Shoot the Sun by Lyric - Staff :: 2004/06/07 15:11

cinematographer Lee, Mario Cho, Young-Kyu
music Song, Byeong-Joon (Sound & Company)
sound recording Sound & Company
narration Ahn, Sung-Kee
editing Lee, Mario Kim, Dong-Soek (Chamo Vision)
film development Korean Film Commission
Nega editing Nam, Na-Young ; Lee, Soo-Yun (LN)
color timer Kim, Soeng-Ho
optical recording Korean Film Commission
telecine Kim, Ki-Tae (Hyung Bo)
English subtitle Wharim
poster design cinema & graphic BLU
translation Simultaneous Interpretation Center
publicity Lee, Hyun-Jung
production manager Lee, An-Sook Song, Young-Min
Kine advisor Lee, Dong-Hoon
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Shoot the Sun by Lyric - Director's Profile :: 2004/06/07 15:10

CHO JAI-HONG 1960
born in Seoul, South Korea

1990
winner of scenario award of Montreal Film Festival with
1995 directing "The camera recording history(Taiwan)" and ""Hollywood in Asia(Hongkong)" of documentary series,
1996 publishing the book, 1, 2
1997 co-translating the book,
1998 directing the documentary, <109th ready-go / director Kim, Soo-Yong>
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Shoot the Sun by Lyric - Synopsis :: 2004/06/07 15:09

Two identical suns
Last summer of July `99, scene of Myongdong Cathedral. One of the people engaged in cinema, Myong Gye Nam, is on a hunger strike. On the seventh day of resisting only with water, he is utterly worn out. The story go back to the summer of a year before. By the news that Han Duk Su, director of Diplomatic Trade suggested retrenching Screen Quota, people engaged in cinema got furious. Recognizing the need for rally, they organize the emergency measure committee, and 1200 people engaged in cinema to gather in Kwang Wha Moon on the December 1 `98. On that day, actors and actresses had to carry the portraits of their own,

Solidarity & Victory

The National Assembly declares of keeping the existing law of Screen Quota. People engaged in cinema finish their demonstration taken place through 64 days. The pattern of the myth "Shooting Sun" is a common theme in Asian myth. But in Korean myth, sun is fell down by not a bow but a song. Therefore, the protagonist in our myth is called as "cultural hero".

Flying State Deartment, or Noe-liberalism

March '99, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Jack Valenti visit Korea. It is revealed ,shortly after, that Kim's government was discussing on reducing the Screen Quota with the America's side.

The Tears of Korean Cinema

Betrayed people decide to go on a strike again. In succession with the first hair-cutting, the 113 people express the anger by carrying away their second collective hair-cut. And in the third time, the symbol of Korean cinema, director Im Kwon-Taek get his hair cut. The government promises of maintaining the current Screen Quota law and people won over. But the strike against Screen Quota protection is not, by no means, a fight that can be easily completed. The remains are endless efforts.

Shoot the Sun by Lyric

If there is another real protagonists in this struggle? The elderly people engaged in Korean cinema, extras, staffs and the students anticipated in the demonstration....... Aren't all of them the heroes of our culture, who let the fake sun down with song ?
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