The murky complexities of power, pecking order, friendship, loyalty and physical fury have seldom been examined as closely as in BLEAK NIGHT, the feature debut by Yoon Sung-Hyun. His film starts as a whodunit. A student at a boys' school, Ki-Tae, has died. The father, who realises all too well how absent he was in bringing up his son, wonders what happened. He has conversations with Ki-Tae’s friends, but they do not seem eager to say very much. The sensitive Hee-June, who has gone to another school to avoid conflict, advises him to look for Dong-Yoon, who has known Ki-Tae from childhood. But Dong-Yoon has disappeared without a trace... IFFR 2011 Winner of the New Currents Award at the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival and FIPRESCI award winner at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Cast: Je-hoon Lee, Jun-young Seo, Jung-min Park, Sung-ha Jo
Director: Sung-Hyun Yoon