Archive of films Why Do I Want to Be A Boxing Referee? / Nanun Weh Gwontu Seempan E Doeryo Hanun Ga

South Korea
2000, 18 min

Section: New Korean Cinema
Year: 2001


Nine-year-old Jin Soo is none too thrilled with his mother’s husband, a dull bloke he’s not been able to stand since he was born – that can’t be his father! Jin wants to get into the ring as a referee and feels he’s inherited his hot blood from a boxer. That’s why he’s always watching his mother’s former beaus. But his mother has an even deeper secret.

About the director

Choe Ik Hwan (b. 1970) studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, at university in Seoul and at the Korean Film Academy. Prior to Why Do I Want to Be a Boxing Referee?, he made, among others, The Sound of Heaven and Earth (1994) and The Evidence That We’re Alive (1996), screened at the festival of short films in Seoul.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: New Korean Cinema
Director: Choe Ik Hwan
Screenplay: Choe Ik Hwan
Dir. of Photography: Kim Yong Heung
Music: Song Jae Won VDA
Editor: Kim Sun Min
Producer: Kim Song Hyun
Cast: Cho Joong Hui, Park Joo Hee, Park Won Sang, Park Dong Been, Kong Hyung Jin, Kim Soo Ro

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