SHADOW ISLAND

By Seung-Ung SON

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Thriller - Completed 2014

The torture of the scarlet letter

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Busan 2014
Vision
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seung-Ung SON
    • Writer(s)
    • Seung-Ung SON
    • Producer(s)
    • Chang-eon KIM
    • Synopsis
    • : Young-do whose father was a merciless murderer had to endure being called ‘monster’ ever since he was a child. His father’s dark shadow is constantly drawn over him despite his death by execution. Young-do vindictively lashes out to those calling him a monster, slowly becoming one himself. One day, a mysterious woman with a child shows up at Young-do’s house, claiming his father murdered her parents. When she demands for his heart, Young-do points a knife at his chest, daring her to stab him. He eventually fails to kick the woman and her child out of his house, and adding to this, he learns of a secret of hers. Shot in Busan, Shadow Island is the name of a location as well as the main character’s name. The film explains the legacy of violence passed down through three generations. The lives of a murderous father, a son addicted to violence, and the victims of violence intertwine into a surprising finale. As the film shifts through the past and present, it reveals a painful family history that eats away the soul and leads to a burdened fate of self-destruction.
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