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Program Title: Our Twisted Hero
EASC Code: KO-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Chong-won Park
Producer:
Release Date: 1992
Running Time: 120 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Byoung-Tae works as a teacher in a private prep school. Going to the funeral of Mr. Shin, his elementary school teacher's funeral, Byoung-Tae recollects the 'long and winding battle' with his classmate Seok-Dae at the time. Transferred from a big school in Seoul to a small one in a country town, Byoung-Tae tried to adapt to the new environment, but discovered Seok-Dae's weird dominance over the classmates: everyone in the class obeyed Seok-Dae, who was the student president and top student in grades; also Mr. Shin completely trusted him. At first, Byoung-Tae tried to rebel against Seok-Dae, but failed and ended up surrendering to him. However, an unexpected incident happened right after a new teacher took over the class. He revealed that Seok-Dae had been exchanging his test sheets with those of good students and that he had been sexually harassing the classmates and so on. This made Seok-Dae's kingdom collapse. On that very night, Seok-Dae set fire to the classroom and disappeared. That was the last time people had seen him. During an all-night-long mourning ceremony, Byoung-Tae meets many of his ex-classmates. But strangely enough, he discovers them tacitly waiting for Seok-Dae.
Data Entry Date: 2/2/1999