” follows a group of Korean teenagers in 1986 who travel to South Korea to participate in a government-sponsored program to help reconnect them with their roots. They’ve come from all over the world, from the United States to Hamburg, to party hardy in their homeland, flirting and drinking the nights away. However, the teens also learn a little bit about their ancestors’ struggles, and slowly come to terms with their own issues at home and abroad as well. Watch an exclusive clip from the film featuring Sid (Justin Chon
) and Grace (Jessika Van
) share a sweet moment in front of a Buddha statue.
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’ is the Angsty ’80s Korean Teen Dramedy You Never Realized You Wanted
” is written and directed by Benson Lee
based on his own experiences as a teenager. His previous credits include “Planet B-Boy
,” a documentary about the history of breakdancing and its global resurgence, and “Battle of the Year
,” a 3D dance film based on “Planet B-Boy
” starring Josh Holloway
Brown (“Think Like a Man”), and Josh Peck
”). The film is also executive produced by Ken Jeong
, best known for his role on Dan Harmon
’s sitcom “Community
” as well as his appearances in “The Hangover
” movies. “Seoul Searching
” stars Justin Chon
(“21 and Over”), Jessika Van
”), In-Pyo Cha
(“Crossing”), Teo Yoo
(“Day Night Day Night
”), and more.
” premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It opens in New York City on June 17th and in Los Angeles on June 24th.
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