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Deface (2007)

When a North Korean man is pushed to the edge by his daughter's senseless death, he risks his life to challenge the oppressive government, making his voice heard through an extreme and unusual action.

Director:

John Arlotto

Writer:

John Arlotto
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9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Steven Yang ... Sooyoung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnold Chen Arnold Chen ... Soldier #1
Willis Chung ... Beggar Boy #2
Ho-Jung ... Sooyoung's Wife (Special Thanks) (as Ho Jung)
Aira H. Kim Aira H. Kim ... Kyung-Ha
Benjamin Kim Benjamin Kim ... Young Soldier
James Kyson ... Agent Jae Sun (as James Kyson-Lee)
Jeanie Yi Lee Jeanie Yi Lee ... Female Soldier
Jun Hee Lee ... Beggar Boy #1
Greg Joung Paik ... Commander
Alexis Rhee ... Jeung-Un
Cy Shim Cy Shim ... Soldier #4
Hyun Joo Shin Hyun Joo Shin ... Foreman
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When a North Korean man is pushed to the edge by his daughter's senseless death, he risks his life to challenge the oppressive government, making his voice heard through an extreme and unusual action.

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When you can't speak freely, rebellion is an art.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Best Short I've Ever Seen
27 May 2008 | by ariez27See all my reviews

I saw this short at the Austin Film Festival and although there was another very good short in the section it screened with, none could really compare to Deface. I'm used to many of the shorts, even at a festival like Austin, being a little rough around the edges. But this was really polished. Beautifully shot, acted, and directed. The story is also extremely moving and left me thinking about how stifling it would be to live in a society without even the most necessities (i.e. food) or the most basic rights (i.e. freedom of expression). In addition to the film being terrific, the director was a really nice guy. I aspire to make a short this good someday.


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