Ibangin (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Poland, South Korea  |  
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South Korean filmmaker Moon Seung-wook returns to Poland, the country where he learned to make movies (he is a graduate of Poland's Lodz Film school and former student of Krzystof Kieslowski) to tell the story of Kim (Ahn Sung-ki), a Korean immigrant who left his wife and family to see the world and ended up opening a Taekwondo school in Warsaw. There he encounters two young people who will completely change his life. One of those, Jola (Ewa Gawryluk), is a free-spirited blonde, while the other, Michal (Pawel Burczyk), is one of Kim's more talented students even though he is also a bit of a ruffian. This film was shown at the 1998 Pusan Film Festival and represents the first co-production between Poland and South Korea.



immigrant, life-changes, martial-arts, student