The March of Fools

March Of Fools 1
Film info

Director: Ha Gil-jong
Cast: Yun Mun-seop, Ha Jae-young, Lee Young-ok, Kim Ill-young, Kim Yeong-suk
105mins, 1975

A much beloved Korean cinema classic from 1975, The March of Fools starts off as a bawdy comedy, as two slacker students get drunk and try to get laid, with varying degrees of success. Slowly the tone shifts into melancholy, as the two men consider their futures, in a repressive society where they feel out of place.

Although censored for its depiction of life under military dictatorship, The March of Fools remains a unique and exhilarating story of youth in crisis, while its fashions, music and shots of the streets of Seoul make it an invaluable time capsule of 1970s Korean youth culture.

This screening will be introduced by Darcy Paquet. Darcy Paquet is an American film critic, university lecturer, author and actor. He has been living in Seoul since 1997 and contributes regularly to various publications on Korean cinema.

Barbican Cinema, 06 Nov 2019 8:30 pm

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