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Backstage

Director LEE Jaeho
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  • Korea│
  • 2015│
  • 100min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

Gang Beom-chan, Kim Jang-yong, Yang Dong-ee and Im Hyeong-gyu are the 1.5 generation of Korean fighters who are on ‘The Korean Top Team’ which has been building the history of mixed martial arts in Korea. A chronicle of hellish training and friendship that the four fighters desperately undergo.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
319 2016. 05. 01 13:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 KEK15GV
617 2016. 05. 04 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 KEK15
802 2016. 05. 06 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 KEK15

Review

With the fall of Pride and K1, UFC has established itself as the major league of mixed martial arts and 9 UFC fighers have emerged from Korea. Thanks to their success, the public has a high interest in mixed martial arts. The ‘Korean Top Team’ who have been writing the history of Korean MMA are 1.5 generation of fighters of the same age. Kang Beomchan, Kim Jangyong, Yang Dong-i, Im Hyeongyu undergo hellish trainging together as they dream of making a comeback. Backstage shows the lives of MMA fighters who must endure a monk-like lifestyle and draws out their voices. They look like modern day gladiators on the outside but fear lurks deep in their hearts as they are forced to fight inside a cage. This documentary is a moving portrayal of how these fighters comfort and encourage each other in a community of friendship where a single mistake can lead to irrevocable despair. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director LEE Jaeho
Screenplay LEE Jaeho
Producer LEE Jaeho
Cinematography LEE Deuckhwan
Editor KIM Sunmin
Music KIM Nayoung
Cast KANG Beomchan, KIM Jangyong, YANG Dong-i, LIM Hyungyu

Director

LEE Jaeho

Born in 1986, Seoul. Graduated from the Paekche Institute of the Arts. He directed Give Happiness(2010), Man who Can Not Leave a Woman who Can´t Break Up(2012) and The Dogs Playground(2013). He received the Bacchus 29 Seconds Film Award For Excellence for Scarface in Korea(2014).

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(Backstage) DIR. LEE Jaeho

Gang Beom-chan, Kim Jang-yong, Yang Dong-ee and Im Hyeong-gyu are the 1.5 generation of Korean fighters who are on ‘The Korean Top Team’ which has been building the history of mixed martial arts in Korea. A chronicle of hellish training and friendship that the four fighters desperately undergo.