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by Gyeong-Tae Roh


Shon Sun is not Korean. He does not really come from any other place. He is just Shon Sun. His adoptive parents have left the tropical jungle and their fishing village a long time ago. They are now working in an illegal animal feed factory. In the army, Shon Sun is raped by Lieutenant Ko Ah-Shen. He gets HIV. He kills the Lieutenant and runs away on the road of his home village. He is a murderer. And a deserter. At home no one is there. His adoptive mother, Shon Rae-son, is dead and his adoptive father, Ching Tuang, disappeared. He decides to take the jungle road. Ching Tuang often told him about a small village in the jungle depths. A small fishing village where his grand mother, Pung Tai, is supposed to live. Disgusted by a wasted world and the human vices, Shon Sun gives way to his illness and his fear. In the deepest area of the tropical jungle, he reaches breaking point. He suddenly catches sight of Ching Tuang and Pung Tai. They tirelessly pick up black stones and replace them in the same place, after having cleaned them. Shon Sun joins them. He sits down and begins to clean a stone. A black stone.

international title: Black Stone
original title: Black Stone
country: Korea, Republic of, France
sales agent: Outplay
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Gyeong-Tae Roh
film run: 92'
release date: FR 27/07/2016
screenplay: Gyeong-Tae Roh
cast: Won Tae-Hee
cinematography by: Cho Young Sang
film editing: Choi Hyun-Sook
art director: Lim Chang Joo
music: Jaesin Lee, Cetusss, Olivier Alary
producer: Gyeong-Tae Roh, Antonin Dedet
production: Neon Productions, Teddy Bear Films (KR)
backing: CNC & Institut Français (Cinémas du monde fund), Korean Film Council, Seoul Film Commission
distributor: Outplay Films


main awards/selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 

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