WYO-NANG SO-RI

V'09

WYO-NANG SO-RI

OLD PARTNER

LEE Chung-Ryoul
Südkorea, 2008
Documentaries, 77min, OmeU

WYO-NANG SO-RI

LEE Chung-Ryoul
Südkorea, 2008
Documentaries, 77min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
LEE Chung-Ryoul
Sound: 
Jung Il-gwon
Camera: 
Ji Jae-woo
Editor: 
LEE Chung-Ryoul
Composer: 
Heo Hoon
Min So-yun

Production: 
Studio Nurimbo
World Sales: 
Indiestory 4th Fl., Baek Ak Bldg. 135-4 Tong In-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul 110-043, Südkorea T +82 2 722 6051 indiestory@indiestory.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

(Lee Chung-ryoul)

Choi, an octogenarian Korean farmer, and his wife Lee have lived with their trusty and hard-working ox for 40 years in a remote valley in South Korea. Come rain or shine, the ox has toiled in the fields and carried burdensome loads to home and to market. Through their efforts, father and ox have enabled a whole generation of children to obtain college educations. Now in their twilight years, Mr. Choi and his ox are old, skinny and tired, and it's anybody's guess who will give out first. The devotion between the two of them is observable: The ox is the yin to Choi's yang, the \"one\" who stayed behind on the farm to help him when his sons left home. It is this special bond between man and mammal that clearly infuriates Lee, who rues the day the ox entered her life. As anyone who saw The Story of the Weeping Camel knows, it's not only humans who have feelings and show emotion. Old Partner was a huge hit at the recent Sundance film festival, and it will steal your heart, too. (Carol Coombes)