The Weight, portrays the life of Jung(Cho Jae-Huyn) who grew up as an orphan and was adopted into a family of only a mother and a son. Jung is now a hunchback man due to scoliosis and is a ...
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The Weight, portrays the life of Jung(Cho Jae-Huyn) who grew up as an orphan and was adopted into a family of only a mother and a son. Jung is now a hunchback man due to scoliosis and is a live-in mortician taking care of corpses in the most eerie manner. His brother wants to become a woman and their mother, who now hates both of her sons, will not accept her real son's female identity. Jung lives a secluded life trying to deal with his family's problems along with his own.Written by
Winner of the "Queer Lion Award 2012" at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. See more »
"The Weight"-A film by Kyu-Hwan Jeon in which dead bodies get proper treatment.
There are hardly any absolute claims about viewers' tastes in cinema. Some viewers like to watch films with their eyes. There are also few viewers whose aim is to watch films with their minds. This has a lot to do with the fact that minds work more when a film is essentially visual than verbal. South Korean director Kyu-Hwan Jeon's "The Weight" is a perfect film which would enormously appeal to those viewers who watch visually rich films with their minds as their visual effects leave hardly any room for any verbal flourishes. In South Korean film "The Weight", these effects are highlighted through a mortuary which is considered by many as the ideal place for horror films. However, this film differs from other films of horror cinema genre as does not borrow any of their conventions despite the fact that a mortuary is chosen as its primary setting. The focus is more on visual drama achieved in part through the dignity of corpses especially in the manner one can improve one's own perspective about life by interacting with corpses. This influence is achieved through an ordinary man who is involved in numerous life affirming activities namely art and music rather than simply taking care of dead bodies."The Weight" is the fifth film by Kyu- Hwan Jeon who started his career as a manager to two of South Korean cinema's important actors Cho Jae-Hyun and Sol Kyung-Gu. Apart from being chosen as an entry into the official selection of Giornate Degli Autori/Venice Days 2012, Kyu-Hwan Jeon won the best director award at 43rd International Film festival of India 2012.
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