LKFF 2022: Rainbow Trout

  • Director

    Park Jong-won

  • Cast

    Kang Soo-yeon, Hwang In-seong, Sul Kyoung-gu, Kim Se-dong, Lee Eun-ju

  • Genre

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    100 mins

  • Cert


Screening accompanied by an introduction.


A small van-load of city people head into the hills. There are two thirty-something couples plus one younger sister, Se-hwa, off to visit old school friend Chang-hyeon. He has turned his back on career and middle-class comforts and operates a trout farm, his only company is a strange boy, Tae-ju who runs a kennel. When Tae-ju becomes fixated on lovely young Se-hwa, the urban sophisticates see their outing turn more than challenging.

The clash between city and country, urban middle classes and hard-edged rural folk, may have roots in mythical archetypes, although John Boorman’s 1972 Deliverance made sure that the myth was relevant to contemporary cinema. In this ensemble, Sul Kyung-gu appears in his first main role as husband to Jeong-hwa/Kang Soo-yeon, while Lee Eun-ju – fated to have a tragically brief career – debuts as Se-hwa.


Mark Morris