In the dark
De Jéro Yun film 2009
In The Dark tells a story inspired by the account of a prostitute in South Korea. the film shows anxiety and concern. the atmosphere leads us no-where as if we were lost, like the characters in the film that we will finally never know. We will probably only see the traces of the existence of these individuals who continue to live. Certain scenes are undoubtedly moving, some are unclear and might provoke a sickening feeling. this is my intention, and in any case, in this film i have given a lot of importance to "physical" feeling. The relationship between he who films and the filmed is fundamental (the karaoke scene is an example of this), i wanted to add feeling to the camera, in a way the director imposes an approach by taking away the maximum of editing. i especially tried not to change the angles such as the shot-counter shot which is very present in cinema and telefilms. the choice of the shoulder camera enabled me to more freely experiment and to give the impression of following two main characters. I also chose to make the light important which eliminates the identity of these individuals. this contrasted, dark lighting illustrates a confused feeling, a fragmented memory more or less lost with time. The film does not judge the motivation, the political or social system in this country, it simply shows the existence as it is. it does not address anyone in particular.
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