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