Three Friends 1996

A compilation of shots from the Korean feature film, THREE FRIENDS (aka "Sechinku") released in 1996.

The story revolves around three high-school graduates who struggle to fit into mainstream Korean society.

Three young men face the university entrance exams upon which their economic and social fates depend. Kim Tae-Moo is a comic-book artist whose art is plagiarized even as he's humiliated at school, at work, and then in the army. Cho Sein, plagued by a drunken father, wants to be a hairdresser and is the victim of gay bashing. The overweight, phlegmatic, and cowardly Kong Seungho lives to eat and watch videos. The film dramatizes their friendship, their family lives, and the crushing reality of the limited opportunities Korean society offers them.

The premiere screening was at the Pusan International Film Festival in its inaugural year, 1996.

Director: Soonrye Yim

Writers: Kyung-hee Park and Soonrye Yim

Starring: Hyun-sung Kim, Hee-suk Jung and Jang-won Lee

Director of Photography: Peter Gray

Shooting dates: March to June, 1996.