Garak Market Revolution

2016, South Korea, 88 min.

Director & Screenplay : Jung Dawon
Cast : Jung Doo-won, Choi Si-on, Park Ye-young, Jung Dawon

Jeonju Film Festival 2016 – Korea Cinemascape

Young Doo-soo works at the popular Garak Market, while lying to his parents, saying he has a regular job in a company. His boss makes him discover his potential for Korean traditional chess, that Doo-soo uses it for gambling. Yet he has a goal : help the poorest people of his neighborhood, boosted by his girlfriend who is involved into social activism. Will Doo-soo manage to change his life, or even… start a revolution?    

One of the example of the vitality of the young Korean Cinema, Garak Market Revolution gives a delicate and funny insight of modern South Korea, with a hopeful social message.