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Our Twisted Hero (1992)

Urideului ilgeuleojin yeongung (original title)
A fifth-grade classroom takes on a political structure which reflects Korea's history of coups and dictatorial regimes.

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Kyoung-In Hong
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Jeong-hoo Lee
Sang-Jeon Woo
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Festival awards:
  • Best Picture and Best Director Awards at Blue Dragon Film Festival


  • The Grand Prize, Best Film, and Best Director at Baeksang Art Awards


  • Best Picture at Daejong Film Festival


  • Grand Prix at Montreal Film Festival


  • Best Feature Award at Hawaii International Film Festival


  • Special Award at New York Film Festival


  • International Critics Award at Singapore Film Festival


  • Shown at the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series


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School drama with political implications
20 February 1999 | by (Norman Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is a Korean film about a boy from Seoul who transfers to a school in a small town. He discovers that his fifth-grade class is dominated by a tyrannous classroom Monitor named Um, and attempts to liberate his fellow students. Unfortunately, he discovers his students are not only oppressed by the Monitor, but they are willing collaborators, and the teachers are willing to turn a blind eye. The film is set against the background of Korean politics, and indicates that this is the method by which dictatorship is tolerated by the people. However, the film is powerful enough without that extra level, and could as easily be set in a Western culture as in an Asian.


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