Korean Film Nights Closes with “He’s On Duty” on June 15th

The Korean Cultural Centre will bring its season of films concerned with migration in South Korea to a close in just over a week’s time with the light-hearted comedy, He’s On Duty. These titles have been programmed by students from the Film Studies Programming and Curation MA programme at the National Film and Television School and it has been a diverse programme made up of documentaries and dramas. This screening also has karaoke and a drinks reception so it’s worth going to!

Here’s information on the latest film as pulled from the website:

He’s on Duty   He's on Duty Film Poster

Running Time: 110 mins.

Director: Yook Sang-Hyo

Writer: Yook Sang-Hyo (Screenplay),

Starring: Kim In-kwon, Kim Jung-tae, Shin Hyun-bin, Bang Dae-han,

IMDB

I have not seen this one but I am familiar with the actors Kim In-kwon, who appeared in Peppermint Candy (2000) and My Wife is a Gangster (2001), and Kim Jung-tae who appeared in Friend (2001) and Duelist (2005). The trailer looks funny.

Synopsis: Bang Tae-sik is a perennially unemployed South Korean man who, based on his physical appearance, could pass for a foreigner. This particular trait means that he is picked on. One day he decides to take advantage of his own situation and adopts a fake foreign accent and pretends his name is Bang-ga and he is from Bhutan. He gains confidence little by little and becomes more and more influential among his friends and co-workers. He also starts romancing the lovely Jang-mi who works in the same factory as him. Will his ruse last?

The Korean Cultural Centre will run this screening on Thursday, June 15th, and it takes place from 19:00 until 22:00. Admission is free but you must book a place. The location is:

Korean Cultural Centre UK

1-3 Strand

London

WC2N 5BW

United Kingdom

To find out more about the film and to book tickets, please visit this site to book tickets.

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2 thoughts on “Korean Film Nights Closes with “He’s On Duty” on June 15th

  1. I saw the title of this film and thought it was a gender reversal sequel to 2005’s She’s On Duty but this is a completely different story altogether… :/

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