. A small child clings to her back, and she has marbles and a paper butterfly in her hand. She plays with the sun’s rays and climbs up to the window. The child doesn’t survive the fall. The next day a candle is shining instead of the sunlight. The paper butterfly burns in the flame, and maybe the whole house, too.

About the director

Kim Jin Han (b. 1968) began his career with the short films Dead End (1992) and Contempt (1994). He also worked on the production side of Runaway (1996) and Christmas in August (1997), and wrote the scripts for the short films The Wooden Closet (1999) and Junk-Man (2001).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: New Korean Cinema
Director: Kim Jin Han
Screenplay: Kim Jin Han
Dir. of Photography: Kim Yoon Soo
Music: Eo-Eo-Bu
Producer: Jung Yoo Sik
Cast: Yejin Yim, Eunah Heo, Keunsik Kim

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