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Aimless Bullet
Obaltan
1961 South Korea 110 min N-13
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This film is Yu Hyun-mok's most exem­plary work and a key work of Korean realist cinema. The film captures the collective anxiety of post-war Korea through clerk Cheol-ho and his family – his mentally ill mother, his sex-work­er sister and his bank-robber brother. This family is trapped in the prison of a powerful, unyielding social structure. Cheol-ho is a tortured soul and often ends up wandering around the streets of Seoul late at night. The film has long been considered a cursed masterpiece.

„This film was considered a lost Korean masterpiece, because after the release it was banned by the military government and the original film negative disappeared. Director Yu Hyun-mok, like neorealists in Italy after the war, sought to represent those who did not receive appropriate attention. Finally we can see the restored version of this important film." (Mantė Valiūnaitė)

Filmography

1995 – Mama, žvaigždė, ir jūrų arkliukai / Mommy, Star, and Sea Anemone

1980 – Žmogaus sūnus / Son of Man

1979 – Lietingos dienos / Rainy Days

1977 – Vartai / The Gate
1975 – Liepsna / Flame 
1971 – Bunry istorija / Bun-Rye's Story
1969 – Norėčiau tapti žmogumi / I Would Like to Become a Human 
1969 – Mokyklos ekskursija / School Excursion 
1965 – Kankiniai / Martyrs

1965 – Tuščia svajonė / Empty Dream
1963 – Vaistininko Kimo dukros / Daughters of Pharmacist Kim 
1961 – Beprasmė kulka / The Aimless Bullet
1959 – Net debesys dreifuoja / Even the Clouds Are Drifting 
1957 – Prarasta jaunystė / The Lost Youth
1956 – Kryžkelė / The Crossroad


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Director(s) - Yu Hyun-mok
Screenwriter(s) - Lee Beom-seon
Actors - Choi Mu-ryong, Kim Jin Kyu, Moon Jeong-suk, Seo Ae-ja, Kim Hye-jeong
Producer(s) - Kim Seong-chun
Cinematographer - Kim Hak-seong
Editor(s) - Kim Hui-su
Sound - Lee Kyeong-sun
Composer(s) - Kim Seong-tae
Sales agent - Korean Film Archive
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Martynas Šiaučiūnas-Kačinskas
Dialogues - Korean
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmography

1995 – Mama, žvaigždė, ir jūrų arkliukai / Mommy, Star, and Sea Anemone

1980 – Žmogaus sūnus / Son of Man

1979 – Lietingos dienos / Rainy Days

1977 – Vartai / The Gate
1975 – Liepsna / Flame 
1971 – Bunry istorija / Bun-Rye's Story
1969 – Norėčiau tapti žmogumi / I Would Like to Become a Human 
1969 – Mokyklos ekskursija / School Excursion 
1965 – Kankiniai / Martyrs

1965 – Tuščia svajonė / Empty Dream
1963 – Vaistininko Kimo dukros / Daughters of Pharmacist Kim 
1961 – Beprasmė kulka / The Aimless Bullet
1959 – Net debesys dreifuoja / Even the Clouds Are Drifting 
1957 – Prarasta jaunystė / The Lost Youth
1956 – Kryžkelė / The Crossroad


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