This moving biographical film from prolific Korean filmmaker IM Kwon-taek, details the life and work of Jang Seung-up (Choi Min-sik), a troubled nineteenth century artist. Korean society is suffering poverty and political upheaval and Jang emerges from that chaos with the help of the mentor and benefactor Kim Byung-moon who pulled him from a street gang. Rewarding him with a drawing, Kim provides copious support and opportunity for developing Jangs artistic talent, but despite this newfound freedom and resources, he struggles to break free and wanders the country seeking true art and instead finds love, heartbreak and alcoholism. This epic film emotionally portrays this geniuss life, as well as deftly presenting a glimpse into a tumultuous Korea on the brink of revolution.
Release Date: 12 June 2006
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen\16:9 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 117 minutes
Production Year: 2002
Main Language: Korean