ХВА ЙИ: МАЛЬЧИК-МОНСТР / HWAYI: GWIMULEUL SAMKIN AHYI / HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY
2013, South Korea
126 min., col., 1:2.35, Dolby Digital, language — Korean
Director and scriptwriter Jang Joon-hwan
DoP Kim Ji-yong
Production design Chae Kyun-sun
Costume design Ham Hyeon-ju
Editing Kim Sang-beom
Cast Kim Yun-seok, Yeo Jin-goo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Sung-kyun, Jang Hyeong-seong, Park Hae-jun
Producers Lee Chang-dong, Lee Jun-dong
Production CJ Entertainment, Muhan Investment, Sidus Pictures
World sales CJ Entertainment & Marketing
Hwayi is a boy living in a farm village, who was raised by 5 fathers. His fathers are known criminals and the police nicknamed them as ‘Daytime Monsters’. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. Apart from the leader Suk-tae, rest of the group feel something odd about this particular contract, but Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with Hwayi in tow. This is the first time Hwayi has ever tagged along for a job and discovers a photograph of a child in Lim’s house. The boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar...
- Blue Dragon Award-2013 for Best New Actor
Director and scriptwriter. Studied at the Korean Film Academy. His debut feature «Save the Green Planet!» (2003) earned him awards for the Best First Time Filmmaker at domestic and international film awards including the Blue Dragon and Grand Bell Awards, as well as Silver Saint George for Best Director at Moscow IFF and KNF Special Mention at Rotterdam IFF. «Hwayi: A Monster Boy» is his second feature film.