THE TENOR LIRICO SPINTO

By Sang-Man KIM

MORE IN GROUP - as DISTR / PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

BASED ON THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY
OF A TENOR WHO LOST HIS VOICE

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
Korean Cinema Today - Vision
Busan International Film Fiestival 2014
Korean Cinema Today - Panorama
Taipei Godend Horse Film Fetival 2014
Asian Window
shanghai 2014
Official Selection for Spectrum Section
Belgrade IFF 2015
Downtown Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Biography
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South), JAPAN
    • Languages
    • KOREAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sang-Man KIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Sang-Man KIM
    • Producer(s)
    • Jenny Jung-A KIM (More In Group), Tae-Jin CHUNG (More In Group), Totaro WAJIMA (Voice Factory)
    • Synopsis
    • THE TALENTED KOREAN TENOR, BAE JAE-CHUL, WHO PENETRATES THE AUDIENCE’S HEARTS THROUGH HIS DELICATE AND POWERFUL SINGING, IS ON THE RISE TO STARDOM AT THE EUROPEAN OPERA SCENE. KOJI SAWADA, A JAPANESE MUSIC PRODUCER, IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW TENOR FOR AN UPCOMING PERFORMANCE. HE WATCHES A PERFORMANCE OF BAE JAE-CHUL AND IS AMAZED THAT AN ASIAN CAN ACTUALLY SING BETTER THAN MOST EUROPEAN SINGERS. SAWADA INVITES JAE-CHUL TO JAPAN, WHICH MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT FRIENDSHIP.
      BUT AFTER A SUCCESSFUL SEASON OF PERFORMANCES, THE TRAGEDY OF THYROID CANCER STRIKES JAE-CHUL. DURING AN OPERATION, THE NERVES OF HIS VOCAL CORDS HAS TO BE CUT DUE TO THE WIDELY SPREAD CANCER. UNFORTUNATELY, JAE-CHUL, WHO WAS ONCE SO PASSIONATE AND AMBITIOUS, ENDS UP LOSING HIS VOICE AT THE PEAK OF HIS CAREER.
      SAWADA CAN’T STAND TO WATCH JAE-CHUL FALL APART INTO A STATE OF HOPELESSNESS AND SO HE STARTS TO LOOK FOR A SOLUTION TO RECOVER HIS VOCAL ABILITIES. EVENTUALLY, SAWADA FINDS OUT THAT DR. ISSHIKI IS A VETERAN DOCTOR WHO PERFORMS A SPECIFIC SURGERY FOR VOCAL CORDS RESTORATION, WHICH COULD POSSIBLY CURE JAE-CHUL’S VOICE. SAWADA’S PERSUASION LEADS JAE-CHUL TO UNDERGO THE OPERATION TO OVERCOME THIS TRAGIC INCIDENT. THE SURGERY GETS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED.
      ALTHOUGH HIS VOICE IS NOT FULLY RECOVERED, JAE-CHUL REGAINS HOPE TO CONTINUE HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC. JAE-CHUL STARTS REHABILITATION WHILE SAWADA PREPARES A NEW CONCERT WITH A SPECIAL STAGE FOR HIM.
      BUT AN UNEXPECTED OCCURRENCE HAPPENS RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES…
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2013
    • End of shooting
    • May 07, 2013
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