Third Window Films Release Gritty Korean Drama Bleak Night

Third Window Films switch up from the trend of releasing Japanese films as seen in most of their output last year and in two of the last two month’s finest world cinema titles like “The Story of Yonosuke” and the ultra-brilliant “Shady” and returns to its early days by releasing more Korean films like this award-winning title, “Bleak Night”. Here are the details:


Bleak Night

Bleak Night DVD Case

The debut film of Yoon Sung-hyun

Korea / 2010 / 116 Mins / In Korean with English subtitles / Colour
Featuring the debuts of Park Jung-min & Seo Jun-young
Alongside: Lee Je-hoon (Ghost Sweepers, The Front Line)
Jo Sung-ha (Pluto, The Yellow Sea)

Out on DVD May 26th, 2014

DVD Special Features
Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with 5.1 Surround Sound
BOYS – Director Yoon Sung-hyun’s 30 min short film,

Bleak Night is the story of a grieving father (Jo Sung-ha) over the death of his son Ji-tae (Lee Je-hoon) and trying to make sense of it all. After going through Ji-tae’s things and stumbling on a few pictures of him and his friends, Ji-tae’s father attempts to track them down to inquire just what could possibly lead to his son committing suicide. His journey leads him to Hye-jun (Park Jung-min) and Dong-yoon (Seo Jun-young) who were once Ji-tae’s best friends, but Hye-jun transferred schools a few weeks before Ji-tae’s death and Dong-yoon dropped out of school and skipped out on the funeral. As one troubled man chews over everyone continuously giving him answers to everything other than the questions he finds himself repeatedly asking, the delicate and yet intricate boundaries of companionship are pushed to their limits.

A student feature from the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), which has been training some of the Korea’s best talent since the ‘80s, including Bong Joon-ho, Im Sang-soo, & Kim Tae-gyun.
KAFA produces four feature-length projects per year.

Winner: FIPRESCI Award

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Winner: New Currents Award

Busan International Film Festival

Winner: Best Screenplay

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Nominated: Tiger Award

Rotterdam International Film Festival

8 thoughts on “Third Window Films Release Gritty Korean Drama Bleak Night

  1. This is a great film. It was on my top ten list of 2011! I’m looking forward to revisiting it via this new release to see if it still moves the same way it did back then! 🙂

      1. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your thoughts on it! 🙂

        BTW – who do I have to bribe to get on your blog roll? 😉 😛

  2. Hey,
    This looks good – will wait for you to provide the litmus test please.
    Thought about you today when I was finishing a book – I think you’d like. Three by Sarah Lotz. You should check it out. It’s not quite what it seems.
    How did your exams go??
    Lynn 😀

    1. Hey Lynn!

      Thanks for the book recommendation. I’ll have a look at it.

      Well the exam went okay. I kinda dropped the ball with Kanji since I could only identify half but keigo (honorific language) and onomatopoeias were… okay. I thin I did well with particles. The speaking exam was fun since I talked about the blog. The best bit was the meeting in the restaurant with the class. Unagi chahan and green tea ice cream an great conversation!

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