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Korean Competition

Breathing Underwater

Director KOH Heeyoung
Info
  • Korea│
  • 2016│
  • 77min│
  • HD│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

There are women on Jeju Island who hold their breath as they live. They are the women divers who dive for 7 to 8 hours a day without even taking a sip of water. An in-depth documentary that affectionately documents them for 7 years.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
344 2016. 05. 01 17:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6 KEK12GV
549 2016. 05. 03 21:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 KEK12GV
728 2016. 05. 05 14:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 KEK12

Review

Divers in Jeju island dive 10m to 20m without oxygen tanks to catch seafood. They work 7 to 8 hours without drinking water. Based on the capability of holding breath, divers are divided into three tiers-Group A, B, and C. B group can’t work in the area of A group; C group can work only in the seashore. They are in common that they have to hold breath for work. Every year a few divers die underwater. When they are out of breath, they do water breath, which happens when they are tempted
to catch more. With the elegant camera, Koh follows the lives of divers who surrender to their fate. There are things human can do and can’t, a circle of destiny, and an area accessible only when human admits their limitation. It causes us to think of many things. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director KOH Heeyoung
Screenplay SONG Jina
Producer GAM Beongseok
Cinematography HWANG Dochul, KIM Seongmi
Art Director PARK Beongchul
Editor JEONG Seunguk
Music YANG Bang-ean
Cast LEE Sun-ok, KIM Jeongja, KOH Changsun

Director

KOH Heeyoung

Trailer

(Breathing Underwater) DIR. KOH Heeyoung

There are women on Jeju Island who hold their breath as they live. They are the women divers who dive for 7 to 8 hours a day without even taking a sip of water. An in-depth documentary that affectionately documents them for 7 years.